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Dry Creek

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.3 mile 11.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,185' 666 m
Descent: -67' -20 m
High: 5,589' 1,704 m
Low: 3,471' 1,058 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Off-leash
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Trail shared by Cory Harelson

Beautiful rocky singletrack along year-round flowing creek.

Cory Harelson

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This action packed trail drops from the Boise Ridge Road all the way to a small parking pullout on Bogus Basin Road.

It contains an excellent drop down the Dry Creek Canyon, with numerous creek crossings that you can do the wet way (dry creek is typically not dry), or hike the log bridges across. It's pretty technical, and very fun. The other great thing is that for some reason the trees extend about 2000 feet lower than on most other local trails, providing shade and making this an excellent choice on a hotter day.

This trail loops very well with Shingle Creek. From Bogus Basin Road, heading up Shingle Creek and down Dry Creek makes almost a perfect half marathon.

Up or down, it's a classic, go hike it!

Flora & Fauna

Watch for sheep during the spring and fall. If encountered go slow and keep your dogs under control. The sheep are protected by ferocious guard dogs!

Opportunities to see wildlife here are many, thanks to the year-round flowing creek.

Watch for rattlesnakes during summer and fall months, I have seen several on this trail.

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Land Manager: Ridges to Rivers

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Aug 31, 2019
Stephen Bonner
Meesha and Dad. Lots of Jerusalem crickets. Lots of mountain bikers and hikers. 4.4mi — 4h 10m
Apr 27, 2019
Sarah Hoffmann
Flooded 4.5mi in 9mi — 9h 00m
Nov 10, 2018
Melissa Branagan
Apr 28, 2018
Matthew Henderson
Sep 1, 2017
Sean Ondish
May 31, 2017
Lee Dillion
6mi

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