Jack's Creek Road

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Jack's Creek Road goes west from Pipeline Road and follows the south side of the Little Jack's Creek Wilderness Area. It includes one cherry stem road into the wilderness that provides access to the deep canyons. Once it leaves the edge of the wilderness area, Jack's Creek Road winds through the sagebrush steppe and emerges on Mud Flat Road, aka the Owyhee Back Country Byway.

Along the wilderness area, the road crosses several narrow, steep gullies. These sections are covered in loose rock or gravel and are steep enough that 4WD is needed. West of the wilderness area, the road gradually improves until the last several miles are a nice, two-lane gravel road. The hardest part of the trail is one of the gullies near the east end of the road. There are several similar gullies both on the main road and on the cherry stem road.

The gullies were formed as tributaries to the river's main canyon and offer interesting views up and down the gully. Several gullies have nice grassy bottoms that would be nice places to hike to get additional views of the rock formations and cliffs.

Dispersed camping is allowed throughout the area. The most likely places are wide spots in the road where an overnight camp could be set up. Better camp locations may be on the side roads leading off Jack's Creek Road.