Bonneville Point Road

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Bonneville Point is named after Captain Bonneville, one of the early explorers of the Oregon Trail. When he first arrived at Bonneville Point after many days of traveling through the sagebrush steppes of Southern Idaho, he exclaimed, "The woods! The woods! See the woods!" as he viewed out across the heavily wooded Boise River Valley.

Exploring it yourself, you will find Bonneville Point Road is a well-maintained two-lane gravel road from Black's Creek Road to Bonneville Point. This short section of gravel road is the final mile and a half of the newly established Main Oregon Trail Backcountry Byway, which starts at Glenn's Ferry along the Snake River and ends at Bonneville Point. Bonneville Point is easy to access from Interstate 84 via Black's Creek Road and is a delightful stop for history buffs, anyone interested in the Oregon Trail, or simply as a break from driving for folks traveling through the area. The view over the Boise River Valley, including much of Boise, is magnificent! The Oregon Trail continues past Bonneville Point as a two-track trail designated for non-motorized use. There is no camping along the road, as much of it travels on private land.