Hot Creek Bridle Trail Horseback Riding

The 29th most popular equestrian trail in Idaho.

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Northeast of Boise and southwest of Atlanta in the Boise National Forest, the Hot Creek Trail #047 is a 10 mile horseback riding route between Phifer Creek Road (FS156) at 5400ft and James Creek Road (FS126) at 7700ft. This lightly used, challenging route rolls over several major drainages.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from the intersections of Quarts Street and Middle Fork Road in Atlanta, go west on Middle Fork Rd. for 1.8 miles. Branch left to the James Creek Road and head west/south for 4.7 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Overall, Hot Creek Bridle Trail is the 29th most popular horse trail of all 56 horseback rides in Idaho. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Hot Creek Bridle Trail including West Mountain / Joes Creek, Airline Trail / Onion Valley Trail, Hungarian Ridge Trail, Swanholm - Warrior Trail, Trail Creek Trail and Black Warrior Bridle Trail.

Hot Creek Bridle Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  BNF (208) 587-7961; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Idaho Backcountry Horsemen (208) 772-2964.

Best Season:  Jul. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  43.7671, -115.2199

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  17504

Hot Creek Bridle Trail Horseback Riding Map


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