Jackson Peak Trail


Lowman - Jackson Peak Trail

The Jackson Peak Trail climbs a number of switchbacks and through the Willis Gulch Fire area for 1.5 miles before reaching a timbered ridge.

The trail follows the ridge for 2 miles to the intersection with the Jackson Peak Lookout access road Forest Service (FS) Road 598, approximately .25 mile below the lookout.

The Jackson Peak lookout is 8124' above sea level and commands a spectacular view of the Boise National Forest and the Sawtooth Mountains. Deer, elk, and bear are common in this area.

This trail is maintained every two years by the Lowman Ranger District Trail Crew; trees are removed annually by the Treasure Valley Trail Machine Association.

Please 'TREAD LIGHTLY' -- Motorcycle use off of designated trails and roads is prohibited! Thanks!

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: Click here to download map.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lowman, Idaho
Water: None

General Information

General Notes:

The Jackson Peak Trailhead includes visitor information, registration box and hitching rack.

All trailheads have space for parking.


From Boise, Idaho, travel north along State Highway 55 to Banks, Idaho approximately 38 miles.

At Banks, turn right (east) onto State Highway 17 (Banks-Lowman Road) and proceed 31 miles to Lowman, Idaho.

At Lowman, turn left at the intersection of State Highway 17 and State Highway 21.  Proceed northeast approximately 11 miles northeast along State Highway 21.

After mile marker 85 turn right onto Forest Service (FS) Road 021NB and cross the South Fork of the Payette River to the Lowman Ponds.  After passing the ponds, turn left onto FS Road 530. 

The trailhead is at the end of the road.

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