Hemingway Butte, Rabbit Creek & Fossil Creek OHV Trails
The Owyhee Field Office offers a wide range of OHV recreation, including single track for OHV motorcycles and wider trails and two-tracks for ATVs and other motorized vehicles. The most popular area for single track is along the Owyhee Front.
The BLM has established three OHV trailheads along the Owyhee Front that provide loading ramps, staging areas and restrooms. An extensive trail network radiates from each trailhead. Because the vast number of routes in this area can be confusing to a visitor, the BLM has prepared a map of the major routes to aid riders. The BLM is in the process of establishing a comprehensive designated trail system in this area, so use existing routes until the trail system is finalized. Do not travel cross-country. Cross-country travel is only allowed in the small immediate vicinity of the Hemingway Butte OHV Trailhead.
These trails are used primarily by OHV recreationists. Other recreational users are welcome, but be aware that the emphasis of these sites is motorized recreation. The trailheads offer restrooms and loading ramps, and they provide access to hundreds of miles of roads, moderate to difficult trails and sand washes on steep, rocky terrain.
The Murphy Travel Management Plan has established areas where OHV is limited to designated routes.
Take I-84 to Nampa and exit to Highway 55. Turn onto Highway 78 in Marsing and watch for signs that will direct you to specific trailheads.
Between the Melba Junction and Oreana on Highway 78, about 45 miles southwest of Boise
Use season: spring–fall