Hiking The Hungarian Ridge Trail

The 14th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.

Northeast of Boise and Idaho City in the Boise National Forest, the Hungarian Ridge Trail #166 follows the Hungarian Ridge and Sunset Ridge for 11 miles with several vista points. The route is shared by hikers, horseback and offroad motorcycle riders. The scenic route passes through old burn areas and regrowth of Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine.

To reach the Sunset Lookout Trailhead from the intersection of Main St. and SR 21 in Idaho City, go east/north on SR 21 for 13.5 miles. Turn right onto FR 316 (Mores Creek Summit) and go about 4 miles to Sunset Mountain. The trailhead starts just below the lookout, as indicated with a trail sign.

Note: trail maintenance has been limited on this route over the past few years so expect many downed trees. There are several loose, steep climbs which may be difficult.

Overall, Hungarian Ridge Trail is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Idaho.

Hungarian Ridge Trail in Boise NF (ID/US)

Hungarian Ridge Trail in Boise NF (ID/US)

Hungarian Ridge Trail in Boise NF (ID/US)

Hungarian Ridge Trail in Boise NF (ID/US)

Hungarian Ridge Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  BNF (208) 587-7961; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Idaho" from Falcon Guides

Best Season:  Jul. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

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

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  17492

Hungarian Ridge Trail Hiking Map


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