Jersey Ridge Trail #214
From the trailhead on Road #222, motorized use is allowed for one mile only, to the boundary of the Gospel-Hump Wilderness. Motorized equipment is prohibited on the rest of the trail. From the wilderness boundary, the trail (a former jeep trail) contours several ridges for three miles. At the end of the jeep trail, Trail #214 heads south. An impressive view to the northeast of Oregon Butte lookout is a good break before dropping over the breaks all the way to the Salmon River. Keep a sharp eye out for Forest Service blazes between miles 4 and 7, as numerous game trails intersect Trail #214. The standard blaze is a 2-inch blaze over an 8-inch blaze. The trail passes through large ponderosa pine stands. At mile 5, the trail enters an area burned by a forest fire years ago. It climbs 300 feet through the burn, reaches Crook Point, and switchbacks down through open river breaks. The trail is grown in with grass in several places, so watch for those blazes. The trail ends in the backyard at Shepp Ranch, a private operated dude ranch which outfits fishing, hunting, and river trips.
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||No motorized vehicles or bicycles allowed in Wilderness.|
|Closest Towns:||Dixie, Idaho (very limited services)|
|Water:||Surface - must treat for drinking|
|Information Center:||Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245|