North of Boise and northeast of Smiths Ferry in the Boise National Forest, the Bull Creek Trail (#44) is a 15 mile route open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. There are several natural hot springs along this singletrack route.
The trail leaves from its junction with the Middle Fork Payette River Trail and follows Bull Creek upstream to the ridge between the Deadwood River and Bull Creek before terminating at its junction with National Forest Road 478 (NF-478).
The trail starts in the Ponderosa Pine forest types and passes through Douglas-fir up to subalpine fir. The trail is single track motorized from its junction with the Middle Fork Trail to approximately 1.0 mile from the junction with the Silver Creek Summit Trail, where it becomes a 2 track with a 48 inch limit. Approximately 0.75 mile from the NF-478 it becomes a single track again.
This is a heavily used trail so watch out for other motorized users. Please stay on the trails. This is a designated area for travel management. This is a remote area so be prepared for any problems that may arise.
The simplest access to the Bull Creek Trail is from the Silver Creek area using the Silver Creek Summit Trail. Accessing the trail in this manner will put you at the trails midpoint, where the use type changes from single to two-track. Take NF-698 from Crouch approximately 15 miles to its junction with NF-671. Turn right on NF-671 and travel approximately 10.2 miles to its junction with NF-671E. Proceed north on NF-671E approximately 1.8 miles to its end at the trailhead. Take the Silver Creek Summit Trail approximately 6 miles to its junction with the Bull Creek Trail.
To access the trail from the Middle Fork Payette Trail, follow NF-698 from Crouch for approximately 22.3 mile to the end. The Middle Fork Trailhead is located on the left. Follow the Middle Fork Payette Trail to its intersection with the Bull Creek Trail.