Magruder Corridor

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4.8/5 (9 reviews)
Grangeville, Idaho (Idaho County)
Last Updated: 07/20/2022
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The Magruder Corridor Trail is a very accessible trail for most vehicles that takes you into the scenic and remote wilderness. It is on many people’s bucket list due to the fact that this is the only place in the lower 48 where you can be in the middle of 5 million acres of wilderness. There is history at every corner with plenty of information along the way and available from the ranger districts at each end. You can see first hand how a forest regrows after a burn, there have been many big forest fires over the past few decades that have swept through the area, and you get the chance to drive directly through that area. Most of the areas have a healthy regrowth already and the burnt trees offer a beautiful contrast to the greenery and wildflowers when they are blooming.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (9)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We were just there. Rain, snow and very cold so we opted out 🤷‍♂️ Next year I guess. Really bummed, this is such a great trail.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The trail is pretty easy. The road is generally maintained. It's long and beautiful. Getting to the actual starting point, entering from the western side takes a little bit of time but it's a nice drive as well. If you are heading west to east, stay at Poet Creek on the South side of the trial. The camp site is one of our favorite.
Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Jeff Frey
Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Jeff Frey
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

While this was my 2nd time doing this trail (1st time in 2018). The views were still just as new to me. Seven of us ladies took five rigs on this trail and had an amazing time. The scenery blew us away, the wildflowers were out in abundance. This is true wilderness driving and would seem like it could be boring with the constant dead trees from past fires, but instead, you can't wait to see around every corner and rise. If you do this trail as soon as it opens, prepare to bring a chainsaw as there are always trees down and will need to be cut in order for vehicles to get thru. Sometimes they are cut just enough for only motorcyclists or ATVs. There were some 4x4s, SxS, and motorcyclists, but it never felt like it was busy and truly felt remote.
Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Rose M
Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Rose M
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/04/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I ran The Magruder Corridor over Labor Day weekend and it was a great time. I was surprised that even though it was a holiday weekend, there was relatively few people out there. This is a very popular motorcycle route so keep an eye open for bikers! The trip overall was awesome! Nothing technical at all unless you decide to drive up to the lookout. With how remote the road was, and being on my own, I was okay with it being an easier route. The sign at the start on the west side says that an axe, shovel, and bucket are required. I wish that I would have timed my drive out better so that I could have camped along the route!
Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Paul Kaufmann
Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Paul Kaufmann
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/06/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

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Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Daniel Kilfoile
Trail Review: Magruder Corridor - Daniel Kilfoile
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