Crosscut South Trail

  

Mountain Home - Crosscut Trail 172

The Crosscut Trail - The Crosscut trail crosses several streams, passes through deep valleys carpeted with wildflowers in the spring and offers views of Horse Ranch Mountain and Steel Mountain.

The north trailhead on Forest Service (FS) road 105 is recommended as the primary access since the trail gradually descends from the north trailhead to the south trailhead.

The trail crosses or overlaps several FS roads especially at its northern end, but for the most part they are well-blazed and signed.

Trail bike riders and equestrians should use caution through a series of switchbacks south of the Middle Parks Creek crossing.

The trail is narrow and its east edge drops steeply to a deep canyon.

From the trail's intersection with FS road 172 south to the trailhead on FS road 151 is open year long to motorized recreation.

There are several sections of the Crosscut Trail. The reference used for this trail in the database is Crosscut South. (Other sections include: Crosscut Mid-South, Crosscut Mid-North, Crosscut North End). 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: June - October  (or until closed by snow)  This applies to Trailhead from Forest Road 183G.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Mountain Home, Idaho

General Information

Directions:

This trail can be accessed from two different locations.

ACCESS #1 - From Boise Idaho, south along Interstate-84 (I-84) approximately 40 miles and take exit 95 (State Highway 20).  Go east on State Highway 20 about 20 miles to the intersection of Forest Service (FS) road 134.  Go northwest toward Anderson Ranch Reservoir on FS road 134 about 5 miles to the intersection of FS road 113.  Go northeast about 10 miles on FS road 113, which parallels the west side of the reservoir and intersects FS road 123.  Travel north on FS road 123 for about 5 miles to the intersection of FS road 128.  On FS road 128, go south, then east for about 10 miles to Pine and a paved road. Go north about 10 miles to Featherville where the pave road ends (where FS road 156 and FS road 135 intersect).  Travel north for about 10 miles on FS road 156 to the intersection of FS road 105 and a trail directional sign.  Go northwest on FS road 105 for about 3 miles to the signed trailhead located in a prominent saddle.

 

ACCESS #2- From Boise, Idaho, travel approximately 40 miles south on Interstate 84 (I-84) to exit 95 (State Highway 20). 

Go east on State Highway 20 about 20 miles to the intersection of FS road 134.  Travel northwest toward Anderson Ranch Reservoir on FS road 134 for about 4 miles to the intersection of FS road 113.  Go northeast for approximately 10 miles on FS road 113, which parallels the west side of the reservoir and intersects FS road 123.  Go north on FS road 123 about 4 miles to the intersection of FS road 128.  Go north on FS road 128 for about one mile to the intersection of FS road 151.  Go northeast on FS road 151 about 3 miles to a signed trailhead on the north side of FS road 151, where the road turns sharply to the southeast.


General Notes:

Crosscut Trailhead -  is a signed site with visitor information, registration box and loading/unloading ramp for ATVs. It serves Crosscut (#172), Bear Hole (#176), Camp Creek (#177) and Green Creek (#270) trails.

All trailheads have space for parking.


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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
16.5 Miles

  Latitude : 
43.52249

  Longitude : 
-115.39221

  Elevation : 
5800 - 6200

 



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