Dixie Summit Trail #209

Dixie Summit Trail #209 begins at its junction with the Burpee Road #1188 near Dixie Summit. The Dixie Summit trail is an old logging road for its first one-half mile, to the base of a clearcut. An etched sign at the edge of a leave-tree strip identifies the trail tread. The trail stays in this strip for a mile as it climbs a minor ridge; then it traverses directly through a second clearcut for one-quarter mile. The top edge of this clearcut offers an excellent view of the peaks at the edge of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness along the Idaho-Montana border. At the top edge of this clearcut, the trail enters a heavy lodgepole pine stand, climbs for about 0.2 miles, and flattens out as it nears its junction with Moose Butte Trail #207. Two loop trails continue from this point. Moose Butte Trail #207 heads south and east around the head of Crooked Creek, over Burpee Mountain, past the old Burpee Mountain lookout site, and down to the northern edge of Dixie Town. Trails #207 and #508 (Porters Trail) head north and east around the head of West Fork Red River, a small unroaded drainage.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Dixie, Idaho (very limited services)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From State Highway 14, turn south onto Red River-Dixie Road #222. Follow Road #222 for approximately 24 miles to its junction with Road #1188. Follow Road #1188 for one mile to Dixie Summit trailhead.


Day Hiking

Choices for loop trips.

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  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles

  Elevation : 
6200 feet - 7200 feet