Bear Valley to Lowman

Total Miles


2,152.39 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

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 many twists and turns. It passes through a phenomenally beautiful country where you are likely to see a number of deer, elk, moose, and many smaller critters. There is also a number of excellent fishing opportunities along the way. This trail is easily passable with any stock SUV as long as it's not snow-covered. Additionally, there are numerous side routes to explore the Boise National Forest, and camping options are plentiful.

Photos of Bear Valley to Lowman

Bear Valley to Lowman
Bear Valley to Lowman
Bear Valley to Lowman


A few areas are very steep and narrow. There are sections that are only one vehicle (full-size) wide so in the event of an oncoming vehicle, be prepared to either back up to the nearest available pull-off or wait for them to do so. Traveling the northern sections of this route on snow days would not be recommended.

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Status Reports

Aaron Catt
Oct 08, 2023

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