Harris Creek

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Harris Creek connects the historic mining town of Placerville and Horseshoe Bend. Combine Harris Creek with Centerville Road to make a nice easy scenic loop to Idaho City. In 1863, at the height of the gold rush, Placerville had a population of 3,200, mainly consisting of miners and townspeople who worked the Basin. Later, logging and ranching became the predominant occupations. Since World War II, outdoor recreation, second homeowners, and tourism have become important to Central Idaho and the Boise Basin. This road also goes by the historic Star Ranch homestead located across a picturesque meadow with mountains in the background. There are various dispersed campsites along this trail from creekside to mountain ridge.