Parachute Ridge Trail #535

Parachute Ridge Trail is a short, steep access to Eagle Ridge Trail #537. From the trailhead on Running Creek Road #357, the Parachute Ridge trail begins its 2-mile climb, a steep ascent broken only when the trail traverses the head of a small draw or comes out on top of a ridge at 1.5 miles. A good view of Lynx Creek drainage to the southwest awaits those who aren't out of breath by then. The trail passes through large ponderosa pines and, as the trail moves toward its junction with Eagle Ridge Trail #357, the trail continues up a ridge thickly forested with small lodgepole pine.

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 past Red River Ranger Station (now closed) to its junction with Nezperce Trail Road #468. Turn east onto Road #468 and follow it for 20 miles to its junction with Elk Mountain Road #285. Turn north on Road #285 and follow it for 10.5 miles to its junction with Running Creek Road #357. Turn east onto Road #357 and follow it for 7.5 miles to the Parachute Ridge trailhead just past Lynx Creek.


Day Hiking

A short, steep burst.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4300 feet - 5500 feet