Hiking The Hungarian Ridge Trail

The 13th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.

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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 13th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Idaho. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Hungarian Ridge Trail including West Mountain / Joes Creek, Airline Trail / Onion Valley Trail, Trail Creek Trail, Hot Creek Trail, Black Warrior Trail and Swanholm - Warrior Trail.

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/

GPS:  43.8989, -115.6462

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  8/21/2016

ID:  17492

Hungarian Ridge Trail Hiking Map


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