Wash Creek

5/5 (3 reviews)
Banks, Idaho (Boise County)
Last Updated: 06/11/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

690 Wash Creek is in the Boise National Forest, east of Garden Valley. The trail is only an hours drive from the busier Boise area, so it's an ideal destination for some quick 4-wheeling fun. The trail is just a few hundred feet south of the beautiful South Fork Payette River, which is world renowned for its whitewater rafting and kayaking competitions. The scenery along the trail and creek is spectacular, especially in the spring and fall. Your dogs will be welcome on this trail but keep them close at hand.

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Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

5/5 (3 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 02/17/2022

Trail was open and probably passable but with a 18" of snow, I decided not to attempt solo without a winch. Will try again when the snow melts. Picture is at the northern trail head.
Trail Review: Wash Creek - Jon Houchin
Dennis Clark
Official Crew
18650
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/11/2021

We mapped Mica Dome a few days ago which is a spur off Horn Creek so we welcomed the chance to re-run this great trail. Absolutely beautiful in the springtime. We wish this fantastic campsite was more removed from the nearest home, about 100 yards, but it is what is.
Trail Review: Wash Creek - Dennis Clark
Trail Review: Wash Creek - Dennis Clark
Dennis Clark
Official Crew
18650
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/16/2020

Pat and I came out today to run Wash Creek Ridge Trail today which is off of Waypoint 4 from Wash Creek so of course it gave us the opportunity to rerun this trail. The trail is in great shape and very beautiful with the spring growth still in evidence. There was a vehicle with trailer at Waypoint 2 and we met up with the 2 side x sides while we were up on the ridge, very nice folks. Of interest is, there is a gap between this trail Trails End, and an intersection on the ridge trail with FS 690. The MVUM shows that portion closed but the trail looks like everybody is traveling it. A phone call to Emmett Ranger District is in order. A very fun day was had by all.
Trail Review: Wash Creek - Dennis Clark

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