Hot Springs Trail #504


Scenic views are the main attraction on this trail. You won't notice them until you reach the clearcut and junction with Trail #505 at the top. From the trailhead, across the road from Bridge Creek campground on Red River Road #234, the Hot Springs trail climbs to a ridge and follows the ridge for approximately 1.5 miles. Here it comes into an old clearcut and winds in and out of it for approximately one-half mile. Keep a sharp eye, as you may get confused if you don't pay attention. The tread is good, but windfall trees may be numerous. Once out of the clearcut, the trail climbs steeply up the ridge, levels out, and ends at the junction of Trail #504 and Divide Trail #505. This junction is on the hydrologic divide between Meadow Creek and Red River. Two loop trails continue from this point. Divide Trail #505 and Green Mountain Trail #541 take the hiker around the head of Upper Red River.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No motorized vehicle use allowed, except snowmobiles.
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
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 14 miles to its junction with Red River road #234 at Red River Ranger Station (now closed). Turn east onto Road #234 and follow it for approximately 10.5 miles to Bridge Creek campground. The trailhead is across the road from the campground.



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  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4800 feet - 6350 feet