Red Ives Creek

Total Miles


1,847.76 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a Forest Service Road that runs all the way from Red Ives Ranger Station to Heller Creek Campground. This road connects to others that can take you all the way to Superior, Montana, if you so choose! You will follow right alongside Red Ives creek before climbing up into almost subalpine territory, where after the rough rocky road, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Bitterroot mountains and St Joe's wild and scenic river below. If you time it right, there are even large huckleberry patches to be found! You will see beautiful mountains like Needle Peak, Red Ives Peak, Cascade Point, Neversweat Peak, and more! This is a narrow dirt forest service road that is extremely rough and rocky in portions that can be uncomfortable for some riders - however, the views are worth it!

Photos of Red Ives Creek

Red Ives Creek
Red Ives Creek
Red Ives Creek


This is an easy road, but is very rough in sections and can be uncomfortable for some riders.

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Access Description

This trail begins at the Red Ives historic ranger station.

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