Dollar Creek Way Trail

  

View of Dollar Creek near Dollar Creek Trail

Dollar Creek Way Trail #114 - This description covers the first 3 miles of the trail to its intersection with the Needles Route Trail.

The trail continues east about 4 miles to Forest Service (FS) road 495.

The western 3 miles of this trail are open to all trail users. The eastern 4 miles are only open to non-motorized uses. This trail provides access to the Gold Fork North Trail and the Needles Route Trail.

The Needles Fire burned within .25 mile north of this trail in 1989. The trail is easy to follow as it climbs gradually, then more steeply toward its destination.

Approximately 0.2 miles from the trailhead, the unsigned Gold Fork North Trail drops steeply to the right. The trail crosses five creeks within the next 1.6 miles, three of which are major fords. After fording the North Fork Gold Fork River, the trail steeply switchbacks up the hillside for approximately 0.5 miles.

At the top of the switchbacks, the trail again levels out and gradually climbs to its signed intersection with the Needles Route Trail.

At a Glance

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Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho

General Information

Directions:

From Cascade, Idaho, drive north on State Highway 55 approximately 12 miles north of the junction with Forest Highway 22 also called Warm Lake Highway. 

Turn right, make a dog-leg, and continue east for 2.8 miles to a bridge.  Cross the bridge and turn right onto the Gold Fork Road, passing the Forest boundary in another 5 miles. 

Continue east on Forest Service (FS) Road 498 and past FS Road 400 in 1.9 miles. 

In another 2.7 miles, turn right onto FS Road 402.  Follow FS Road 402 for 7.3 miles to the signed trailhead. 

Parking, stock ramp access, and dispersed campsites are available at the trailhead


General Notes:

The Cupp Corral Trailhead is a half-acre signed site with no amenities. Serves Dollar Creek Ridge (#014) and Dollar Creek Way (#114) trails.  Located near Penny Springs Campground.

The Dollar Creek Ridge Trailhead is a half-acre signed site with no amenities. Serves Dollar Creek Ridge (#014) and Dollar Creek Way (#114) trails.  Located near Penny Springs Campground.

The North Gold Fork Trailhead is a signed site with a hitching rack. It serves the Foolhen Way (#001), Dollar Creek Way (#114), Gold Fork North (#162) and North Gold Fork (#225) trails. 


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Difficulty Level: Difficult
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3 Miles

  Latitude : 
44.71495

  Longitude : 
-115.7072

  Elevation : 
6020 - 7218

 

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