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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

Monday, August 23, 2021

Other Names

Upper 8th Street Trails, Ridge To Rivers Trail System, Trail #6 Loop, Trail #4, Crane Gulch Connector, 8th Street Motorcycle Trail, Curlew Connector, Lucky Peak Trail, Hornet Loop, Show Mountain Rd, East Highland Valley Rd, Hull Creek, Trail #4 Loop, Femrite's Patrol Trail #6

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail system primarily consists of hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails but features a few designated motorized loops. You will enjoy the panoramic views of Boise and the surrounding area, but to really get the most out of this trail system you would need a mountain bike.

There are several trailheads located off the main entrance road but the 8th Street Staging Area offers access to the dirt bike trails. The staging area has a couple vault toilets, garbage cans, informational kiosk with trail maps plus a loading ramp. There is no fee charged to park or ride the trails but an Idaho OHV Sticker is required for each machine. The staging area and trails are open for day use only but camping is available at Macks Creek Park at Lucky Lake Reservoir.

Due to steep grades and off camber turns the terrain is geared for the more advanced rider. The trails are open daily, year-round, but riding is discouraged during spring thaw.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIdaho OHV Registration Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoA non-resident registration sticker must be purchased. (As of Janury 2020, Idaho no longer honors stickers from other states.)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate and narrow terrain
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesSome Areas
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
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TERRAIN

Approx Size25,600 acres (40 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3800 to 5200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
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 many berms.Many
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
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM, National Forest, City Land

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Sinclair (208) 387-0430
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Chevron (208) 368-0542
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Boise
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Americana RV Park (208) 344-5723
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Americana RV Park (208) 344-5723
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)Americana RV Park (208) 344-5723
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Sinclair (208) 387-0430

FEES & PASSES

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

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityBoise, ID
AddressSunset Peak Road, Boise, ID 83702
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Boise, ID
1) Take 8th Street North about 5 miles (road name changes to Sunset Peak Road)
2) Staging area is on the right (south).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoRidge To Rivers Trail System
1104 Royal Blvd
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 493-2531
ridgetorivers@cityofboise.org
www.ridgetorivers.org
Contact InfoBoise National Forest
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709
(208) 373-4100
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoBLM - Boise District
3948 Development Ave
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 384-3300
blm_id_fourriversoffice@blm.gov
www.blm.gov
Contact InfoIdaho Parks And Recreation
5657 E. Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 334-4197
reghelpline@idpr.idaho.gov
idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com
CommentIdaho OHV Sticker Info

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The Ridge to Rivers Trails offers a wide variety of vegetation that ranges from high desert brush to mature pine trees with green grass. Photo Submitted 5/29/2012 (Thanks!)Photo Submitted 5/29/2012 (Thanks!)

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Kawasaki KX Motorcycle at Ridge To Rivers Trail System

Nearby Luck Lake Reservoir has a boat ramp and day use area. Camping can be found near the north end of the reservoir at Macks Creek Park. Photo Submitted 5/29/2012 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The trails have a maximum trail width of 50 inches. Dirt bikes and ATVs are permitted on designated trails. Photo Submitted 5/29/2012 (Thanks!)

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Kawasaki KX Trail Bike at Ridge To Rivers Trail System

Photo Submitted 5/29/2012 (Thanks!)

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Kawasaki KX Off-Road Bike at Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The trails are mostly smooth but there is the occasional tree root. During wet weather the roots can get slippery, which can make some sections more technical. Photo Submitted 5/29/2012 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The staging area has an informational kiosk with a trail map of the area. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

A close up view of the Ridge to Rivers Tail Map posted on the informational kiosk. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

This photo was taken from the informational kiosk May 2020. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The 8th Street Staging Area has parking designated for dirt bikes and ATVs. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The trails are mostly hard packed dirt but have nice flow and turns. Dirt bikes will have a blast here. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The main entrance road is hard packed dirt but is mostly smooth and regularly graded. To the right is the entrance for the 8th Street Staging Area. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The 8th Street Staging Area is the parking area that provides access to the motorized trails. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

Another view of the ATV trails at Ridge to Rivers. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

This is a view of Trail #4 which eventually ties into more loops. Riders should note that the trails have a max width of 50 inches. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

This is the sign for "Trail 4". From here you can access more motorized trails. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

A view of Boise taken from one of the hills. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

There is a vault toilet at the staging area. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The main staging area has a dirt parking lot but has plenty of turnaround room for trailers. Overnight parking is not permitted. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

One of the informational kiosks at 8th Street Staging Area. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The 8th Street Staging Area has loading ramps for dirt bikes and ATVs. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

This road starts out paved and eventually turns to dirt, but is regularly maintained and graded. Keep following this road until you get to the 8th Street Staging Area. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

From the staging area you can see the City of Boise and the surrounding foothills. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

The 8th Street Staging Area offers plenty of room for parking. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

Ridge To Rivers Trail Photo

Ridge To Rivers Trail System

There are some hiking and mountain bike only, so pay attention to the signs. Photo Submitted 5/19/2020 (Thanks!)

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