Rainey Creek Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#22 of 31 trails in

Rainey Creek Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Swan Valley, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

river

Parts of the trail are designated for ATVs, dirt bikes and hiking. Hikers, bring wading shoes! Early season has quite high water, even later in the season there are spot that you have to wade - there is a lot of them.

hiking
11 months ago

very relaxing, i was hoping there was more creeks around, but other than that it was very nice to walk through.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

I just wrote a review, gave it one star but the page made it two and a half. I would NOT recommend this trail!

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

This used to be a great trail for taking the horses. Went hiking there to scout the trails and was almost run down by ATVs and motorcycles. We had to jump off the trail into bushes at one point due to speeding atv on a narrow trail, he never did slow down! The page says hiking and horseback riding but nothing about the motorized traffic. It was very dangerous, had we been on our horses there would have been a wreck. The trails get too narrow for these ATVs . It's a shame, they've ruined the park. We won't be back.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Beautiful trail ruined by ATVs and other motorized vehicles. Nearly got run over several times by drivers speeding around blind corners. Trail not designed for ATVs.
Turned around about 1.5 miles in due to lack of trail etiquette by other users.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Nice, flat and easy the first mile. When the creek is running fast and full though, you can't complete this one. Creek crossing at 1mile and it's extremely fast and deep this time of year. So I was disappointed that I couldn't cross this one. Beautiful, wide trail up until the creek though. Mainly 2 track from ATVs. Would do this one again, if I could get across the creek.

hiking
Monday, September 01, 2014

This is mostly flat with one section where you have to "climb" over a smaller hill. The moderate difficulty is because there is quite a bit of creek fording involved (so do not forget your wading shoes) even in the late season. Trail is pretty easy to follow, but there is quite a bit of side trails, so be sure to have a map with you.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Two nice parking areas with a bathroom. Nice easy trail the first half.. pretty and cool in the willows.. 2nd half lots of creek crossings with no bridges,Trail gets narrow & steeper with a few rocks. Really nice ride with little bit of a challenge the 2nd half. Had lunch at the willows on the way back only wide spot. Mid July or later because of the creek crossing. Nice ride.. Camping horse ties at the trail head.