Selway River Trail #4

Area Status: Open
Selway River Trail #4

The trailhead begins at Race Creek Campground at the end of the Selway River Road #223. This is a good, well-maintained trail that is 50 miles long. It follows the Selway River from the trailhead 26 miles to the historic Moose Creek Ranger Station, and many points beyond into the 1.34 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The Wilderness boundary is approximately 2 miles from the trailhead. The trail has some steep grades. Be mindful of your footing and oncoming stock. Watch for Rattlesnakes in hot, rocky areas. When you encounter stock (horse, mule, etc.) on the trail, step off to the downhill side of the trail. Talk to both the rider and the stock in a calm voice as they pass.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The historic Moose Creek Ranger Station is staffed May to October.
Fees: No Fee.
Information Center: Moose Creek Ranger District, 208-926-4258

General Information

Directions: Race Creek Trailhead to Forest Boundary at Goat Creek



Backpack into the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness and the Moose Creek Ranger Station.

Horse Riding

This is a good, well maintained trail, but stock handlers should be advised of bad spots where stock has been lost in the past. It is 25 miles to Moose Creek Ranger Station. The trail is 41.2 miles long.

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  Area/Length : 
50 miles