Ten Mile Ridge Trail


Lowman - Ten Mile Ridge Trail

The Ten Mile Ridge Trail provides access to the Sawtooth Wilderness.

You can view the dramatic Sawtooth Range from Ten Mile Ridge. (Note: 7 miles of this trail are non-motorized use only; 4.7 miles accommodate motorized vehicles.)

The non-motorized portion of this trail begins by following an old road from the trailhead.

A footbridge crosses Ten Mile Creek and the trail continues upstream for .75 mile to what is a fork.

Take the left fork and begin the strenuous climb to Ten Mile Ridge - a gain of about 3400 feet in 5 miles.

The going gets easier when the trail follows Ten Mile Ridge. Motorcycle use:

At 6.7 miles, at the intersection with the Blue Jay Trail, the trail becomes open to motorcycles.

(Motorcycles can access this portion of the trail from the Blue Jay Trail or Wapiti Creek Trail.)

Continuing east along the ridge, the trail intersects Wapiti Creek Trail at 11.7 miles, and becomes non-motorized again before entering the Sawtooth Wilderness 0.6 miles past the intersection.

Loops can be made by using Blue Jay Trail #149 or Wapiti Creek Trail #160.

The only source of water on this trail is at the trailhead - be sure to take plenty of water.

At a Glance

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Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lowman, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water

General Information


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, drive 12.1 miles east of the Lowman Ranger Station on State Highway 21 to Forest Service (FS) Road 531.  Turn right onto FS Road 531, drive over a bridge, and veer left another 0.1 miles.  After an additional 0.3 miles, follow the road straight.  Pass another side road and, at 1.0 mile, go left at the sign for Ten Mile Trail #157. 

There is a stock ramp at the trailhead as well as several dispersed campsites nearby.

General Notes:

The Ten Mile Trailhead is a signed site with visitor information, loading/unloading ramp for animals, hitching rack and registration box. It serves Ten Mile Ridge Trail (#157). 

All trailheads have space for parking.

Recreation Map

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OHV Trail Riding

Make sure you have the Lowman Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for information about open OHV trails and roads in the area.

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult
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