Indian Creek Trail South Fork

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Indian Creek Trail South Fork is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Irwin, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.3 miles
1,184 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving




1 month ago

I’m not sure why this is saying the hike is only one mile??? We tried the hike on Memorial weekend and couldn’t go past a mile because of high water. We did encounter one moto biker. I think during summer one could cross the creek and make it up to the basin. Not sure how far that would be. We did hike up Driveway Canyon for a ways but not far enough to be impressed.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Restrooms are available at the south trailhead, no restrooms at the north trailhead. Trail is mainly used by dirt bikes, so you will meet a few. Each fork can be done as in-and-out (easy difficulty), if you do not want to do the whole loop, which is quite difficult to do in one day, however very well suited as an overnight trip - camping is possible in the basin lake area - about half way thought the hike. The initial parts of the trail are easy to follow, the trail can be a little harder to follow in the high section mostly because of the abundant vegetation. You might be able to follow the track defined by a dirt bike or download the GPX track. Also count with some fording, most of it easy though.