Matteson Ridge Trail #615

The trailhead is at the junction with Parallel Trail #668, in a thick lodgepole stand. The trail heads northeast and reaches its highest point, within the first half mile. After this point, the trail levels and meanders through beargrass to another point, then begins to descend Matteson Ridge. The trail is a downhill grade all the way to the end of the ridge and the end of the trail, a point 1600 feet above the banks of Meadow Creek.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Usage: Light
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 the Hot Springs trailhead across the road from Bridge Creek campground. Follow Hot Springs Trail #504 northeast for 3 miles to the Divide trailhead. Follow Divide Trail #505 east for a quarter mile to the Parallel trailhead. Follow Parallel Trail #668 north for 2 miles to the Matteson Ridge trailhead.


Day Hiking

One half mile to the top then descend to its end.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Elevation : 
6600 feet - 6000 feet