Upper Dry Creek

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Habitat and trail agreements now protecting Upper Dry Creek for recreation and wildlife are a result of a unique partnership between the Grossman Family, Ridge to Rivers and the Land Trust.  This 6,000 acres above Bogus Basin Road contains nearly 3,400 acres of private land that is home to native red band trout among the usual species of mammals and birds. 

The Dry Creek and Shingle Creek trails are the back bone while the Upper Watershed trails are former logging roads that have since been closed to motor vehicles.  The Land Trust is working with the private landowner to make the trails more easily enjoyed by families and is a great place to head when the weather is hot in Boise.

Special thanks to Wells Fargo and the Little Black Dress Club for generously funding efforts to maintain and enhance the Upper Dry Creek trails.



The lower access to Dry Creek and Shingle Creek is roughly 12 miles up Bogus Basin Road.  It is a dirt pullout.  The upper access is off Rt 297 Shafer Butte Road. Parking is limited at both access points.


Dry Creek is a popular area for hiking, biking and dog walking.


Dry Creek is a challenging bike ride with loose rock, multiple creek crossings and areas where the trail is exposed to a steep drop into the gulch.

Shingle Creek is even more adventurous.  An excellent long loop can be done using both Dry Creek and Shingle Creek trails.

The Headwaters trails have two access points. One is near mile marker 12 on Bogus Basin Road. The other is just off the Ridge Road 1/3 mile from Bogus Basin Road. 


The Dry Creek and Shingle Creek trails are off-leash areas for dogs, but have control over your pet.  Please be prepared to clean up after your pet.  Sometimes livestock wander around in the area.  Be prepared to leash your pet in case you encounter livestock.