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Idaho City

Monday, February 16, 2015
Alt Names Idaho City Ranger District, Grayback Gulch Campground, Hungarian Ridge, Barber Flat, Short Creek, Haga Creek, Bear Summit, Rabbit Creek, Sunset Mountain, Eagle Creek Trailhead, Black Warrior Creek Trailhead, Boise National Forest
Last Known Status Open

Home of the Annual Idaho City 100 and located about one hour north of the state capitol, this part of the Boise National Forest offers over 400,000 acres of premier woods riding with hundreds of miles of designated single track trails. There are multiple trailheads and several designated campgrounds to choose from.

Trudy's Kitchen is located in the center of the trail system and offers both cabin rentals and RV hookups however reservations are recommended which can be made by calling (208) 392-4151. This place is huge and may require staying several days to explore.

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Nearest City Idaho City, ID
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From: Boise, ID
1) Take I-84 to Exit 57
2) Turn east onto E. Gowen Road/SR-21, continue about 30 miles
3) Grayback Gulch Campground is on the right (east).

For Trudy's Kitchen:
4) Continue past Grayback Gulch Campground about .5 miles
5) Restaurant will be on the left (north).
Area Trail
Land National Forest
Rating Rating    Excellent    
Recommended Stay 3-5 Days
Permit Required Yes Idaho OHV Registration Sticker
Dates Open Year-Round
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Some Areas Not Recommended
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Some Areas Not Recommended
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 Required Youth Only required for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited keep on the trail
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Contact Info Boise National Forest - Idaho City Ranger District
Highway 21, PO Box 129
Idaho City, ID 83631
(208) 392-6681
Contact Info Trudy's Kitchen
3876 Hwy 21
Idaho City, ID 83631
(208) 392-4151
Contact Info National Recreation Reservation Service
(877) 444-6777
Comment Campground Reservations
Contact Info Idaho OHV Sticker Info
(208) 334-4197
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Square Miles 625
Miles Of Trail 500
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 3200 to 8800 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard Pack The trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has some rocks.Some
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has many steep hills.Many
Water Crossings The trail has some water crossings.Some
Small Jumps This trail has some small jumps.Some
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This national forest has many single track trails.Many
Roads This national forest has no roads.None
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Shade This national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has some expert terrain.Some

First Aid First Aid 30+ Miles (SW) St. Luke's Boise Medical Center (208) 381-2222
Gasoline Gasoline On Site Sinclair Gas Station (208) 392-4900
Diesel Diesel On Site Sinclair Gas Station (208) 392-4900
Potable Water Water On Site Trudy's Kitchen (208) 392-4151
RV Hookups RV Hookup On Site Trudy's Kitchen (208) 392-4151
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site Trudy's Kitchen (208) 392-4151
Primitive Camping Campground On Site Grayback Gulch Campground, Edna Creek Campground (877) 444-6777
Convenience Store Conv Store On Site Sinclair Gas Station (208) 392-4900
Swimming Swim Area On Site The Springs Resort (208) 392-9500
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp Idaho City, ID

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