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Dry Creek

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 4.9 (29)

Simply the best descent in the Boise area.


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Map Key

7.2

Miles

11.7

KM

Singletrack

5,590' 1,704 m

High

3,470' 1,058 m

Low

90' 27 m

Up

2,210' 674 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This action packed trail drops from the Boise Ridge Road to Bogus Basin Road. It contains an excellent drop down the Dry Creek Canyon, with numerous creek crossings that you can do the wet way (dry creek is typically not dry), or ride the log bridges across. It's pretty technical, and very fun. The other great thing is that for some reason the trees extend about 2000 feet lower than on most other local trails, providing shade and making this an excellent choice on a hotter day.

It's also possible to ride up this, but you better be strong both technically and in the quads!

A good way to access this is by riding up Hard Guy and then riding a couple miles west on Boise Ridge Road to the start. From the bottom, you can ride a little way down Bogus Basin Road to the start of Corrals Trail and take that if you want to link this with other trails such as Bob's Trail or Lower Hulls Gulch Trail.

Up or down, it's a classic, go ride it!

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Cory Harelson

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  4.9 from 29 votes

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Photos

Shingle Creek climb
Apr 4, 2015 near Boise, ID
The final clearing on Shingle Creek Trail before you reach the ridge road.  Beautiful scenery!
Mar 28, 2015 near Boise, ID
The narrow singletrack on the Dry Creek descent.
May 26, 2017 near Boise, ID
Dry Creek and my Santa Cruz. The Dry Creek descent is amazing.
May 26, 2017 near Boise, ID
Lots of creek crossings on the anything-but Dry Creek Trail
May 11, 2013 near Boise, ID
This is the turn for Shingle Creek Trail.  Stay right if you want to ride Dry Creek.
May 11, 2013 near Boise, ID

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Jul 9, 2021
Leigh Gallagher
Started at the top of Bogus Basin. Brewers Byway, Deer Point, ATM, to the Ridge road to trailhead. A good amount of water in Dry Creek still. 14.4mi — 1h 57m
Jul 20, 2019
Charlie Woodruff
Jun 22, 2019
John Waven
Sep 18, 2018
The Tarnelope
May 18, 2018
Ridge Hainsworth
Oct 11, 2017
Ryan ONeil
Jul 4, 2017
Jacob Van Vliet
Nov 8, 2014
Matt Abrew
First ride on this amazing trail.