Webster's Dam - Camp, Hike, and Mountain Bike near Ririe, Idaho
~Browns Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA,Ririe,Idaho
43.69692, -111.59837
9.8 miles NE of Ririe, Idaho
Address: ~Browns Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA
GPS: 43°41'48.9"N 111°35'54.1"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Length: 1.20 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Out & Back
MTB Trail Type: Singletrack
Hike Difficulty: Beginner

Rivers Waterfalls Trails Rocks Wildflowers Pet Friendly Bicycles Fishing Motorized Use Restrooms Picnic Tables Ponds

Camp, Hike, and Mountain Bike

Also known as Manmade Falls, Webster Dam is an abandoned dam located deep in Moody Creek canyon, the dam was abandoned when sediment built up behind the dam which then caused the stream to split and flow around both sides of the dam, creating two beautiful waterfalls each about 15 feet in height. There are a couple spots with small fire pits where you can camp, or have a picnic. This makes a fun evening trip and is good for almost any time of the year as well.

Starts off tame, and then drops like mad. Way steep downhill of a rock face leading to a waterfall at the bottom (it's down there, believe me). If you take the juncture to the left before the waterfall, a long green singletrack weaves beside the riverbank and back up to the main road you drove in on. Don't get lost. Courtesy of Singletracks.com

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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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
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Ririe, Idaho

  1. Head east on Smith St toward 1st E St (0.3 mi)
  2. Continue onto Archer Rd (5.8 mi)
  3. Slight right onto S 600 E (453 ft)
  4. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E 7800 S (1.1 mi)
  5. Continue onto S 1600 E (0.2 mi)
  6. Keep left (2.6 mi)
  7. Continue onto Lyons Creek Rd (2.2 mi)
  8. Turn right toward Browns Rd (0.2 mi)
  9. Turn left onto Browns Rd (3.4 mi)
  10. Turn left (0.1 mi)
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To get here you follow brown rd. until you get to the power lines, which a small dirt road turns off and follows the powerlines toward moody creek. This road is very rough, and goes up and down steep hills, so if you don't have 4-wheel drive or good clearance, you can park on browns rd. You continue on this road until it turns off out of the clearing, and starts going down into the forest. In the forest, the road suddenly drops greatly, and driving a truck down there is not recommended. By then, the road is really only accessible by ATV or jeep. There is the wreck of a truck off the trail at the bottom of the hill, showing one who tried to risk driving down the hill. After that, the trail is a much more gentle downhill traverse. After that, there is another drop that opens up into an area with bike jumps and a fire pit. straight after that, you will see the creek and dam.

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Danielle

8/5/18 5:46 pm
Hiked with two senior dogs. Steep downhill approach to the creek and a few fallen trees to climb over, but otherwise a great little trail!
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Jon

7/28/18 9:25 am
It's not hard if you take a modified outfit down took my modified 4runner all the way down to the bike jumps and then hiked down to the dam very pretty area recommended to anybody
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fyretango

6/29/17 4:40 pm
I went there in the evening in Mid June and was not disappointed. The trail is not too bad if you are on foot, although there are some steep spots. Down at the dam there are two waterfalls that you can hear as walk down the trail. The air is so fresh there. There is a fire pit on the island on the dam, and you could easily camp here. We are planning on possibly having a fire and maybe even spending the night when we come back. Very fun place. The 4-star rating is due to the difficulty accessing this area. The road on the powerlines is very steep and rough, and the trail through the forest is steep and slippery in some places. Other than that, the place is amazing!
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Trails

Distance ?

1.3 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-488 feet

Real Ascent ?

107 feet

Real Descent ?

595 feet

Avg Grade (-4°)

-7%

Grade (-34° to 11°)

-68% to 20%

Distance ?

1.3 miles

Elevation Gain ?

-464 feet

Real Ascent ?

112 feet

Real Descent ?

576 feet

Avg Grade (-4°)

-7%

Grade (-37° to 10°)

-76% to 17%

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

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