Porters Trail #508
From the trailhead on Road #222, Porters Trail meanders alongside several small meadows close to the West Fork of Red River for one mile. Then the trail begins to gently rise and contour into minor draws with small running streams. The trail winds through thick stands of lodgepole pine as it follows the West Fork drainage in a westerly direction. After 4 miles, the trail levels off in a saddle and crosses a wide ridge to an old hunting camp marked by a broken-down pole corral and several tent pads. Here at the headwaters of Moose Butte Creek, Dixie Summit Trail #207 branches to the left (west). Porters Trail turns to the north, follows a ridge, drops 300 feet between miles 5 and 6, and gently rises to the old Porters lookout site which this trail was named after. Water sources along this trail are uncertain. It is best to pack your own water.
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||No motorized vehicle use allowed, except snowmobiles.|
|Closest Towns:||Elk City, Idaho|
|Water:||Surface, not for drinking|
|Information Center:||Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245|