These trails listed below are recommended and submitted by chapter members. If you want to submit a trail, please create the files using Google Earth or PlotaRoute. Although there are multiple viewers of KML files, we recommend Google Earth or PlotARoute . View them from this site or download the files to your device to view them. Happy trails to you.
We also have google maps within our web pages. We use this google tool to embed the maps right on the page.
Idaho State Parks and Recreation Trail Map offers a list of most trails (motorized and non-motorized) in the state. Zoom in for details (best viewed on a PC).
To find camping in national forests nation wide, try the National Forest interactive map.
When ridding in the National Forests and Wildernesses, it is best that you have one or more of these map programs on your phone as they are getting quite sophisticated. Some recommendations are:
For communication thru a satellite link to your loved ones or for help, look into the Garmin inReach. In addition, the new iPhone comes with a satellite link to request help. This is free for the first year after purchase.
BCHA has a link to Trailmeister .
Most areas have two maps. One map (a Google map) takes you to the trailhead and the other link will show you the details of the trails available. The map to the trailhead is marked “(MAP)”. The other named links take you to PLOTAROUTE to display trail info. Then scroll down to see additional info. These are best viewed on a PC.
REMEMBER: You can create your own map and submit it to the webmaster.
- Reed Ranch(MAP) (North of Warm Lake)
- Camp Creek Trailhead (16mi loop)
- Kennally Creek Campground (MAP)
- Yellow Jacket TH ( Stole Meadows, South of Warm Lake) (MAP)
- Cowboy Campground at Legacy Park(MAP)
- Haga Creek(11miRT) and Sheep Creek(9.5mi RT)(MAP)
- Meadow Creek Sheep Camp (13mi)(MAP)
- Woop_Um_Up Loops – between Loman and Idaho City on ID 21 (MAP)
- Bear Valley -Elk Creek Cow Camp area (MAP)
- White Clouds – 4th of July Trail Head (South of Stanley)(MAP)
- Sawtooth – Pettit Lake/Tin Cup Trail Head (South of Stanley)(MAP)
- Lola Creek Campground and TH (West of Stanley)(MAP)
Mountain Home/Soldier Mountains
- Willow Creek Transfer Camp (East of Featherville) (MAP)
- Bear Creek Transfer Camp (North of Fairfield) (MAP)
WHAT IS RIDGE TO RIVERS?
Ridge to Rivers is a partnership between the City of Boise, Ada County, the Bureau of Land Management Boise District, Boise National Forest, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and private land owners. The goal of Ridge to Rivers is to provide a high-quality system of trails for the enjoyment of Treasure Valley residents and visitors to the Boise Foothills. The Ridge to Rivers management area stretches from Highway 55, east to Highway 21, and from north Boise to the Boise ridgeline. Some trails are marked not for Equine use.
Ridge to Rivers Trail System Map or Interactive Map or Equestrian Trails
MORE TREASURE VALLEY TRAILS :
- Emmett Hwy 16 between Emmett and Star (MAP)
- Eagle Island Eagle (MAP)
- Emmett Sand Hollow Rd East of Emmett (MAP)
- Kuna Butte south of Kuna (MAP)
- North Eagle Foothills North of Eagle (MAP)
- Lime Creek – exit: Blacks Creek Road east of Boise (MAP)
Idaho Centennial Trail (Nevada to Canada)
- Starting Point, (MAP) Nevada State Line to Winter Camp (47mi)
- Winter Camp(MAP) to Snake River at Hammett (36mi)
- Hammett(Map) To Castle Rock (40mi)
- Castle Rock(MAP) to Hunter Creek Transfer Camp (35mi)
- Sawmill Gulch/Hunter Creek Transfer Camp(MAP) to Willow Creek Transfer Camp (35mi)
- Willow Creek Transfer Camp (MAP) to Rock Fork Basin (18mi)
- Rock Fork Basin(MAP) to Grandjean (43mi)
- Grandjean (MAP) to Lola Creek Campground (31mi)
- …(more to come)
- Steen Mountains South Central Or, just North of Nev. border. (MAP)
- Succor Creek west of Homedale, Id. (MAP)
Horseback Riding in Idaho State Parks
Horseback riders will enjoy the many trails and camping opportunities in Idaho state parks. Several parks have trails specially designed for horseback riding as well as camping places designed for horse travel and care. Every region of the state offers a state park with something special for horse riding enthusiasts. Most parks offer overnight camping and accommodations.
- Bruneau Dunes State Park South Central Id. Map.
- Castle Rocks State Park South East Id. Map.
- City of Rocks National Reserve South East Id.
- Eagle Island State Park South West Id.
- Farragut State Park North Central Id.
- Harriman State Park East Central Id.
- Hells Gate State Park Central Id.
- Heyburn State Park North East Id.
- Idaho City Trail System South West Id.
- McCroskey State Park North West Id.
- Thousand Spring State Park South Central Id.
- Ashton to Tetonia Trail North East Id.