Brown's, Castle, and Alder Creeks Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Brown's, Castle, and Alder Creeks Trail is a 40.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Murphy, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

40.6 miles
4,790 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

off road driving


wild flowers


This is a nice trip at lower elevations (2800' to 4000') in the Owyhees. It is about a 40 mile round trip. The Castle Creek overlooks are spectacular with the vertical rock canyon walls and running water in the bottom. Two of the overlooks are where some type of rock mining operation was conducted. If you are lucky, California Bighorn Sheep may be spotted. Two small herds have been seen in this area. The ride is on BLM and State land except for the Brown's Creek Cabin. Almost all of the private property in this area has locked gates. If you ride in warmer weather, watch out for rattlesnakes!

8 months ago

This was not marked, no signs, no actual trails leading to this. The directions just lead to farm/grazing areas for livestock.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Great overlooks. Fun trail.

off road driving
Monday, October 10, 2016

The road in was gravel and groomed. Markers were clear for roads and trails. Had a great time driving some easy to moderate roads. Road C600 was tight and ended abruptly after about 1.5 miles. If you don't want your rig scuffed up don't take the C600 road.
All in all it was a great set of trails.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

We explored Castle Creek with the grand kids. Did a short ride. The roads were dry. It was a little breezy.Great time!

Monday, February 06, 2012

This is a wonderful area to explore and enjoy the breath taking vistas. It is a pretty easy ride for most anyone.

A great guide!