Westside Trail


Lowman - Westside Trail

Westside Trail - This trail ascends and descends hillsides as it crosses several streams and parallels the west edge of Deadwood Reservoir.

Sections of the trail will be difficult to find because the trail is bisected by game trails and passes through unblazed marshy areas and is generally not discernable in some areas due to limited use.

The trail crosses one bridged stream and seven streams without bridges.

Many of the streams have steep approaches.

Portions of this trail were burned in the 2006 Rattlesnake Fire.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: Click here to download map.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: This is a non-motorized trail.
Closest Towns: Lowman, Idaho
Water: None

General Information


ACCESS #1- From Boise, Idaho, travel north along State Highway 55 to Banks, Idaho (approximately 38 miles). 

At the junction with Forest Highway 17 (also called Banks/Lowman Road) travel past the Garden Valley Work Station and turn left at intersection with Forest Service (FS) Road 555 (Scott Mtn. Road).  Go north along FS Road 555 for about 25 miles to the signed trailhead on the west side of the road.  As another reference point, the trailhead is about a half mile south of the Cozy Cove Campground on FS Road 555.  Sections of FS Road 555 are narrow, steep, and rocky.  Vehicles with trailers are not recommended.



ACCESS #2- From Boise, Idaho travel approximately 80 miles along State Highway 55 to Cascade Idaho. Turn onto the Forest Highway 22 also called Warm Lake Road (about one mile north of Cascade); go east for about 20 miles to the North Shore Lodge turnoff, where the Warm Lake Road becomes Forest Service (FS) Road 579. 

Continue east on FS Road 579 for about 12 miles where the paved road changes to gravel.  Continue east about 1 mile to where FS Road 579 turns south and becomes the Landmark- Stanley Road.  Continue south on FS Road 579 about 20 miles to the intersection of FS Road 555.  Continue south on FS  Road 555 for about 5 miles to the unsigned intersection of FS Road 556 (Peninsual Road). 

As another reference point, the intersection is about a mile north of the Riverside Campground on FS Road 555.  Go west on FS Road 556 for 2.5 miles to an unblazed and unsigned short road.  Go west on the short road for about 500 feet.  The road ends at a large clearing. 

The unsigned and unblazed Westside trailhead is on the southwest side of the clearing at the edge of Deadwood Reservoir.

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