Banner Creek Road

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Banner Creek Road, FR-385, is a mountain ridge road offering knockout views of the Kirkham Ridge, Lowman Valley, and leads to an abandoned mining ghost town located in the central part of the Boise National Forest. WesternMiningHistory.com has a great article about the lifespan of the mining town of... Read More
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Highlights of Banner Creek Road

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Ghost Town Category Icon Ghost Town
Mine Category Icon Mine
Highest Elevation
6540 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
385 Banner Creek Road
Nearest Town
Idaho City
Nearest Services
Idaho City
Management Agency
Boise National Forest
District
Idaho City Ranger District

Overview

Banner Creek Road, FR-385, is a mountain ridge road offering knockout views of the Kirkham Ridge, Lowman Valley, and leads to an abandoned mining ghost town located in the central part of the Boise National Forest. WesternMiningHistory.com has a great article about the lifespan of the mining town of Banner. The Boise National Forest covers a vast 2.5 million acres ranging from forest and grassland. This trail is approximately an hour and a half from Boise and 35 minutes from the historic mining town of Idaho City. The trail descends down along Banner Creek and should connect with Pikes Fork 312, but currently ends just past the ghost town of Banner due to road conditions and washouts. There are a few dispersed campsite options on this trail as pullovers or off the road.

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