Cold Springs Trailhead


The Cold Springs Trailhead accesses the north end of the Boise Trail (#101). Located on the ridgeline and at the northern boundary of the Hells Canyon Wilderness this primitive trailhead has a small parking area for 2-3 vehicles.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed for this site.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No fee.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Wilderness Regulations apply within Hells Canyon Wildernes.
  • Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
Closest Towns: Riggins, Idaho (17 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wallowa Mountains Office

General Information


From Riggins, Idaho travel north on Highway 95 for 1.5 miles for Forest Road 241 (Race Creek Road); Travel up Race Creek Road for 3 miles to Bean Creek Road Junction keep right and stay on Forest Road 241 for 9 more miles to junction with Forest Road 420 (Iron Phone Junction); At Forest Road 420 junction turn left and go south for about 2 miles to Forest Road 1819 (Cold Springs Road); Travel about 3 miles on Forest Road 1819 to the Forest road 76022 at the road curve and go south for 1.5 to curve in road; The trailhead is on curve on right side of road.

Advisory: Many of these roads are narrow, steep and winding and are suitable for high clearance and 4x4 vehicles only.

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Parking 2-3 vehicles