Settlers Grove of Ancient Cedars Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Settlers Grove of Ancient Cedars Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back trail located near Murray, Idaho and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
767 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

old growth

snow

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Yes the road is pretty narrow so make sure to honk as you are coming around some corners/blind spots we almost had a head on collision because us and the other car couldn't see each other! Other than that such a beautiful scenic drive up to the trail! Please make sure to bring bug spray, lots of bugs on the trail but it was very much worth it to see all those beautiful ancient cedars on such an easy hike. Additionally, they do have a couple benches where you can sit and take a break if need be or just relax and enjoy the sounds of the river :-)

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Daniel Mitchell's review sums it up nicely. Note that the unimproved road to the trailhead is about 5 miles. Not too bad but pretty slow going.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an easy hike, very family-friendly. It is mostly level trail for most of the way, all shaded, and cool on this otherwise hot July 4th. The trail meanders through very old cedar trees, and crosses a lovely creek several times. A forest fire did considerable damage to these beautiful trees, two years ago, but this is still worth a visit, if you are in the area.

Be advised that the road to the trailhead is not improved. It is a single lane, gravel road, with pull-outs. You don’t need a 4 wheel drive to make it, but expect a few bumps and a lot of dust.

By the way, the entire trail is finally open, after nearly two years of repairs!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Would give 5 stars but trail is only open for 0.7 mile. Huge cedars are very impressive esp ones that toppled from the fire. Part that is open is very nice and workers did a great job removing a large number of downed trees.

hiking
3 months ago

Drove 2.5 hours to hike this trail after reading an article that said it was opening today. Just to find out 1 mile up the hike, the trail was closed. Would have been nice to see that posted on this website before we made the trip. Even a note at the trail head would have been nice. :(

hiking
Thursday, May 07, 2015

We went about 4 miles out and turned back due to sunset. The road is mostly clear of trees. The trail has quite a few down after the first mile or so. Such a beautiful area!

hiking
Friday, February 20, 2015

We made an attempt to get to the trail since the weather was so nice and we haven't been getting snow in town, but the road to the trailhead is still under over a foot of snow. We didn't have a vehicle capable of getting up the road. Snowshoes are needed!