Stratton Creek Trail - (Lowman RD)


Lowman - Stratton Creek Trail

The Stratton Creek Trail  begins west of Forest Service (FS) Road 579 across from Deadwood Outfitters.

It switchbacks up a steep slope of loose gravel which is very difficult to ride on motorcycles.

After about a mile it crosses a fork of Stratton Creek and proceeds west into Stratton Basin where the terrain levels considerably.

The trail continues west out of the basin and over a ridge into the Oxtail Creek drainage where it turns northwest and continues along the creek for about 1.5 miles before intersecting with the Bull Creek Trail.

At a Glance

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Usage: Light
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 Banks, turn right (east) onto State Highway 17 (Banks-Lowman Road) and travel 31 miles to Lowman, Idaho.

At the intersection of Forest Service (FS) Road 582 (Clear Creek Road), located just north of the intersection of State Highway 17 and 21 at Lowman. Proceed north along FS Road 582 for 22 miles to the intersection of FS Road 563.  Go northwest on FS Road 563 for about 7 miles to the intersection of FS Road 579 (Landmark- Stanley Road).  Go west, then north on FS Road 579 for about 15 miles.

The signed trailhead and a registration box on the west side of the road.


ACCESS #2- From Boise, Idaho travel approximately 80 miles along State Highway 55 to Cascade Idaho.

Travel 1 mile north of Cascade on State Highway 55 and turn right onto Forest Highway 22 (Warm Lake Road).  Go east for about 20 miles to the North Shore Lodge turnoff, where the Warm Lake Road becomes FS Road 579.  Continue east on FS Road 579 for about 12 miles to where the paved road changes to gravel.  Continue east for about 2 miles to where FS Road 579 turns south and becomes the Landmark- Stanley Road.  Go south on FS Road 579 for about 15 miles.

The signed trailhead and a registration box on the west side of the road.

Recreation Map

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OHV Trail Riding

Make sure you pick up the Lowman Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for information regarding open trails and roads for OHV riding.

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult
Areas & Activities


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6.6 Miles

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