Alley Trail


Near Scott Mountain and Alley Trail

Alley Trail - As this trail leaves the ridge between Granite Basin and Lightning Creek it traverses an old burn, then descends through stands of lodgepole pine before crossing Lightning Creek.

After crossing the creek the trail ascends a long steep ridge where it passes a small pond and intersects the Onion Valley Trail.

A large portion of Lightning Creek can be seen from this trail. High spring flows may make it impossible to cross upper Lightning Creek, so plan carefully.

At a Glance

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Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Emmett
Water: None

General Information

General Notes:

From Boise, Idaho, travel State Highway 55 north 38 miles to the junction at Banks, Idaho.

Turn east on the State Highway 17 also called Banks-Lowman Road and then turn left on Forest Service (FS) Road 668 at the Garden Valley High School.

Proceed north for approximately 11.2 miles to the junction with FS Road 668B.

Turn right on FS Road 668B and travel approximately 3.1 miles to the end of the road.

From the end of the road, travel east along the Airline Trail for approximately 0.4 miles to the Alley trailhead.

High clearance vehicles will be required to reach the trailhead.

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

The trail is 3.1 miles long and open to mountain biking.

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult


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