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Baumgartner Trails

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Alt Names

Sawtooth National Forest, Fairfield Ranger District, Willow Creek, Shake Creek, Narrow Canyon Creek, Iron Mountain Trail, Jumbo Mountain, Deer Mountain, North Fork Lime Creek, Boardman Creek, Smokey Dome, Smokey Mountains, Kelley Flat, South Fork Boise River, Baumgartner Campground, Baumgartner Hot Springs, Ponderosa ATV Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Sawtooth National Forest offers hundreds of miles of single track and ATV trails. Most of the trails are geared toward the more advance rider due to steep and narrow switchbacks. The Kelley Flat Staging Area offers access to the Iron Mountain Lookout Trail and a learners loop.

There are numerous trailheads and campgrounds to choose from but Baumgartner Campground is the most popular choice as it not only offers direct trail access but has hot springs and a natural swimming hole.

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Nearest CityFeatherville, ID
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From: Fairfield, ID
1) Take Forest Road #94 north about 18 miles
2) Turn west on Forest Road #227, continue about 19 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the left (south).


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingExcellent
Recommended Stay1 Week
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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)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
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 UTVs / SXSSome Areas(maximum width 50 inches)
permitted on designated trails
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 CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.


Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Baumgartner Campground Fee


Contact InfoSawtooth National Forest - Fairfield Ranger District
102 1st Street East
Fairfield, ID 83327
(208) 764-3202
Contact InfoRecreation.gov
(877) 444-6777
Commentcampground reservations
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 Size420,720 acres (657 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail200
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4800 to 7000 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 little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has many water crossings.Many
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
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 many single track trails.Many
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
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 little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (SW)Elmore Medical Center (208) 587-8401
Gasoline GasolineFeatherville, ID
Diesel DieselFeatherville, ID
Potable Water WaterOn SiteBaumgartner Campground (208) 737-3200
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (SW)Fort Running Bear RV and Camping Resort (208) 653-2494
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (SW)Fort Running Bear RV and Camping Resort (208) 653-2494
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteBaumgartner Campground (208) 737-3200
Convenience Store Conv StoreFeatherville, ID
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteSouth Fork Boise River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SW)Pine Campground Boat Ramp (208) 587-7961
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