Bear Valley Lakes Trail For ATV Riding

The 9th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Idaho.

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South of Salmon and southeast of Lemhi in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the Bear Valley Lakes Trail (#6179) is a 5.4 mile route open to ATV riding. The trail ranges from 6,800 feet to 9,200 on its way from the NFS Bear Valley Campground up to Bear Valley Lake. There is a 1.2 mile side trail to Upper Bear Valley Lakes.

To reach the ATV riding trailhead for Bear Valley Lakes Trail from Lemhi, head north on SR28 for 1 mile. Turn left heading southwest on Hayden Creek Road (FS008) for 8.5 miles. Turn right heading west on Bear Valley Creek Road (FS009) for 4.7 miles to the end of the road at the campground.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is permitted only on designated dirt Forest Service roads. A map with designated roads can be obtained from the Forest Service HQ at (208) 756-5100. In addition, the ATV must pass a strict list of regulations.

Overall, Bear Valley Lakes Trail is the 9th most popular ATV riding trail of all 55 ATV trails in Idaho. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Bear Valley Lakes Trail including Hayden Creek Trail, Big Eightmile Trail, Nez Perce National Historic Trail and East Fork Hayden Creek Trail.

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Local Contact(s):  SCNF (208) 768-2500; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820.

Recommended Book:  "ATV Trails: Offroad" from Mud Mountain

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Lower Bear Valley Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/scnf/

Article Source:   Best Bear Valley Lakes Trail ATV Trails Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=ATV&id=14154

GPS:  44.7935, -113.7779

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/28/2016

ID:  14154

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