Sage Hen Nature Trail


Sagehen Nature Trail

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Sagehen Nature Trail #526

Sage Hen Nature Trail -  is located near the Sage Hen Reservoir Complex.

It provides a short loop hike just northeast of Sage Hen Reservoir and is a great diversion from a day on the water.

The trail takes you along Sage Hen Creek and up through some boulders before dropping back to the trailhead.

You'll pass through stands of Englemann spruce, grand fir, and lodgepole pine as you make the loop.

The trail is closed to motorcycles and ATVs.

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At a Glance

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Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Emmett
Water: None

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, travel north on State Highway 55 to Horseshoe Bend, Idaho approximately 30 miles.

At Horseshoe Bend, turn west and travel State Highway 52 for 9 miles to the junction with the Sweet/Ola Highway. Then turn north and travel 16 miles to Ola, Idaho.

From Ola, continue 10 miles northeast on Forest Service (FS) road 618, then 7 miles on FS road 626. Lastly, travel approximately 2 miles northeast on FS road 614 and you will arrive at Sage Hen Reservoir.

There are many trails in the area. 

Check with the Emmett Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use map (MVUM) and the Boise National Forest map for open trails and roads in the area.

General Notes:

The Sage Hen Nature Trailhead has a three panel information kiosk, a picnic table and an area for parking. 

Located near several campgrounds that surround Sage Hen Reservoir, including Sage Hen Creek, Cartwright Ridge, Antelope, Hollywood and Eastside Campgrounds.

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Mountain Biking

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Difficulty Level: Easy


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