Sage Hen Reservoir Trail


Sagehen Reservoir Trail

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Sagehen Reservoir Trail #527

Sage Hen Reservoir Trail - follows the edge of the scenic Sage Hen Reservoir, completely circling the reservoir and providing access to several campgrounds and picnic areas located nearby.

There are several spots where the creek is nearby, making for enjoyable rest spots.  The trail travels through forested areas, meadows and a high alping lake environment. 

The trail offers opportunities for fishing and picnicking.  It is open to non-motorized travel only.

It doesn't take long to get away from the crowds and find some quiet areas on the south end of the reservoir.

The trail is easy to follow and only 4.3 miles to hike the entire lakeside.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: May 25 – Sept. 9  (Depending on weather and conditions, May 18 – Sept. 9)
Rentals & Guides: Click here to download a "Print to Go" guide for Sagehen Reservoir Trail.
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Emmett, Idaho
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.

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

Mountain bike along the 4.3 miles of trail. 

Difficulty Level: Easy


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Horse Riding & Camping

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4.3 Miles

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