Habit Creek Trail

  

Lowman - Habit Creek Trail

The Habit Creek Trail-  provides access to Tranquil Basin, the Peace Creek Trail, and the ridge between the Deadwood River and Middle Fork Payette River.

The trail generally follows Habit Creek for about 3 miles to the junction with the Tranquil Basin Trail; this section of trail climbs steadily.

After the junction, the trail follows a steep ridge for over a mile to the junction with the Peace Creek Trail at the main ridge between the Deadwood River and the Middle Fork Payette River.

There are numerous side trails on the ridge that may make finding the Peace Creek Trail difficult. Make sure to bring a good map of the area.

The upper portion of this trail, areas in Tranquil Basin and much of the Peace Creek Trail, were burned in the 2006 Rattlesnake Fire.

A large motorcycle loop can be made by combining this trail with the Peace Creek and Bitter Creek Trails. However, you must ford the Deadwood River on the Bitter Creek Trail which can be hazardous when river levels are high in the late spring and early summer.

At a Glance

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Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lowman, Idaho
Water: None

General Information

General Notes:

The Peace Creek Trailhead is a three-acre signed site with restroom and a loading/unloading ramp for animals.

It serves Habit Creek (#026 in Lowman RD), Peace Creek (#026 in Emmett RD), Devil’s Slide (#034) and Sheep Jack (#039) trails.

It is located near Peace Valley and Silver Creek Campgrounds.


Directions:

ACCESS #1 - From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 north 35 miles to Banks, Idaho.

Turn east onto the (Banks-Lowman Road) State Highway 17 and continue approximately 23 miles to the intersection of Forest Service (FS) Road 555 (also called Scott Mountain Road).  Go north on FS Road 555 for about 35 miles to Riverside Campground at the north end of Deadwood Reservoir. 

Go about a mile north of the campground to the unsigned intersection of FS Road 556 (Peninsula Road).  Go south on FS Road 556 for 2.5 miles to an unblazed and unsigned short road.  Go west on the short road for about 500 feet.  The road ends at a large clearing. 

The trailhead, marked with a travel management poster at the northeast edge of the clearing.

 

ACCESS #2 – From Boise, Idaho travel approximately 80 miles along State Highway 55 to Cascade Idaho. Turn onto the Forest Highway 22 also called Warm Lake Road (about one mile north of Cascade); go east for about 20 miles to the North Shore Lodge turnoff, where the Warm Lake Road becomes Forest Service (FS) Road 579. 

Continue east on FS Road 579 for about 12 miles to where the paved road changes to gravel.  Continue east for about 2 miles to where FS Road 579 turns south and becomes the Landmark- Stanley Road.  Continue south on FS Road 579 for about 20 miles to the intersection of FS Road 555.  Continue south on FS Road 555 for about 5 miles to the unsigned intersection of FS Road 556.  Go west on FS Road 556 for 2.5 miles to an unblazed and unsigned short road.  Go west on the short road for about 500 feet.  The road ends at a large clearing. 

The trailhead is marked with a “Hiking Trail” sign and is located on the northeast edge of the clearing.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5 Miles

  Latitude : 
44.33404

  Longitude : 
-115.67225

 

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