Mica Dome

Garden Valley, Idaho (Boise County)

Last Updated: 06/14/2021
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Highlight: Mica Dome
Mica Dome is located in the beautiful and diverse Boise National Forest. The forest offers skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and hunting, to name a few activities. This trail is on a short ridge running north towards the south fork of the Payette River. This area was known for mica mining in the early 1900s, and both trails you'll travel through to get here are still actively mined for gold with evidence of claims posted along Wash Creek, and Horn Creek.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is unmarked on your left at Waypoint 5 of Horn Creek.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Garden Valley, Idaho

From the Chevron Service Station, continue east on Banks Loman Road 1.3 miles to Alder Creek Road and turn right. Drive 0.3 miles to South Fork Road and turn left. Drive 0.6 miles to the trailhead for 690 Wash Creek and turn right. Drive to 652 Horn Creek on your left at Waypoint 5 in 2.6 miles. Take Horn Creek 1.0 miles to Waypoint 3. The trailhead is on your left.



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Writer Information

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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