Oliver Peak is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Victor, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.4 miElevation gain2,568 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsForestViewsWildflowersBugsWashed out
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Getting There

SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ctnf/recarea/?recid=54317. This trail is shared with mountain bikers. Trail start by the Mike Harris Campground and goes to the Oliver Peak. After hiking for about 2.5 miles you get to a intersection where the main trail follows to the right and another side trial goes to the left - take this one to the peak. Then at about 3.8 miles you will have to get off the main trial and hike up to the peak. This section is difficult to follow since the trail is washed out - we recommend you use the uploaded GPS track to help you get to the top.

Very limited parking (2 cars), restrooms are at the near campground.

From Victor, ID go south on ID 33 for about 4 miles and turn right to Mike Harris campground. At the first intersection turn left and follow the road to the trailhead.

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Niquelle Lewis
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I’m sure it’s a great hike, but the campground and the road up to the trailhead is closed. Not sure when it will open up again.

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Randall Kempton
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Wildfire smoke moderate today limiting view but weather is fine. Alone on the trail today except for a few mountain bikers. I’ll have to return later and try it that way. This trail is really well made for both activities.

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Ron Johnson
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Tom McCallum
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HikingGreat!

Easy to moderate. No difficulty with route finding. Nice fall colors.

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Carol Dart
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Hiking

Pretty hike. Most of wildflowers are past. A few more toward the top. It was tough to see turn up to Oliver on left and it was a pretty steep climb from turn. There is a small cairns at the turn. The view at top was a beautiful panoramic view.

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Eric Knowles
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Running

Not a good running trail, straight up and is a mountain bike single track coming down...very dangerous...should not be run

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Jackson Roberts
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Pretttttttyyyyyy.

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Jackson Roberts
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Really nice, challenging hike. Pretty steep and will kick your butt a little bit, but overall really fun with some great views and lots of beautiful wildflowers along the way.

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Greta Klawiter-Lein
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Hiking

Great hike! Mostly uphill but with beautiful views and tons of wildflower meadows. The trail head was a bit difficult to find. I recommend parking at the trail head near Miles Harris Campground and walk towards campground about 1/8 to trail head #203 Miksell Canyon. At first intersection stay right and at second, stay left. I had my gps loaded and that was super helpful. You have to leave main trail and bushwhack to get to summit. Worth it. Highly recommend!

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Jenna May
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Very pretty trail with great views and meadows filled with wildflowers. The ascent to the peak is not well marked, but there are several trails through the brush to get you to the top. Well worth the effort! Our trail clocked in at 9.4 miles round trip.

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Harrison Woodward
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Hiking

Great, challenging hike. It took our relatively active group 2:19 to get to the peak, which you have to leave the clearly marked trail and do some bushwhacking to get to. But the effort is worth it and you’ll know when you’re at the true peak. One of my all time favorites and love all of the wild flowers.

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Julia Woodward
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The view at the top is worth every achy muscle to get there. Narrow and a bit rocky in places. Plenty of shade and stopping points for lunch and snack breaks. According to my Apple Watch, the round trip was just at 10 miles. The last 30 minutes on the way up was total bushwhacking. Look forward to doing it again. Visiting from sea level and not an avid hiker, I would rate this as hard. One of my favorite hikes ever.

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Jessica Travis
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Skiing

Did it in the winter. Snow was epic.

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Kristin Shaff
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Hiking

Meandering trail through the woods. Pretty flat with surrounding trees, with a view that opens up at the top. Great for a leisurely hike or trail run. Muddy when wet and shared with bikers. Dog friendly.

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Susan George
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Hiking

Good trail. Moderate trail.

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Amy Halverson
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Strenuous for the moderately active, especially the first two miles. The views are beautiful and there are many shaded places to stop and rest. Towards the top there were more flys,which annoyed my kids.

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Hank Bremer
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This hike is definitely on the harder side of moderate . Might even rate it as hard as it has significant vertical climb particularly at the top. The views and wildflower meadows along the way are fabulous. The trail is well kept until the last approximately 400 feet to the peak when it is not clear and we meandered our way through the brush to the top that was NOT to be missed.

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Leighann Holcomb
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The wild flowers were beautiful and there were multiple places to stop and check out the view. There is a lot of shaded areas at the beginning of the hike which was nice. The trail was well kept and I only saw one other person on the trail. This hike was definitely on the harder side of moderate but definitely worth it! The view at the top was gorgeous

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Aileen Godfrey
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Very pretty views and gorgeous wildflowers when we went in July, but like another reviewer said, you don't get up the peak on the trail. It is a little hard to find the peak on the map as well, so we just ended up climbing up a nearby ridge until we felt we had "summited" something.

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Kristi Yoho
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My family and I thought this was a pretty difficult trail. The whole time, you are walking up, up, up! During the hike up, it's quite beautiful. You'll be surrounded by gorgeous flowers and butterflies. The top has great views. Lastly, amongst the pretty flowers and butterflies were some pretty annoying and big flies, recommend bringing some bug spray.

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Tyler Harris
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Running

Fun trail. Current state isn't the best. It's a bit washed out and muddy in spot but in other spots it's great. The first 2/5 is awesome. Really pretty and besides the big tree that fell in the middle of the trail, it's clean. However, once you begin approaching the first ridge, you come to a grove of fallen trees. With that many trees in the way of the path, the trail will become harsh. Towards the top there are still a lot of snow banks. Be very careful on them. They are slippery and cover the trail. As someone else has commented, approaching the top is very annoying. The snow is covering the northwest side of the hill. However just stay on dirt and you should be alright. There is a path that comes around through some bushes. Not too bad but I didn't take it. I just followed the ridge up and down. The top is great. Nice and clear. Overall, the trail needs some work. But if you're down to just go for it and push your self through the times that trail isn't the best, it's great.

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Brian Christensen
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Did this with my son (10). It was a pleasant hike. Passed 3 other groups including one motorcycle (trail is closed to motorized vehicles). Once you hit the ridge the trail divides and the main trail drops into the next drainage. Stay left and go southeast on the ridge. The trail continues on past the peak and doesn't go up the peak. We didn't know this and followed the trail to the south ridge then went up the ridge to the peak. Easier route would be to go up the southwest ridge through a sagebrush covered slope (this is how we came down).

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Elijah Johnston
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Ted Larsen
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Andy Richardson
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Chris Dart
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Kyle Canzian
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Gabrielle Ford
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Sean Hamm
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Jackie Smallwood
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