Idaho Centennial Trail: Section 13
ElevationAscent: 449' 137 m
Descent: -1,311' -400 m
High: 6,144' 1,873 m
Low: 4,992' 1,522 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
“A short climb to the summit of the Bennett Hills Road followed by a leisurely descent down the north side of the hills.”— Keaton Reed
This area is a great spot for beavers, moose, deer, and elk. This section has a lot of private property on both sides of the road, so if you want to do any side excursions, make sure you are on public land. Stay off land marked private.
One incredible part of this section is that a local rancher has placed dozens of birdhouses on fence posts along the road. Numerous mountain bluebirds use these houses during their migration northward, and other birds use them during the summer and fall. It is a highlight of this section to see the hundreds of lovely songbirds that inhabit this area.
The trail eventually meets up with US 20 and follows the highway for a few miles. Use caution when crossing the highway and running alongside it. The shoulder is ample for running, but you never know when drivers are driving too fast around corners. Be aware of your surroundings.
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Land Manager: BLM Idaho - Boise District Office