West Mountain Trail

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West Mountain Trail is in the beautiful and diverse Boise National Forest. It is just a few miles south and east of Sagehen Reservoir. This trail climbs to over 6,000-feet with the reservoir at 4,800-feet. The rainbow trout fishing is fantastic due to the campgrounds closing occasionally for logg...Read More
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Highlights of West Mountain Trail

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
6091 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
627
Nearest Town
Horseshoe Bend
Nearest Services
Horseshoe Bend
Management Agency
Boise National Forest
District
Emmett Ranger District

Overview

West Mountain Trail is in the beautiful and diverse Boise National Forest. It is just a few miles south and east of Sagehen Reservoir. This trail climbs to over 6,000-feet with the reservoir at 4,800-feet. The rainbow trout fishing is fantastic due to the campgrounds closing occasionally for logging activities for fire management. This area has something for everyone! Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, or 4-wheeling! All of that and less than 2 hours north of Boise, Idaho. If you're new to the area, the drive north from Horseshoe Bend is an experience in itself, along the beautiful and internationally known Payette River for its rafting and Kayak competitions. When you leave the river to head inland you'll have 5 miles of beautiful dirt roads just to get to this trailhead!

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35 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
1 Community Reviews
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