Bear Valley to Lowman

Total Miles
22.9

Elevation

2152.39 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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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.

Difficulty

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.

Technical Rating

2