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Dry Creek

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (6)

Beautiful rocky singletrack along year-round flowing creek.


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7.3

Miles

11.7

KM

91%

Runnable

5,589' 1,704 m

High

3,471' 1,058 m

Low

2,185' 666 m

Up

67' 20 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

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!

Description

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 use the log bridges across. The other great thing is that for some reason the trees extend about 2,000 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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ridge to Rivers

Shared By:

Cory Harelson

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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Photos

The narrow singletrack on the Dry Creek descent.
Jul 18, 2019 near Boise, ID
"Dry" Creek!
Aug 3, 2017 near Boise, ID
Bridge over Dry Creek
Aug 3, 2017 near Boise, ID
Winter views on the first-ish mile
Mar 30, 2020 near Boise, ID
Moody views on the way back to the parking area
Mar 30, 2020 near Boise, ID
This is just one of the many creek crossings along Dry Creek.
Jun 25, 2017 near Boise, ID

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