Oregon National Historic Trail

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Oregon National Historic Trail

Idaho

(208) 384-3300

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Overview

This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Jump in your car to experience this area's beautiful scenery or explore on foot to discover ample opportunities for camping, hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding and scenic/wildlife viewing.

In the mid-1800s, thousands of pioneers followed the Oregon Trail 2,000 miles from Missouri to Oregon in search of a better life. But the Oregon Trail was never just a one-lane route. Some emigrants deviated from the main trail in search of water and livestock forage, while others found shortcuts and better routes to avoid difficult terrain. Two segments of the primary route, North Trail and Sinker Creek, are located in southwestern Idaho. Visitors today can still see original wagon ruts. Bonneville Point, 16 miles southeast of Boise, explains the challenges faced by intrepid pioneers. The Milner Historic and Recreation Site, west of Burley, also offers views of wagon ruts. In southeastern Idaho, the Trail traverses the BLM Pocatello Field Office. In the Shoshone Field Office, find the ruts of Goodale's Cutoff, near Craters of the Moon National Monument.

North Idaho is laced with lapis-blue swift-flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls and the greatest concentration of lakes in the Northwest. Southwest Idaho is a dramatic montage of desert, rivers and mountains that has lured visitors for centuries. Serene mountain lakes brim with trout, world-class whitewater waits to be kayaked and awe-inspiring canyons are home to birds of prey. And last, but certainly not least, Eastern Idaho is where the snow-capped peaks of the Tetons feed thundering waterfalls and free-flowing rivers, where wildflowers, pine and aspen create a kaleidoscope of autumn color and light.

Map of Oregon Nat'l Trail

Latitude, Longitude: 42.548528, -114.431534

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Activities

  • Boating

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. There is great boating on area waters.

  • Bicycling

    Jump in your car to experience this area's beautiful scenery or explore on foot to discover ample opportunities for camping, biking, hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding and scenic/wildlife viewing.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Jump in your car to experience this area's beautiful scenery or explore on foot to discover ample opportunities for camping, hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding and scenic/wildlife viewing.

  • Camping

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Jump in your car to experience this area's beautiful scenery or explore on foot to discover ample opportunities for camping.

  • Climbing

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. There are various opportunities for climbing in the area.

  • Fishing

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Jump in your car to experience this area's beautiful scenery or explore on foot to discover ample opportunities for camping, hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding and scenic/wildlife viewing.

  • Hiking

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Jump in your car to experience this area's beautiful scenery or explore on foot to discover ample opportunities for camping, hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding and scenic/wildlife viewing.

  • Horseback Riding

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Explore the area on horseback.

  • Hunting

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Enjoy great big game hunting.

  • Picnicking

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. There are marvelous picnicking spots along the trail.

  • Water Sports

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. The area has great fishing, swimming, and boating.

  • Winter Sports

    This 135-mile section of the Oregon National Historic Trail presents wonderful recreational opportunities. Jump in your car to experience this area's beautiful scenery or explore on foot to discover ample opportunities for OHV riding and cross country skiing.

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(208) 384-3300

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