Beginner Off-Road Trails Near Star, Idaho

Rocky Canyon Road

Pretty simple road during the summer months that cuts over to Robbie Creek. A nice alternate route to Hwy 21, or a good road to access the ridge road. The winter months can vary depending…
Total Miles
8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Murphy, ID to Silver City, ID

An easy dirt road to one of Idaho's largest ghost towns. There are some shallow water crossings, and as you get closer to Silver City, there are some small, smooth boulders, but nothing too difficult.…
Total Miles
34.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Boise Ridge Road

This is an moderate forest service road starting near Bogus Basin continuing to Rocky Canyon overlooking Boise, Idaho. This road becomes impassable due to the amount of snow in the winter. In the spring you…
Total Miles
17.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Prairie Dog Lane

This area of BLM is a spiderweb of trails. This particular one is fairly short but wild and rugged in terrain. The trail is less visible in some places but it is still defined enough…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Along The Edge

Another connecting trail to many of the others in the area, this one leads right along the fence line and, at one point, along the edge of the railroad tracks. At times the trail becomes…
Total Miles
7.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Standifer Road

This wide-open, easy dirt road connects to many of the side trails in the area. The Southern end of the trail brings you near and to the National Guard Training Area. Please respect all posted…
Total Miles
8.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

North Fork River Road

Do you like long drives on a dirt road, river views, and hot springs? This road is for you! Enjoy a dirt road that follows along the Boise River. It is possible to do this…
Total Miles
23.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Rock Valley Lookout Road

Do you like a muddy road with beautiful views? This road is for you! This trail is very easy and also very short but offers a great spot to camp for a few nights. There…
Total Miles
1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Rabbit Creek Road

Enjoy this easy road in the Idaho mountains outside of Boise with good camp spots, views, and beautiful nature around you. This road is possible with any car, even bicycles or motorcycles. Snow or water…
Total Miles
32.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Jordan Valley - Leslie Gulch

The road is sufficient for virtually any vehicle, but the 25 miles of gravel and washboard may leave some wanting to air down to add comfort, and there is a spot to do that at…
Total Miles
23.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su

Owyhee Oxbow Basin

This rugged, rocky, and rutted dirt road climbs up from the Owyhee River into Oxbow Basin. This is part of a long and very remote route that accesses the backcountry and numerous Wilderness Study Areas…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Oxbow Basin Road

This rugged, eight-mile dirt road NW of the Owyhee Reservoir passes through Oxbow Basin. This is part of a long and very remote route that accesses the backcountry and numerous Wilderness Study Areas along the…
Total Miles
7.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Middle Fork Road

Do you like long drives on a dirt road, river views, and hot springs? This road is for you! Enjoy a dirt road that follows along the Boise River. It is possible to do this…
Total Miles
22.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Whoop Um Up Trail

The Whoop Um Up is an out and back trail in Boise National Forest in Idaho. This trail offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains, especially as the elevation climbs. There's many campsites to the…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Dry Creek Road

This occasionally rocky dirt road passes along the West side of the Owyhee Reservoir and accesses the small collection of boat-in homes at the Dry Creek Arm. It terminates at the dirt two tracks that…
Total Miles
22.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Dry Buttes Reservoir

This rugged, rocky, and rutted dirt road spur climbs up into the Dry Buttes WSA and terminates at a seasonal reservoir. This is part of a long and very remote route that accesses the backcountry…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Skyline Trail

The Skyline Trail is an out and back trail in Boise National Forest in Idaho. It could give access to the rest of the Skyline Trail when the gate to the east is unlocked, however…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Skyline Spur

The Skyline Spur is an out-and-back trail in Boise National Forest in Idaho. This trail offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains, especially as the elevation climbs. Campsites could be found with creativity. There are…
Total Miles
2.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Little Beaver to Twister Trail

Little Beaver and Twister Trail are popular snowmobile trails in the Boise National Forest. These scenic trails are easy, and can be completed in a rather large vehicle. They are fairly well maintained, with fallen…
Total Miles
9.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Blowout Reservoir Road

Wide, graded gravel road used by ranchers and explorers alike to access the grazing land and points of interest around the Jordan Craters and the edges of the Owyhee Canyon. There is very little traffic…
Total Miles
14.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Bear Valley to Lowman

Starting at over 7,000' and dropping to an altitude of 3,800', this 23-mile dirt road connects the Bear Valley to Lowman from the north. Overall, this route is easy to travel with washboard roads and…
Total Miles
21.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Barber Flat

Total Miles
4.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Danner Loop to Cow Creek

Completion of The Cow Lake and Danner Loop. The road is a wide, graded, gravel road. Some dispersed camping spots are tucked in along the hillsides on the little off-shoot trails. Along the way, you…
Total Miles
8.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Blue Canyon Trail

This rugged, rocky dirt road climbs two thousand feet up from the Owyhee River onto the rimrock above along the boundary of the Blue Canyon Wilderness. This is a scenic route that has numerous campsites…
Total Miles
9.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Soldier Creek Road

The route South out of Jordan Valley into the mountains jumps back and forth across the Idaho/Oregon state line numerous times. And each time it does, it changes names. From Pleasant Valley to Soldier Creek,…
Total Miles
8.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Birch Creek Road

This rocky, graded gravel road drops two thousand feet off of the rimrock down to the Historic Birch Creek Ranch and BLM campground along the Owyhee River. The Birch Creek Ranch campground is a beautiful…
Total Miles
6.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Swanholm Road

A quick and easy road that leads you to multiple other roads, and there are camp spots all along the road. It is very busy so watch out for other cars, as well as trucks…
Total Miles
7.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Coffeepot Crater Road

This is a short, rocky dirt spur road accessing Coffeepot Crater. Coffeepot Crater is an interesting point of interest along the edge of the Jordan Craters Lava Beds. It is worth a stop to climb…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Danner Road

An easy two-lane dirt road that leads to the Jean Baptiste Charbonneau final resting place memorial. They were the youngest members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and this is memorial is a very nice…
Total Miles
4.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

7 Mile Road

It's not actually 7 miles, but the road winds along the Salmon River. Lots of potholes and no apparent places to camp. There are plenty of pullouts to pass oncoming traffic, and the trail ends…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa