Fourth Of July Trailhead

Home to yet another one of our glorious wooden suspension pack bridges, at the junction of FS Road 250 and the Fourth of July packbridge, the Fourth of July Trailhead offers a few dispersed campsites and many breathtaking views.  Visitors traveling the Windy Ridge Trail will experience beautiful scenery and views into the 1910 Great Burn areas and the Lolo Motorway. The Idaho Centennial Trail also shares a portion of the trail between trails 531 and 634.

At a Glance

Reservations: Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fees: No Fee.
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Restroom: Yes, 1 vault
Operated By: US Forest service
Information Center: North Fork Ranger District, 208-476-4541

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping


The trail begins at the junction of FS Road 250 and the Fourth of July Packbridge, and ends at the junction of FS Road 500 at 12 Mile saddle.
Trail 167
: A.K.A. The Windy Ridge Trail; 23.9 miles; approx. 15 hours; Recently reconstructed and in excellent condition. After climbing out of North Fork River to Bear Butte Saddle, it presents a moderate hike along the ridge to Cook Mountain, Monroe Lake and the Lolo Motorway. Offers good scenery and viewpoints of the 1910 burn. Idaho Centennial Trail follows the section between Trails 531 and 634.

Viewing Scenery

Recreation Areas

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