Explore the best trails near Riggins with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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Riggins, Idaho Map

Another great job Ed. This is a great area to ride and you never run out of trails.

off road driving
7 months ago

This trail is in the Payette National Forest, not Gospel Hump.


9 months ago

This trail is usually not open until July due to the snowpack.

off road driving
9 months ago

Burgdorf is also in the Payette National Forest, near McCall, Idaho, not the Gospel Hump Wilderness.

off road driving
9 months ago

This area is usually not accessible until the middle of June due to the annual snowpack.

Nice hike. The lake is tucked in and takes you by surprise

9 months ago

Nice hike

9 months ago

on Rapid River Trail

9 months ago

Beautiful hike.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Awesome trail, it's very well taken care of and a beautiful all day hike.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Very nice trail. Not much shade on the trail. Very pretty

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I've hiked this loop numerous times and have always found it to be an outstanding wilderness trip. Of course, you can hike the loop in either direction but I would recommend counter-clockwise. You will want to deviate from the loop and locate your campsites at the many lakes which are located on trails which head toward the main crest. Sheep, Echo and Baldy are among my favorites. You will add to the mileage by camping off the loop, but you will also find much more scenic and enjoyable camps. The east side of the range is much drier than the west with fewer camping areas. Experienced hikers can complete this loop as an overnight, but to savor the experience, I would recommend 3-4 days at least.

The access road which is 17 miles long leaves Highway 95 south of Riggins. It is primarily dirt and/or gravel and gets a little rough near the end; best for higher clearance vehicles. There are two campgrounds near the trail head.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The trail is an old logging road and is wide enough. It is also very rough and washed out.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I just returned from camping across the road from the Corduroy Campground which was closed.

While we were there, we watched a logging operation remove beetle killed trees from Corduroy and three other area campgrounds.

The campgrounds are open again in case anyone is into winter camping. The temperatures were getting into single digits at night before I left.

The roads/trails were clear and the Carey Creek Trail is still as rough and rocky as ever.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The highway road sign at the Josephine Lake Road is gone, but the sign for FR 316 on the dirt road is still there.

I added photos of the Chinook Salmon Counting Station on Lake Creek and of the headwaters of the Secesh River to the POIs.

Most of the campgrounds in the area have "Closed" signs. There are a lot of beetle killed trees in the campgrounds and the USFS is concerned some might fall. Camping is still allowed "AT Your Own Risk".

The only one completely closed is the one in POI #2. Potable water is still available here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Another great job....you da man!