Boise National Forest

Gabe's Peak Trail

Gabe's Peak Trail and Gabe's Bathtub are named for Gabriel, one of Andrew Little's Basque sheepherders. The trailhead is located in Rammage Meadows. There is a loading ramp and hitching rails provided for horseback users, as well as a large parking lot and several dispersed capsites with space for tents and travel trailers. The trail is well defined, but is narrow and steep in some places. Volunteers maintain the trail once each year. From Rammage Meadows, the trail follows a logging road for about a mile. The logging road ends in a logging unit. From the logging road, the trail proceeds upslope through supalpine fir, spruce thickets, and open slopes covered with sagebrush and willows. The trail ascends to the top of West Mountain through conifers, meadows and open ridge tops. It provides panoramic views of Squaw Butte and the Squaw Creek drainage. The trail passes around Gabe's Peak and near Gabe's Bathtub, a small pond .25 mile north of the trail. The pool is used by livestock and is unsafe for drinking and swimming. The trail proceeds on around Gabe's Peak and ascends to the West Mountain Trail. The trail ends at Wilson Meadows near an old stockman's cabin.

Mountain Biking
3.3 miles long; The trailhead is located in Rammage Meadows. There is a loading ramp and hitching rails provided for horseback users, as well as a large parking lot and several dispersed campsites with space for tents and travel trailers. The trail is well defined, but is narrow and steep in some places.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult