This is a great way to experience the terrain in the Owyhees. The route has a lot of singletrack and great views. There is a kiosk at the trailhead with a map and sometimes brochures.
Can be muddy during the winter months.
Need to Know
The trails will get sandy in the middle of the summer, so it's best to ride the rest of the year. Also, there is basically no shade out on the ride.
Park at the main Wilson Creek
trailhead and head out of the trailhead and over the first hill into the Wilson drainage. Once in the drainage you'll turn right onto the Northwest Passage
trail and follow it for a long ways until you come to a right that takes you away from the main trail. This is a side loop that drops you into the Hardtrigger drainage. This side loop can be eliminated if you wanted to save some miles. Once you dip into and out of the Hardtrigger drainage you'll come back out onto Northwest Passage
. You'll follow this trail all the way to the road. Once on the road, proceed east towards Bingo.
Fly down Bingo and bear right to head towards Reynolds Canyon. Then drop into and ride along Reynolds Canyon is very technical and can result in serious injury if you make a mistake. Please walk the sections you are unsure about.
Eventually you'll pop out of Reynolds Canyon and now move across the flat bottoms. The trail goes up and down a couple small hills, but overall remains fairly flat.
This is a great loop and is best done in the fall and early spring!