Selway River Trail Horseback Riding

The 19th most popular equestrian trail in Idaho.

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Southeast of Lowell in the Nez Perce National Forest, the Forest Trail #4 follows the Selway River for 50 miles through the Selway Bitteroot Wilderness. The horseback riding trail runs through remote pine forest and is known for its plentiful rattlesnakes and bears.

The eastern trailhead is located at Paradise Landing (north of Salmon) and the western trailhead is at Race Creek Campground near Lowell.

Overall, Selway River Trail is the 19th most popular horse trail of all 56 horseback rides in Idaho. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Selway River Trail including Magruder Corridor, Meadow Creek Trail and Fish Creek Meadows Trails.


Local Contact(s):  NPNF (406) 363-7117; Idaho Backcountry Horsemen (208) 772-2964.

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Race Creek Campground

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Wilderness Inn, Lowell

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  15358


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