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Anderson Butte Trail

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Length: 14.80 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 - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Motorized vehicles - ATV riding

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Location: Nez Perce Forest, Joins Buck Meadows to Flatiron Ridge 4 mi. E of Elk City.
State(s): Idaho
Counties: Idaho
Longitude: -115.3525
Latitude: 45.85194

Driving Directions

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The combined routes of Kirk's Fork #830 and Boundary Trail #835 are designated as the Anderson Butte National recreation Trail. The trail follows Box Sing Creek and Kirk's Fork Creek to Anderson Butte, then follows the Meadow Creek divide to American River-Selway Fall's Rd. The highest point along the trail is Anderson Butte as 6847' elevation. The trail traverses stands of timber over much of its length with some meadows along the way northwest of Martin Meadows on the Divide Ridge.

From Anderson Butte northwest along the Divide Ridge, the route follows an old jeep trail with wide clearance. This route has not been used as a road for many years and the tread is reduced to trail width in many places. Water is available at several places along the Kirk's Fork Section of the route and at Anderson Butte Spring about .2 miles south of the Lookout.

Additional Details

Width: 50 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation

Average Grade: 15%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 4,170
Elevation High Point: 6,847
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

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:
Gary Loomis
Zone Coordinator
Nez Perce National Forest
Route 2, Box 457
Grangeville, ID 83530
(208) 983-1950
[email protected]



 Photo by USFS.

Photo by USFS.


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