“Beautiful rocky singletrack along year-round flowing creek.
— Cory Harelson
Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Hope you are ready to get wet! There are countless stream crossings on this trail. You can get around most of them via log bridges and rock-hopping, but it's more fun to just splash through!
This action packed trail drops from the Boise Ridge Road all the way to a small parking pullout on Bogus Basin Road.
It contains an excellent drop down the Dry Creek Canyon, with numerous creek crossings that you can do the wet way (dry creek is typically not dry), or run the log bridges across. It's pretty technical, and very fun. The other great thing is that for some reason the trees extend about 2000 feet lower than on most other local trails, providing shade and making this an excellent choice on a hotter day.
This trail loops very well with Shingle Creek
. From Bogus Basin Road, heading up Shingle Creek
and down Dry Creek makes almost a perfect half marathon.
Up or down, it's a classic, go run it!
Flora & Fauna
Watch for sheep during the spring and fall. If encountered go slow and keep your dogs under control. The sheep are protected by ferocious guard dogs!
Opportunities to see wildlife here are many, thanks to the year-round flowing creek.
Watch for rattlesnakes during summer and fall months, I have seen several on this trail.