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Habit Creek Trail

Contact Info
Boise National Forest
7259 State Hwy. 21
Lowman, ID 83637

Phone:
208-259-3361
Basics
Length:
6 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
4.5 to 5.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5280 feet
Elevation Range:
5280 feet to 7000 feet
Elevation Change:
1720 feet
Season:
June to October

Description

This trail offers views of Deadwood Reservoir as it gradually ascends a ridge and passes through meadows carpeted with wildflowers. The trail ends at the ridge where the Peace Creek Trail begins. The trail is dotted with short, steep sections of loose, sandy soils from the trailhead to Tranquil Basin.

Details

Length:
6 miles
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
4.5 to 5.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
5280
Elevation Range:
5280 feet to 7000
Elevation Change:
1720
Season:
June to October
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Deadwood Reservoir;Boiling Springs
Additional Details:

Since many of the creeks may be dry by mid-summer, carry a day’s supply of safe drinking water. The recommended amount is one gallon per person, per day.

Treat stream water - Giardia is a serious water borne disease. Use a water filter that will screen for Giardia or boil all water for three minutes.

Every visitor shares the responsibility to keep the backcountry unspoiled and beautiful. Pack out what you pack in. For more information on minimum impact camping visit lnt.org.

Expect to meet other hikers, stock users, mountain bikers, and motorcyclists at your destination, especially during the weekend periods.

Wildfire is always a concern. Keep campfires well contained and never leave a campfire unattended. Extinguish all smoking materials properly.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

ACCESS #1 - From Banks on State Highway 55, go east on the Banks - Lowman Highway, passing through Garden Valley. Continue east for about 23 miles to the intersection of FS Rd 555 (Scott Mountain Road). Go north on FS Rd 555 for about 35 miles to Riverside Campground at the north end of Deadwood Reservoir. Go about a mile north of the campground to the unsigned intersection of FS Rd 556 (Peninsula Road). Go south on FS Rd 556 for 2.5 miles to an unblazed and unsigned short road. Go west on the short road for about 500 feet. The road ends at a large clearing. The trailhead, marked with a travel management poster at the northeast edge of the clearing.

ACCESS #2 - At the signed intersection of State Highway 55 and Warm Lake Road (about one mile north of Cascade), go east for about 20 miles to the North Shore Lodge turnoff, where the Warm Lake Road becomes FS Rd 579. Continue east on FS Rd 579 for about 12 miles to where the paved road changes to gravel. Continue east for about 2 miles to where FS Rd 579 turns south and becomes the Landmark-Stanley Road. Continue south on FS Rd 579 for about 20 miles to the intersection of FS Rd 555. Continue south on FS RD 555 for about 5 miles to the unsigned intersection of FS Rd 556. Go west on FS Rd 556 for 2.5 miles to an unblazed and unsigned short road. Go west on the short road for about 500 feet. The road ends at a large clearing. The trailhead is marked with a “Hiking Trail” sign and is located on the northeast edge of the clearing.


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