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Danskin Mountains OHV Area

Friday, December 02, 2016

Alt Names

Danskin Trails, Danskin System, South Fork Boise River, Elmore County, Mountain Home Ranger District, Boise National Forest, Little Fiddler Flat, Three Point Mountain, Bennett Mountain, Bender Creek, Willow Creek, Case Creek, Blacks Creek Road, Danskin ORV Area

Last Known StatusOpen

With over 160 miles of trails on over 60,000 acres, this area offers a good variety of terrain with spectacular views of the valley. Terrain consists mostly of hard pack and sandy trails winding through the high desert scrub brush with the occasional patch of trees, some shallow water crossings, and some large canyons and sand washes. Most trails range from easy to moderate difficulty.

A large portion of the trails are designated as OHM-only (off highway motorcycles) but there is also a network of ATV trails in the southern part of the area which allow machines up to 48" wide. Shade is somewhat limited, and the best camping is actually in the designated campgrounds to the north and east of the OHV area.

Due to the lack of trees, the area generally thaws by mid April (sooner than most other riding areas) making this a safe choice for a good spring ride.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityBoise, ID
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From: Boise, ID
1) Take I-84 south for about 6 miles to Exit 64 (Blacks Creek Road exit)
2) Left off the ramp (east) on Kuna Mora Road/Blacks Creek Road
3) Veer left at all forks to follow Blacks Creek Road
4) First staging area (Three Point Mountain) is about 9.8 miles in from the highway and is good for ATVs
5) Continue further for additional staging that is better for accessing the motorcycle-only trails (Bender Creek and Willow Creek staging areas).

South Entrance: (long and rough)
1) From downtown of Mountain Home, take Canyon Creek Road north
2) Veer left at the fork on Mayfield Road
3) Continue about 10 miles to Case Creek trailhead (on the left).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandBLM, National Forest, State of Idaho Endowment Land

RATINGS

Proshuge area, 160 miles of trail, trails marked and maintained, lots of motorcycle-only single track, good variety of terrain, great views
Conslimited shade, separated from the best camping and boating areas, slick when wet
Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay3-5 Days
Late spring, before it gets too dry
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TERRAIN

Square Miles94
Miles Of Trail160
Climate Typehigh desert, patches of trees
Elevation3500 to 6500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
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 few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis national forest has many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Beware of cliffs.
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIdaho OHV Registration Sticker
Dates OpenApril 11 - December 31
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
shovel & bucket also required during fire season
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)measured at 1/2 meter
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (48 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas(maximum width 48 inches)
about 50% of the trails are motorcycle-only (marked OHM)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibitedmaximum width 48"
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibitedvehicles limited to 48 inches wide on all trails
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
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 RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/PeriodicJeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)St. Luke's Boise Medical Center (208) 381-2222
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Boise - Chevron (208) 342-1006
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Boise - Chevron (208) 342-1006
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NW)Blacks Creek Rest Area (north on I-84)
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NW)Boise - Mountain View RV Park (877) 610-4141
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Boise - Mountain View RV Park (877) 610-4141
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Boise - Chevron (208) 342-1006
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NW)Sandy Point Beach (Lucky Peak State Park)
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (NW)Arrowrock Reservoir (Lucky Peak State Park)
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NW)Arrowrock Reservoir (Lucky Peak State Park)

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBoise National Forest - Mountain Home Ranger District
3080 Industrial Way
Mountain Home, ID 83647
(208) 587-7961
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoIdaho Parks And Recreation
5657 E. Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 334-4197
reghelpline@idpr.idaho.gov
idpr.idaho.gov
CommentIdaho OHV Sticker Info

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Example of terrain at Danskin Mountains OHV Area Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike in the water at Danskin Mountains OHV Area Trail

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