Running Creek Trail 533

From the trailhead on Running Creek Road #357, the Running Creek trail is an old road with two treads for the first mile. The grade deviates little from its gentle beginning. The trail crosses four small streams as it follows Running Creek. The portion of the trail on the Red River District ends after 1.5 miles. Here it crosses the wilderness boundary and enters the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Motorized equipment is prohibited from this point on. The trail continues for another 7 miles to the Selway River.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: Surface - must treat for drinking
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.



Hike a gentle grade.

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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Elevation : 
3800 feet - 4000 feet