Anderson Butte National Recreation Trail

The combined routes of Kirks Fork Trail #830 and Boundary Trail #835 were designated as the Anderson Butte National Recreation Trail on October 5, 1979. The trail follows Box Sing Creek and Kirks Fork Creek to Anderson Butte, then follows the Meadow Creek Divide to its terminus on the American River-Selway Road. It is the most heavily used route to the Meadow Creek Divide area.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: Surface, not for drinking. Water is available at several places along the Kirks Fork section of the
Restroom: No
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: For more information see Divide Trail #505, Kirks Fork Trail #830 and Boundary Trail #835. Intersections with other trails along the Divide Ridge from Anderson Butte occur at 0.7 mile - East Fork of American River Trail #832; 3.7 miles - Green Ridge Trail (abandoned); 6.7 miles - Fivemile Creek Trail #605; 6.9 miles - Flint Creek Trail #510; 8.1 miles - Horse Ridge point Trail #334.


Day Hiking

Take a day trip from Elk City.

OHV Trail Riding

The trail may be used for day trips from the Elk City area, or as part of a continuing route to the Selway River via Meadow Creek or to the Nezperce Trail via the Meadow Creek Divide.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
14.9 miles

  Elevation : 
4170 feet - 6847 feet