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Squaw Butte is a 13.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sweet, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 13.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,933 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

ohv / off road driving

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade
off trail
2 months ago

Travelling through Idaho and this was a great little drive. The path is all gravel and can get a tad bumpy, but I made it in my 2002 Ford Taurus so I'm sure you would have no issues.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail April 18th. No snow. 5 stars because there is great variation in the different paths you could choose to use. You can follow the very well maintained road, or follow the paths that off road vehicles make. Beautiful views, pretty running creeks, and definite solitude away from the main road. There were a couple people paragliding from the mountaintop which was fun to see. Also very easily accessible by car.

hiking
muddy
no shade
snow
3 months ago

4 - difficulty of hike and length. 3 - none of it is one track, pretty well kept road that is used often. Still quite a bit of snow the last mile, and the wind was howling.

hiking
muddy
no shade
snow
3 months ago

ohv/off road driving
icy
muddy
no shade
snow
3 months ago

Great for OHV. We weren't able to get to the top though because it was still covered in three feet of snow.

ohv/off road driving
3 months ago

Found some snow at the top.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

6 months ago

The trail description should read as "out and back" dirt/gravel road. Didn't see anyone hiking, just driving. It's also just north-northeast of Emmett. Sweet is almost 7 miles to the east. Nice views of the Cuddy Mtns. near Cambridge.

7 months ago

went in mid November and there was no snow. Trail is one road and a good trail for beginners.

hiking
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

this was a fun little drive, my 2016 Impreza didnt have any troubles at all on the gravely dirt!

hiking
10 months ago

This is a bit of a challenge if hiking, and is best for ATVs. Miles 1-4 are pretty easy, but the real climb is from 4-6.

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

ok

Tue May 29 2018

Great road, great views!! Saw lots of Mormon crickets and some lizards. So many beautiful wild flowers. There were these little tiny black flying bugs that swarmed us while we were trying to eat lunch, but other than that we had so much fun!

hiking
Sat Nov 25 2017

Nice views but your hiking on a dirt road not a single track.

Sun Nov 19 2017

Good for an easy quick trip from the valley.

hiking
Sun Nov 12 2017

Not really marked, but it’s really a dirt access road all the way to the top. A bit muddy in spots and about 3” of snow on top. Great views, great workout. This would be a really good run for someone working up to marathon length. Very quiet- only other people I saw were in vehicles.

ohv/off road driving
Wed May 17 2017

Beautiful early spring on my dual sport motorcycle. The snow was tricky but the view were great.

Thu Nov 21 2013

This is a good winter/spring hiking area, both on and off the road. But, I am not sure why dogs are required to be on a leash. In fact, I believe this is a very good place to take your dogs and allow them to run a bit and get exercise, as there are very few people hiking in this area. Wally

hiking
Fri Jun 28 2013

Partially on state and private land, should be careful of the shingle rock and snakes. Great hike though.

hiking
15 days ago

scenic driving
2 months ago

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