Railroad Ridge (Jim Creek-Livingston Mine)

Scout Route
5/5 (2 reviews)

Every trail guide in full detail for $0.80/week*

Get access to thousands of Trails Offroad™ Trail Guides with
  • Detailed Waypoints
  • Photos and video on the trail
  • Comprehensive list of concerns
  • Community trail reviews
  • PLUS Trails Offroad™ Scout Routes
Check out a nearby All-Access Preview trail guide:
*Billed annually at $39.99/year
Hero: Railroad Ridge (Jim Creek-Livingston Mine)
small-sr Icon
The area surrounding this trail is full of mining history and spectacular views as it is the highest road in Idaho, topping around 10.4k feet in elevation. Railroad Ridge is an in-and-out trail. The route begins at the historic Livingston Mine living quarters and ascends steeply as a single track with almost zero pullouts. But the views at the top are entirely worth the climb. The trail's end overlooks the Sawtooths to the west and the unending Frank Church Wilderness to the north. The Lost River Range and Lemhi Mountains can be seen along the eastern side. The open and close dates all depend on snowmelt and snowfall each year. Once you reach the open meadow at the top, there are plenty of places to disperse camp.