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Lydle Gulch Trail

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 4.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A ridgeline singletrack out-and-back up to Bonneville Point with optional return routes.


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.2

KM

Out and Back

3,865' 1,178 m

High

3,085' 940 m

Low

1,147' 350 m

Up

1,147' 349 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This is a 6.3-mile, high desert ridge out-and-back with sage brush and the occasional mule deer.

Description

The trip out features a very steep hill climb for ~0.8 miles to start, along ridge line that with a slight elevation gain over a ~1.1 mile section then a moderate downhill for ~0.3 miles and finishing up with ~0.5 mile push up the hill to Bonneville Point historical marker.

On the trip back (~3.25 miles), you'll enjoy the view of the reservoir from on top of the ridge line. Or you can avoid the return ridgeline climb by staying on the dirt road, going north, in the bottom of the valley.

On the ridgeline, birds of prey can be seen navigating the ravines on both sides looking for food.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Renfrow

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 3 votes

#3101

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  4.0 from 3 votes
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#38

in Idaho

#3,101

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Spring runoff flows near the south end of the trail.
Jun 5, 2017 near Boise, ID
Enjoy the ridgeline view looking south away from the reservoir.
Jun 5, 2017 near Boise, ID

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May 11, 2019
Brian Diehl
Dec 29, 2018
Charlene Broom
Great hike, lots of solitude! I saw two separate herd of deer 34 then 20.
Jul 1, 2018
Chris Alford