Big Eightmile Trail For ATV Riding

The 8th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Idaho.

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Southeast of Salmon and west of Leadore in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the Big Eightmile Trail #6183 is a 6 mile route ranging from 7,700 feet to 10,200 along Big Eightmile Creek into scenic alpine meadows. There are sweeping vistas from the summit.

To reach the trailhead from Leadore, head west on Lee Creek Road for 6.5 miles. Turn southwest on FS096 for 6.5 miles to Big Eightmile 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, Big Eightmile Trail is the 8th most popular ATV riding trail of all 55 ATV trails in Idaho. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Big Eightmile Trail including Bear Valley Lakes Trail, Hayden Creek Trail, Nez Perce National Historic Trail and East Fork Hayden Creek Trail.


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:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Big Eightmile Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Big Eightmile Trail ATV Trails Review

GPS:  44.6151, -113.56706

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  8/17/2016

ID:  14166

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