Moody Swamp to Red Butte

HARD 4 reviews
#29 of 31 trails in

Moody Swamp to Red Butte is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located in the state of Idaho that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

off road driving

horseback riding

views

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

The trail is also an ATV trail so there will be a a lot of ATVs and Motorcycles on the trail. This route follows road 077 until there is a less used path that goes off towards Red Butte. It is often used as a hill run for snow mobiles in the winter. Once on that part of the trail you kind of make your own way up the mountain as it gets really steep.

1 month ago

Solid hike with the only real hard part at the end when climbing red butte. If you don't like having dirt bikes, atvs, side by sides on the trail with you then you won't enjoy this trail. Great meadows and awesome views await.

The payoff view at the top is incredible. However the 'hard' rating I think is a bit excessive. It's a fairly moderate hike really and many would be able to do it easily. The hardest part was fighting off the constant horseflies!! It did NOT feel like 7.3 miles either. Maybe 6... but I don't have a tracking device. Great hike though.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very good trail. It is relatively easy/moderate until you get to the final ascent. Then it becomes super steep and got rather difficult just underneath and on the snow banks that weren't melted all the way because it caused the ground down hill of the snow to be really muddy.

hiking
1 month ago