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Telephone Ridge Trail

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Other Names

Telephone Ridge #112, Boise National Forest, Cascade Ranger District, Warm Lake, Stolle Meadows, South Fork Salmon River, Cougar Rock, Cline Mountain, Rice Creek, Yellow Jacket, Blue Point Ridge, Tyndall Creek, Stolle Meadows Cabin, Lodgepole Creek, Clear Creek Summit, Bear Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

Thick forest scenery and plenty of single rack and surrounding OHV trails are the main attraction of the Telephone Ridge area. There are multiple trailheads that can accomodate small vehicles but Shoreline and Warm Lake Campground are the preferred staging areas for large trailers. OHVs are permitted to enter and exit the campgrounds to access the designated trails.

For those looking for a unique camping experiance may want to check out the Stolle Meadows Cabin. The cabin offers direct trail access and can accomodate up to four people. Amenities include a wood stove, drinking water, basic cookware and dishes.

The best time to visit this area is during late summer as the trails may still be snow covered until late spring. Swimming and boating opportunities can be found at Warm Lake.

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Permit RequiredYesIdaho OHV Registration Sticker
Dates OpenJune 1 - September 15
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoA non-resident registration sticker must be purchased. (As of January 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 ATVsSome Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated trails
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Tent: $15.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Shoreline Campground Fee


Prosfree, thick forest scenery, nearby campgrounds and lakes
Consmay have snow until mid summer
Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Nearest CityCascade, ID
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Cascade, ID
1) Take Warm Lake Hwy (NF-22) East about 23 miles
2) Turn right (south) on NF-474
3) Continue about 7 1/2 miles
4) Turn right at junction of NF-478
5) Proceed about 350 feet; trailhead will be on your left.


Contact InfoBoise National Forest - Cascade Ranger District
Highway 55, P.O Box 696
Cascade, ID 83611
(208) 382-7400
Contact InfoIdaho Parks And Recreation
5657 E. Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 334-4197
CommentIdaho OHV Sticker Info



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Approx Size19,200 acres (30 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5100 to 7800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
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 few water crossings.Few
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 few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
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


Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (SW)Cascade
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (SW)Cascade
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (NE)Shoreline Campground
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (NW)Chalet RV Park (208) 325-8875
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (NW)Chalet RV Park (208) 325-8875
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (NE)Shoreline Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (SW)Howdy's Gas and Grub (208) 382-6712
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