Box Canyon Trail - Hike and Mountain Bike near Island Park, Idaho
~3711 Riverside Dr, Island Park, ID 83429, USA,Island Park,Idaho
44.41424, -111.39189
1.2 miles SW of Island Park, Idaho
Address: ~3711 Riverside Dr, Island Park, ID 83429, USA
GPS: 44°24'51.3"N 111°23'30.8"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Length: 3.00 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Out & Back
MTB Trail Type: 4x4 Trail

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Various species of tress and wildflowers can be seen on the trail, as well as songbirds, waterfowl and occasional wildlife. The trail is open for the following uses: Motorcycle Trail Riding, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide. source: fs.usda.gov Courtesy of Singletracks.com
This is a very scenic singletrack that can be ridden in either direction. There is not a lot of climbing but you get to enjoy beautiful views of the river as you follow it for the majority of the trail. The first part of the trail has a few spots that are rocky and can be a little harder to navigate through but this ends after about the first mile or so.Courtesy of MTBProject.com
This trail is a fly-fisherman’s dream, providing access to the trout-filled waters of Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. Beginning at the campground, the trail wanders south along Box Canyon’s rim for 3 miles, bringing hikers to the river after passing through a colorful wildflower landscape. Best months for hiking are June through September.Courtesy of ultimateidaho.com

 

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
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From Island Park, Idaho

  1. Head south on Hwy 20 W toward Riverside Dr (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Riverside Dr (1.2 mi)
  3. Turn left to stay on Riverside Dr
    Destination will be on the left
    (89 ft)
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Trails

Distance ?

5.8 miles Round Trip

Elevation Gain ?

-90 feet

Real Ascent ?

165 feet

Real Descent ?

255 feet

Avg Grade (-0°)

-1%

Grade (-13° to 12°)

-24% to 21%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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