North Fork Rye

Total Miles


1,972.29 ft


1.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

North Fork Rye trail starts about 5 miles up the Rye Creek Road from Highway 93, south of Darby. This trail is a very easy drive/ride as the entire trail is mostly packed dirt and gravel. The trail is wide enough for two full-size vehicles to pass each other in most places. This trail does pass through small parts of the CB ranch as well as some private property toward the beginning, so please stay on the trail. There are great views of the southern Bitterroot Valley towards the end of this trail. On the map, it looks like this trail could connect with Sleeping Child Road, but this is not the case. The trail ends at a gate where it looks like there is an active logging operation as of 2022. This is a trail that you will have to come out the way you went in.

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North Fork Rye
North Fork Rye
North Fork Rye


This is a mostly dirt road with a few rocky sections and gentle grades. It can be driven with most vehicles.

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Access Description

Go approximately 5 miles up Rye Creek Road from Highway 93 and the trail will be on the left side of the road. There is a decent amount of parking area right off of the Highway 93 and Rye Creek Road intersection.

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