Two Headed Dragon is a short, 1/2 mile rock trail that might take all day, depending on how your rig is equipped. Two lockers and 35" tires are recommended minimums for this trail. It's called Two-Headed Dragon because, after the first waterfall, the trail splits into a right-hand side and a left-hand side. Two Headed Dragon is a true rock crawling trail, so expect loose, rolling rocks and vertical climbs for most of the trail.
Make sure your hubs are locked as you start the entrance to Two Headed Dragon. There is a bit of a gatekeeper, but it is mild. After, you will wind up the trail to the first Waterfall. The first Waterfall is the hardest part of the trail if you are completing the left-hand side of the Dragon. The Waterfall is a four-foot vertical climb. Four-door Jeeps and longer rigs have break over issues on this climb and get hung up on their skid plates. Depending on your rig and tire height, there are a couple of lines on this waterfall. However, a lot of rigs have to winch over this point.
After the Waterfall, it is decision time: left and easy, or do you try the right-hand side of the dragon?
The right-hand side has loose, rolling rocks-from basketball size to ottoman size at the bottom of the climb. Rigs have to do a three-point turn to get lined up in the bottom, so these rocks can catch a diff or a driveline easily before even starting up the right-hand side. The line tends to be farther to passenger than people want to believe because it feels like a rollover waiting to happen. Once the climb starts, there are several stair steps of rock and a squeeze chute to navigate. At the exit to the right-hand side, there is an optional V-notch at the top that has climbed multiple shades of paint from sheet metal.
If that is your choice, the left-hand side is still not a giveaway. Drivers have to navigate a three-foot step with lots of loose shale. Then, the trail turns back to the right in a vertical rock climb that threatens to hang up diffs on solid rock and as you have to slowly crawl to the top. Once up on top, the two sides come back together.
There is one more tough spot on the trail. The last obstacle is another four-foot waterfall that rock buggies have a hard time pulling. There is an optional route to the left and driving around the large rock that makes the waterfall. Drivers must put their rock sliders on the rock and pivot around to complete the last waterfall. This can be really tough on longer, four-door rigs.
After the last obstacle, climb over the top of the hill and down to the sand wash below where Two Headed Dragon joins into Lost Trail.
Camping is dispersed with no formal camp spots on this trail.
To get to the Two Headed Dragon from Nampa, head south on Highway 78 towards Murphy. About three miles before Murphy, there is a large, gravel parking lot on the right-hand side of the road on a sweeping right-hand curve. This is the beginning of Road H216.
Take H216 and turn left on H100. Turn right on H170, which leads to the entrance to Two Headed Dragon, labeled H171 on the maps.