Sable Hill Trail #611
The trailhead for Sable Hill Trail is eight miles from the nearest road. From the junction of Sable Hill Trail #611 and Parallel Trail #668, the Sable Hill trail begins on top of a wide ridge covered with lodgepole pine. It switchbacks up the ridge and tops out at the junction of the spur trail that ends in one-quarter mile at the old Sable Hill lookout site. From this junction, Trail #611 turns north and follows another ridge past thickets of ceanothus and alder brush. After an half mile, the trail drops off the ridge and contours down to Biscuit Creek. This cool, shady spot offers a good place for a rest stop and the only stock water on the trail. Past the creek, the trail starts a steep, winding descent through ponderosa pine and open hillsides. After 6 miles and a descent of 3000 feet, the trail ends at its junction with Simmons Creek Trail #672 on Sable Creek. Combined with other trails, the Sable Hill trail offers several loop trips (see information for Divide Trail #505, Parallel Trail #668, and West Fork Sable Creek Trail #672).
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||No motorized vehicle use allowed, except motorcycles.|
|Closest Towns:||Elk City, Idaho|
|Water:||Surface - must treat for drinking|
|Information Center:||Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245|