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      This riding area is within the Iron Creek and Hat Creek drainages Southwest of Salmon, Idaho. The riding area has rides that range from 4,400 feet in elevation at the Salmon River to about 9,200 feet near Iron and Hat Creek Lakes near the western portion of the riding area. The Salmon River borders the eastern portion of the riding area and the Ridge Road 020 to Iron Lake borders the western portion of the riding area. The vegetation ranges from grass and sagebrush in the lower elevations to Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, spruce, sub-alpine fir, and whitebark pine in the upper elevations. The majority of land within the region is public land administered by the National Forest or Bureau of Land Management. Private land is present generally lower in elevation. This sparsely populated area has many primitive trails.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Goldbug Hot Spring Trailhead google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Iron Creek Bridge crosses the Salmon River about 24 miles south of Salmon on Highway 93. The Iron Creek 045 Road provides access to much of the area from highway 93. The Hat Creek Road Bridge crosses the Salmon River about 40.4 miles south of Salmon on Highway 93. This provides access to Hat Creek from Highway 93 in that area. The Ridge Road 020 to Iron Lake provides access to the western portion of the riding area.
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      Region Details
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      • 1
      • 12
      • 19
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 30, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      56
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      56
      Trails Trail Running
      55
      Trails Horse
      3
      Total Distance
      143 miles
      Total Descent
      32,707 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,589 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,964 ft
      Reports
      82
      Photos
      54
      Ridden Counter
      13

      Photos of Iron Creek/Hat Creek Mountain Bike

      20 |
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Aug 6, 2020
      5 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      7 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:00pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      14 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 5:59pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      6 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:44pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      14 |
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 3:57pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      16 |
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 3:56pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      12 |
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 3:52pm
      Aug 30, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Degan Mountain Road
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 12:52pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      Very DrychuktA TRAILFORKSRoad reopened with the termination of the...
      Hat Creek Middle Fork
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:08pm
      Aug 6, 2020
      Drylemhi-mtn-ryder All clear. Soft and loose though.
      Hat Creek North Fork
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:42pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      Drylemhi-mtn-ryder Clear of deadfall. 4 trees cut out....
      Trail 6094
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:46am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Snow CoveredchuktA TRAILFORKS Logged out and improved in 2019 by USFS...
      Iron Lake
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:38am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Snow CoveredchuktA TRAILFORKS Cleared of deadfall; trail rehab...
      Hat Creek Lakes
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Snow CoveredchuktA TRAILFORKS Trail cleared and some post fire rehab...
      Squawboard Meadows
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      Drysidehiller1 TRAILFORKS Numerous down trees across the trail...
      West Fork Iron Creek
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      Snow Coveredsidehiller1 TRAILFORKS Trail was last cleared in 2016. There are...
      Old Indian Trail Segment 3
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 1:51pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Unknownsidehiller1 TRAILFORKS This section of trail was minimally...
      Old Indian Trail Segment 2
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 1:48pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Unknownsidehiller1 TRAILFORKS This segment of trail was minimally...

      Activity Feed

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      user #627246chuktAaddreportDegan Mountain Road
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 12:53pm
      Jul 30, 2021
      user #627246chuktAaddreportDegan Mountain Road
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 11:23am
      Jul 23, 2021
      user #288174lemhi-mtn-rydervotetrailNorth Fork Hat Creek Rd
      Feb 17, 2021 @ 9:18am
      Feb 17, 2021
      user #288174lemhi-mtn-rydervotetrailMiddle Fork Hat Creek Rd
      Nov 19, 2020 @ 9:27am
      Nov 19, 2020
      user #288174lemhi-mtn-ryderaddreportHat Creek Middle Fork
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:08pm
      Aug 6, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #975698sidehiller1trailOld Indian Trail Segment 3The south half of this trail segment is...
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 1:30pm
      Jul 23, 2018

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike55141 miles32,684 ft56 miles5,591 ft
      #4,688#2,147548212
      E-Bike1679 miles8,271 ft22 miles4,810 ft
      #729#18073
      Hike56143 miles32,707 ft56 miles5,591 ft
      #4,090#2,02382
      Trail Running55141 miles32,684 ft56 miles5,591 ft
      #4,089#2,023821
      Horse33 miles1,532 ft3 miles1,703 ft
      #41863
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