FS 538 Secret Mountain Road

Total Miles


2,216.51 ft


2.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

FS 538 Secret Mountain Rd is a lane-and-a-half gravel road. The trail begins as a well-groomed road that is a welcome change to FS 231's washboards! As you travel deeper into the forest, near Turkey Butte, the road begins to deteriorate due to erosion in the burn scar area. After you pass FS 538B Casner Mountain Rd, the road makes a steep descent with loose rocks for a few hundred feet. After that descent, you'll continue along a repaired road that eventually ends at the Red Rock - Secret Mountain Wilderness Trailhead (no motorized travel). After Turkey Butte, this road travels through a significant burn scar with the potential for snags and unstable trees. Use caution and prepare to do some tree removal after significant wind storms. Along the route, there are several spur trails that lead to interesting places (trailheads, camping, abandoned cabins, game tanks, overlooks, etc).

Photos of FS 538 Secret Mountain Road

FS 538 Secret Mountain Road
FS 538 Secret Mountain Road
FS 538 Secret Mountain Road


This road is a 1/10 until the Turkey Butte spur trail. Beyond that, the burn area is eroded with loose rocks and one descent. The trail was mapped in 2WD with full tire pressures.

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Access Description

Access FS 538 from FS 231 (Woody Mountain Road).

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