Link Trail

  

Lowman - Link Trail

The Link Trail climbs an open hillside with beautiful views of the Payette and Warm Springs drainages.

It tops out on a timbered ridge and continues along the ridge with a panorama of the Sawtooth Mountains. Deer, elk, and bear are common to the area.

The Link Trail begins at an intersection with the Warm Springs Trail and climbs west up a steep open hillside with many switchbacks.

It continues through timber until coming out on a narrow ridge and heads northwest.

After approximately .5 mile, the ridge widens and the trail travels due north, continues about 4 miles before it heads northwest again and crosses Castro Creek.

The trail climbs away from Castro Creek for 3 miles and ends at the Kirkham Ridge Trail.

A popular motorcycle loop combines this trail with the Kirkham Ridge and Warm Springs Trails.

All trails in this loop require advanced motorcycle riding skills.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: Click here to download north section of map.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lowman, Idaho
Water: None
Passes: Click here to download south section of map.

General Information

Directions:

ACCESS #1 - 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 travel 31 miles to Lowman, Idaho. 

From Lowman, travel northeast for about 19 miles to a trail sign on the northwest side of the road.  Turn southwest at the trail sign and go about two miles passing Warm Springs Guard Station and a landing field. 

The Warm Springs Trail begins at the northeast edge of the landing field near a registration box and stock- loading ramp. The Link Trail intersects with the Warm Springs Trail.  The road leading to the Guard Station and landing field is open only to non-motorized traffic from December 1 to May 1.

 

ACCESS #2- 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 travel 31 miles to Lowman, Idaho. 

From Lowman, travel along State Highway 21 about 34 miles to the intersection of Forest Service (FS) Road 520 (Bull Trout Lake Road).  Continue southeast on FS Road 520 about a mile following the signs to Bull Trout Lake Campground.  The North Half of the Link Trail begins at Bull Trout Lake.  See the map.


General Notes:

The Warm Springs Trailhead (Airport) is a signed site which includes an information kiosk, loading/unloading ramps for ATVs, hitching rack and registration box.

Warm Springs (#147) and Link (#148) trails are served by this trailhead. Located west of Bonneville Campground and next to Warm Springs airstrip. 

All trailheads have space for parking.


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Mountain Biking

11 miles long; The Link Trail climbs an open hillside with beautiful views of the Payette and Warm Springs drainages. It tops out on a timbered ridge and continues along the ridge with a panorama of the Sawtooth Mountains. Deer, elk, and bear are common to the area.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
11 Miles

  Latitude : 
44.15171

  Longitude : 
-115.31938

 



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