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Dry Creek

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Length
7.8 mimiles
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3149'
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AKA Hero Dirt. Yes, your ideal conditions that you want to hit up first before any of your friends find out. Sure you want to keep it low key, but be a good trail steward and let your buddies know its time to shred.

One of the best. Formerly an “off the map” trail that Ridge to Rivers adopted in 2016, Dry Creek trail has seen a regrettable uptick in traffic, but an offsetting uptick in trail maintenance. Dry Creek is special because of its variety–it begins on dry, sketchy sandstone cliffs, and ascends to wet, green forest. Don’t let the name fool you: this trail is the least dry trail in Boise. There are tons of water crossings, some spanned by newly added bridges, others by skinny logs that hikers, jogger and advanced bikers can use to stay dry. Because the top (easternmost) section of the trail is steep and loose, most people use Dry Creek as a downhill, looped with Hard Guy or Shingle Creek as the uphill.

Recent Trail Reports

  • Husker June 12, 2020 at 8:49 amTrail's in great shape and riding well except many branches intruding into the trail space, including some spots forcing a dismount. Creek's running full as the last of the late snow flows through.
  • Ben B May 31, 2020 at 5:06 pmNew tree down about a third of the way down.
  • bewsurf22 March 10, 2020 at 5:20 pmThe first five miles of Dry Creek are clear and free of mud and snow. After that you're gonna run into quite a bit of intermittent snow.
  • Kwader June 20, 2019 at 7:09 pmHiked down Dry Creek with the fam yesterday and encountered forest service folks checking out the trails. Dry Creek is lush and fun to hike down. Hiking up would be a challenge especially the last couple miles uphill.
  • kimlyons April 23, 2019 at 10:51 amDropped in from Party Point on 4/21 and the creek is a raging river currently. Several of the log crossings are underwater and the creek is deep (above the knees) and moving really fast so only attempt if you don't mind wading in those conditions. The creek is running in the trail in numerous spots. We only encountered 1 down tree and we were able to move it off the trail.
  • ramihz December 3, 2018 at 5:27 pmLovely, deep snow Sunday. Broke trail on Snowshoes to the first bridge Creek crossing. With temps this week hopefully we will have snow for awhile.
  • bewsurf22 May 23, 2018 at 1:54 pmRiding GREAT. Creek is a bit high still, but that is to be expected right now. Plan on getting wet feet. But that's what makes Dry Creek so AWESOME right?
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  1. Husker says:

    Trail’s in great shape and riding well except many branches intruding into the trail space, including some spots forcing a dismount. Creek’s running full as the last of the late snow flows through.

  2. Ben B says:

    New tree down about a third of the way down.

  3. bewsurf22 says:

    The first five miles of Dry Creek are clear and free of mud and snow. After that you’re gonna run into quite a bit of intermittent snow.

  4. Kwader says:

    Hiked down Dry Creek with the fam yesterday and encountered forest service folks checking out the trails. Dry Creek is lush and fun to hike down. Hiking up would be a challenge especially the last couple miles uphill.

  5. kimlyons says:

    Dropped in from Party Point on 4/21 and the creek is a raging river currently. Several of the log crossings are underwater and the creek is deep (above the knees) and moving really fast so only attempt if you don’t mind wading in those conditions. The creek is running in the trail in numerous spots. We only encountered 1 down tree and we were able to move it off the trail.

  6. ramihz says:

    Lovely, deep snow Sunday. Broke trail on Snowshoes to the first bridge Creek crossing. With temps this week hopefully we will have snow for awhile.

  7. bewsurf22 says:

    Riding GREAT. Creek is a bit high still, but that is to be expected right now. Plan on getting wet feet. But that’s what makes Dry Creek so AWESOME right?

  8. kimlyons says:

    All clear on 5/1 and riding great – get some!

  9. Kirk Cheney says:

    I rode lower Dry Creek today to the Shigle Creek cutoff and it was just dandy.

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