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Sagehen ATV Trail System

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Boise National Forest, Emmett Ranger District, Sagehen Reservoir, Sage Hen Reservoir, West Mountain Trail, Joe's Creek Trail, Sage Hen Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

Located north of the scenic Sagehen Reservoir, this popular trail system has about 20 miles of ATV trails and a few miles of single track that is open to dirt bikes. Antelope Campground offers direct trail access plus plenty of overflow parking for large trailers. There are several other campgrounds that can be found surrounding the reservoir. The southern section of the reservoir has an additional 30 miles of old logging roads.

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Nearest CityOla, ID
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From: Boise, ID
1) Take SR-55 north about 20 miles
2) Turn left (north-west) on SR-52, continue 9.2 miles
3) Turn right (north) onto Sweet-Ola Highway, continue 16 miles
4) Follow signs toward Sagehen Reservoir
5) Look for Antelope Campground signs, stage at the "Trailer Overflow" section.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesIdaho OHV Registration Sticker
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 WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
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 RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.


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


Contact InfoBoise National Forest - Emmett Ranger District
1805 Highway 16, #5
Emmett, ID 83617
(208) 365-7000
Contact InfoIdaho OHV Sticker Info
(208) 334-4197



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Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5000 to 6200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly 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 little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
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 some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (NE)Cascade Medical Center (208) 382-4242
Gasoline GasolineOla, ID
Diesel DieselOla, ID
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SE)Riverpond Campground (208) 462-8000
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SE)Riverpond Campground (208) 462-8000
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreOla, ID
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampOn Site
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