Hardtrigger Trail

Total Miles
9.2

Elevation

1,446.34 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This 18.2-mile out-and-back trail takes you to a scenic overlook of Hardtrigger Creek in the Owyhee Mountain Range. The trail starts at the Wilson Creek Trailhead and parallels the Northwest Passage Hiking Trail. At approx. 4 miles you enter Stewarts Gulch and begin the climb up a canyon paralleling Hardtrigger Creek. You will take the trail to the left at 6.4 miles and follow up the canyon along Little Hardtrigger Creek. The final steep climb is at 8.2 miles up a ridge line to the turnaround point. This is an excellent place to stop for a snack before continuing your trip back to Wilson Creek Trailhead.

Photos of Hardtrigger Trail

Hardtrigger Trail
Hardtrigger Trail
Hardtrigger Trail

Difficulty

This is a single vehicle trail with turnouts. All obstacles are less than 12" in height. Passable by most stock 4WD vehicles.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Steffen Weiss
Mar 31, 2024
4x4
Open
Would definitely recommend high clearance and lockers. some muddy sections, some steep climbs, loose rocks and a creek crossing within the first 3-4 miles.
Bridger Everett
May 28, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

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