Wapiti Creek Trail


Lowman - Wapiti Creek Trail

The Wapiti Creek Trail offers panoramic views of the Sawtooth Mountain as it climbs from the trailhead to its terminus at the Ten Mile Ridge Trail.

The first part of the trail climbs for over a mile, following multiple switchbacks across a hillside, to gain a ridge.

The trail continues up, makes a sidehill traverse across loose granitic soils, and enters a saddle before the uphill travel eases.

The route is easier as trail follows along the ridge for over 2 miles to the junction with the Ten Mile Ridge Trail.

From the junction, motorcycle travel is only permitted to the right (west) portion of the Ten Mile Ridge Trail.

Traveling east on the trail (to the left) quickly takes you into the Sawtooth Wilderness.

A partial loop for motorcyclists can be made by combing the Wapiti Creek Trail with the Ten Mile Ridge and Blue Jay Trails.

A full loop can be made by adding Forest Service (FS) Roads 524 and 525 as well as a portion of State Highway 21, if riders are properly licensed and their motorcycles meet applicable state requirements.

At a Glance

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Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lowman, Idaho
Water: None

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 east of the Lowman Ranger Station on State Highway 21 for 20.5 miles to Forest Service (FS) Road 524 (the Grandjean Road).  Turn right onto FS Road 524 and drive 4.7 miles to the Wapiti Summer Home Area Road.  Turn right onto the road, stay right, and then veer right onto FS Road 525 in 0.1 mile.  In another 0.2 miles turn left onto FS Road 525A. 

Pass a sign for the trail in 0.4 miles and reach the trailhead in another 0.6 miles.

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

Dont forget the Lowman Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and learn the trails and roads in the area open to OHV riding.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
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