Trails to Ride

INTRODUCTION

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:

Avenza
Gaia GPS
– Google Earth (Windows) (also available in your app store)
Google Maps
Roadtrippers (Vehicle routing attractions along the way)

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 .

MAPS

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.

Cascade/McCall

Idaho City

Lowman

  • Bull Trout (Kirkham Ridge Trailhead) (MAP)
  • Warm Springs Trailhead(aka Bull Trout)(MAP)

Stanley

4th of July Lake
Tin Cup Trail Head

Mountain Home/Soldier Mountains

Hunter Creek Transfer Camp
  • Ear Creek Sheep Camp (North of Hill City) (MAP)

Owyhee Mountains

Treasure Valley

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 :

Hells Canyon/Seven Devils Windy Saddle Horse Camp (West of Riggins)(MAP)

Idaho Centennial Trail (Nevada to Canada)

Oregon

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.