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Fivemile Gulch

 4.3 (3)

3.4 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


69%

Runnable

2,042' 622 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

5,867' 1,788 m

High

3,825' 1,166 m

Low

Shared By Chris Wandervans

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A scenic trail following the drainage in the foothills close to town.

Chris Wandervans

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Can be icy in the winter.

Description

Five Mile Gulch is a large drainage containing mature stands of Cottonwood and Locust; trees seldom seen in the foothills. The trail provides a great connection between Watchman Trail and Orchard Gulch.

From the parking lot on Rocky Canyon Road, the trail climbs gently through large stands of trees and has many stream crossings. There is an old toll booth about half way up the drainage when this route was used to get to Idaho City. At the junction with the Watchman Trail you'll go right and climb steeply. This trail is best used to access Watchman Trail to make a loop with Three Bears.

After a steep climb, you'll come to a junction with Orchard Gulch. From here the trail climbs steeply to the ridge and across an open hillside.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ridges to Rivers

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Check-Ins

May 9, 2018
Terrence Scraggins
3.2mi
Mar 24, 2018
Robyn Pepin
Trail is dry and in nice condition 7mi
Mar 15, 2018
Robyn Pepin
Trail in great shape - only the occasional mud puddle or snow patch 5.5mi
Oct 15, 2016
nickwbb Boswell
From Orchard Gulch to Boise Ridge Road. 2mi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#167

in Idaho

#5,041

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