Ola Slope

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho (Gem County)

Last Updated: 05/16/2019
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Highlight: Ola Slope
644A Ola Slope is in the Boise National Forest about 5 miles east of the "town" of Ola. With an elevation over 5,000 feet, you will experience all of the seasons southwest Idaho has to offer. This trail is in hunting section 32A so be respectful and cautious of others who might be in the area. When leaving the vehicle be aware of the fact that you are in a wild area including the presence of bears. This trail writeup was done in mid-May and still showed traces of winter with snow on the northern slopes. No other persons or vehicles were observed during this beautiful drive through the forest, it's meadows​ and occasional creek crossings.


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Across from the trailhead is plenty of room for airing down or meeting friends.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Travel west on Highway 52 for 9.2 miles to Sweet Ola Highway and turn right. Continue north, 17.2 miles to High Valley Road and turn right. Continue on High Valley Road, 4.7 miles to the trailhead on your left.



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Dennis Clark

Mapping Crew - California and Idaho

Dennis Clark was born in Los Angeles in 1942 and after 76 years of living in So Cal he moved to Emmett, Idaho with his wife Patricia, has four adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He has loved the outdoors since his Cub Scout and Boy Scout days while camping with the family. He's an archer, hunter and fisherman but no longer wishes to harm animals. He has been involved with photography since the 1960's. He became more of a serious hiker in 2010 when he started Geocaching and has hiked the three tallest peaks in So Cal, Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Gorgonio and Mt Baldy, along with most of the lesser peaks in search of caches. Geocaching started his love for the USFS Trail system as he used the trails frequently to get to certain trailheads. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger 2wd and its amazing where that little pickup took him. In 5 years of weekly geocaching he was only stuck once in some Palm Springs sand. His 2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited was purchased in 2015. He has become quite lazy in the hiking department as he can now drive to most locations. He's looking forward to posting some trails and don't hesitate to ask him for any help you might need.
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