Burns Creek, Hell Hole, and Coalmine Access

Total Miles


1657.61 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail runs up to the cutoff to Coalmine, Hell Hole, and Big and Little Burns trailheads. It rides along Burns creek for a mile and a half anywhere up to 50 feet above the creek. It crosses the creek multiple times and is a fun ride up to one of the funnest trail systems in Southeastern Idaho.


The main reason this trail is difficult is because of the exposure. The trail itself is fairly easy with creek crossings and a high exposure slippery rock on one portion. Waypoints have been provided where obstacles exist with accompanying pictures.

Technical Rating


Access Description

This trail is best accessed when looped in with Old Ranger or from above if you are coming from the other side. There is a parking lot that is accessible from the river road.