Hiking The Trail Creek Trail

The 17th most popular hiking trail in Idaho.

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Northeast of Boise and Idaho City in the Boise National Forest, the Trail Creek Trail #064 is a 5 mile hiking route that starts from the Yuba River and follows Trail Creek to the headwaters. This lightly used route passes through Douglas-fir and lodgepole pine (there may be downed trees, too).

To reach the hiking trailhead from the intersection of Quarts St. and Middle Fork Rd. in Atlanta, go west on Middle Fork Rd. for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto FR 289 and go about 2.5 miles up FR 289 to FR 207 (at the confluence of the Yuba River and Decker Creek.) The trail begins here. Look for trail registration boxes and signs. FRs 207/289 are not recommended for passenger cars. Most people riding motorcycles unload and ride from Atlanta or at the junction of Rds 268/289 (junction of Middle Fork Rd. and 289.)

Overall, Trail Creek Trail is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Idaho. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Trail Creek Trail including West Mountain / Joes Creek, Airline Trail / Onion Valley Trail, Hungarian Ridge Trail, Hot Creek Trail, Black Warrior Trail and Swanholm - Warrior Trail.

Trail Creek 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:  Moderate

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

GPS:  43.748, -115.1357

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  8/14/2016

ID:  17498

Trail Creek Trail Hiking Map


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