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5/5 (1 reviews)
Garden Valley, Idaho (Boise County)
Last Updated: 06/28/2020
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Decoy Trail is in the beautiful Boise National Forest. It is mid-way between Placerville to the south and Garden Valley to the north. Placerville is a border-line ghost town from the 1800s and it's by-gone mining and logging prosperity. Garden Valley, with the south fork of the Payette River running through it, is internationally known for its white-water kayaking. The foliage and forest canopy of this trail has to be experienced to fully appreciate the beauty you will see from this trail. It is also a major ranging area for thousands of elk. The trail itself is well known to campers and hunters alike. This trail is in hunter unit #33 for those needing to research seasons and game.

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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/28/2020

Patricia and I ran this trail expecting a several mile run so we were quite surprised where it ended and were confused until we found the real trailhead a short ways down the road. However, that didn't take anything from this trail as it is very beautiful with the forest canopy and nearby west fork of Alder Creek. The campsite at Waypoint 2 is quite nice with plenty of room to enjoy a picnic or camp.
Trail Review: Decoy  - Dennis Clark
Trail Review: Decoy  - Dennis Clark
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