Mores Creek Summit to Sunset Mountain

HARD 7 reviews
#11 of 30 trails in

Mores Creek Summit to Sunset Mountain is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho City, Idaho that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.7 miles
2053 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running


11 months ago

Great day hike! Snow is gone from the top, too. Nice views.

mountain biking
Monday, June 19, 2017

This was one of the hardest bike trails I have ever done, not because it is incredibly technical, but because the ascent is so steep. I would not advise inexperienced cyclists to try this trail simply because they may not enjoy it much. Coming down was a good time. I ended up ditching my bike for the last portion of the trail due to not wanting to hit/have to avoid the snow patches in the dark. Great scenery and would encourage hiking and camping in the area.

Monday, June 19, 2017

This was a great day hike. The trail was not terribly steep for the most part. Good FS road. The last 1/4 mile or so was still under several feet of snow, but it was not difficult to traverse, just slowed me down! Lots of signs of deer, elk, grouse. I saw bluebirds, woodpeckers, tanagers, goldfinches, raptors, ground squirrels. There is a "bonus" trail at the summit (Hungarian Ridge Trail) if you are still wanting more!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wow, that's a big hill climb! Made it to the summit 06/11/17. Last mile-ish was snow packed but walkable with poles. So grateful to have made a reservation at the hot springs post- hike. Beautiful snow-capped vistas.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

easy access at Mores Creek Summit parking turnout

mostly dual track forest service road, great views, wild flowers, with manned lookout

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