William Pogue

photo: Mountain Home Ranger District of Boise National Forest, Idaho. Photo by USFS.

Length: 18.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Motorized vehicles - Motorcycling
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Boise National Forest
State(s): Idaho
Counties: Elmore
Longitude: -115.65821
Latitude: 43.69671

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NOTE: a significant potion of this trial has been closed due to storm damage. Before hiking, check with the BOISE NATIONAL FOREST for updated information.

The trail crosses through Sheep Creek Roadless Area, about 60,000 acres of land which lies in the Sheep Creek and Roaring River drainages). The lower elevations consist of grasses and scattered stands of ponderosa pine and cottonwood. As the trail winds higher, Douglas fir and sub-alpine fir species become dominant. The trail passes through areas rich in wildlife. The visitor might see mule deer, black bear, elk, mountain lions and several species of game birds. The trail follows Sheep Creek for a number of miles and along the way there are scenic vistas and dramatic rock formations. The lower end of this trail opens in April and is a popular spring outing. Portions of the trail were burned during the 1992 Foothills fire. The William Pogue Trail was severely damaged due to this fire and repair work to the trail is still ongoing.

Additional Details

Width: 20 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 15%
Maximum Grade: 30%
Elevation Low Point: 3,400
Elevation High Point: 6,700
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Mountain Home Ranger District
3080 Industrial Way
Mountain Home , ID 83647
(208) 587-7961



Mountain Home Ranger District of Boise National Forest, Idaho. Photo by USFS.

Mountain Home Ranger District of Boise National Forest, Idaho. Photo by USFS.


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