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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
      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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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 25, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      58
      Trails Mountain Bike
      58
      Trails E-Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      58
      Trails Trail Running
      57
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      159 miles
      Total Descent
      36,825 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,591 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,966 ft
      Reports
      87
      Photos
      61
      Ridden Counter
      29

      Photos of Iron Creek/Hat Creek Mountain Bike

      29 |
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Aug 6, 2020
      11 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      12 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:00pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      22 |
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 5:59pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      11 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:44pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      19 |
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 3:57pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      23 |
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 3:56pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      18 |
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 3:52pm
      Aug 30, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Iron Hat Ridge Trail
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 6:51pm
      Jul 16, 2022
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS The east end is clear of deadfall up to...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Hat Creek Middle Fork
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 8:46pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      Dry Cleared 9 down trees, 4 remain (medium...wildbillmac simba
      Iron Lake
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 2:32pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      DryClear of deadfall. The switchbacked...chuktA TRAILFORKS
      Hat Creek North Fork
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 12:57pm
      Aug 30, 2021
      Ideal IDMTBCruiser
      Hat Creek Lakes
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 12:52pm
      Aug 30, 2021
      Dry I rode between the Middle Fork and North...IDMTBCruiser
      Middle Fork Hat Creek Rd
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 10:28am
      Aug 28, 2021
      DryIDMTBCruiser
      Degan Mountain Road
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 12:52pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      Very DryRoad reopened with the termination of the...chuktA TRAILFORKS
      Trail 6094
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:46am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Snow Covered Logged out and improved in 2019 by USFS...chuktA TRAILFORKS
      Squawboard Meadows
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      Dry Numerous down trees across the trail...sidehiller1 TRAILFORKS
      West Fork Iron Creek
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      Snow Covered Trail was last cleared in 2016. There are...sidehiller1 TRAILFORKS
      Old Indian Trail Segment 3
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 1:51pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Unknown This section of trail was minimally...sidehiller1 TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

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      user #627246chuktAaddreportIron Hat Ridge Trail
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 6:51pm
      Jul 16, 2022
      user #1243247ynpbrandonwishlistregionIron Creek/Hat Creek
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 7:28pm
      Jul 2, 2022
      user #975698sidehiller1updatetrailMOYER PEAK
      Jan 23, 2022 @ 9:08am
      Jan 23, 2022
      user #975698sidehiller1addtrailCOPPER CREEK ROAD and 1 more
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 10:06am
      Jan 21, 2022
      user #975698sidehiller1addtrailTaylor Mountain Lookout Trail
      Nov 9, 2021 @ 7:13pm
      Nov 9, 2021

      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

      Nearby Areas

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      Williams Creek 1 22 27 1311.7 km
      Twelvemile 2 15 16 212.9 km
      Morgan Creek 6 1213.6 km
      Landfill 1 15 3 120 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike58159 miles36,824 ft69 miles5,591 ft
      #7,440#3,124618715
      E-Bike1791 miles11,549 ft32 miles4,810 ft
      #1,111#30574
      Hike58159 miles36,824 ft69 miles5,591 ft
      #6,513#2,973878
      Trail Running57157 miles36,785 ft69 miles5,591 ft
      #6,508#2,968873
      Horse519 miles5,633 ft16 miles3,704 ft
      #1,18359
      Dirtbike/Moto112 miles3,278 ft10 miles3,173 ft
      56
      ATV/ORV/OHV112 miles3,278 ft10 miles3,173 ft
      56
      Snowmobile112 miles3,278 ft10 miles3,173 ft
      Snowshoe112 miles3,278 ft10 miles3,173 ft
      Backcountry Ski112 miles3,278 ft10 miles3,173 ft
      Nordic Ski112 miles3,278 ft10 miles3,173 ft
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