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Kirkham Ridge

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Alt Names

Kirkham Ridge ATV Trail, Bull Trout Lake, Warm Springs, Martin Lake, Eightmile Canyoun, Red Mountain, Wyoming Creek, Fir Creek, Wapiti Creek, Warm Springs Creek, Eightmile Creek, South Fork Payette River, Boise National Forest, Lowman Ranger District, Pass Creek, Deadman Creek, Miller Mountain, Long Creek, Bonneville Hot Springs

Last Known StatusOpen

Located in the Boise National Forest, this large area has three access points and over 35 miles of single track motorcycle trails.

The northern part of the trail system can be accessed near Bull Trout Campground but is often snowed in until mid June and sites often fill up during the summer months, especially during weekends. The central part of the trail system can be accessed at Bonneville Campground, which also offers popular hot springs and a small bath house to enjoy. Reservations are recommended for both campgrounds and can be made by calling (877) 444-6777.

ATV access can be found on the southern section of the trail near about a mile east of the Lowman Ranger Station. For current trail conditions call (208) 259-3361.

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Nearest CityStanley, ID
AddressBull Trout Lake Road, Stanley, ID 83278
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From: Boise, ID
For Lowman ATV Staging Area:
1) Take SR-21 north about 75 miles
2) Staging area is on the right (south).

For Bonneville Campground:
3) Continue north on SR-21 about 15 miles
4) Turn left onto FS Road 025, continue about .5 miles toward Bonneville Campground.

For Bull Trout Lake Campground:
5) Continue north past Bonnevill Campground entrance on SR-21 15.1 miles
6) Turn left (west) on Bull Trout Lake Road, continue about 1 mile toward campground entrance.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Permit RequiredYes
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areaspermitted April 15 - September 30
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknownNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.


Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Tent: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00


Contact InfoBoise National Forest - Lowman Ranger District
7359 Highway 21
Lowman, ID 83637
(208) 259-3361
Contact InfoNational Recreation Reservation Service
(877) 444-6777
CommentCampground Reservations
Contact InfoIdaho Parks And Recreation
5657 E. Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 334-4197
CommentIdaho OHV Sticker Info



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Miles Of Trail35
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4500 to 8000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (SW)St. Luke's Boise Medical Center (208) 381-2222
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SW)Sourdough Lodge (208) 259-3326
Diesel DieselStanley, ID
Potable Water WaterOn SiteBull Trout and Bonneville Campgrounds
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Sawtooth Lodge (208) 259-3331
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Sawtooth Lodge (208) 259-3331
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteBull Trout and Bonneville Campgrounds (877) 444-6777
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (SW)Sourdough Lodge (208) 259-3326
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteBonneville Hot Springs (208) 259-3361
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampOn SiteBull Trout Campground (non-motorized boats)
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