Sagehen Spur 626U1

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho (Gem County)

Last Updated: 05/20/2020
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Highlight: Sagehen Spur 626U1
This trail is in the Boise National Forest, two hours north of Boise, Idaho. Sagehen Dam and Reservoir is just 1.5 miles to the east. The reservoir has four improved campgrounds, some are first come first served, others require a reservation. The lake is well known for its rainbow trout, so bring your fishing pole. The trail and entire area are in Idaho's hunting unit 32A where you will be sharing your space with deer, elk, black bear, mountain lions, and wolves, to name a few. This trail is one of many spurs along the main Sagehen Road and is best described as a dispersed camping paradise nestled among the pines, fir, and spruce. Shrubs and grasses dotted with wildflowers fill in the non-forested areas.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Contine straight off of 626U. This trailhead has a fire ring at the start as well as at the end!

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Go west on Highway 52, 9 miles to Sweet Ola Highway, and turn right/north. Continue north 17.2 miles through the town of Ola where the Highway becomes NF-618 and continue north 10.1 miles to the junction of Forest Road 626 on your right. Turn right and travel 5.8 miles to Spur 626U on your left. Continue on 626U 0.15-mile 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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