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Anderson Butte

Location Nez Perce Forest, Joins Buck Meadows to Flatiron Ridge 4 mi. E of Elk City.
State(s) Idaho
Counties Idaho
Type Backcountry
Length 14.80 Miles / 23.82 Km Loop Trail? 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
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




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.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 50 inches.

Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation

Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation

Average Grade: 15%

Elevation Low Point: 4170

Elevation High Point: 6847

Year Designated: 1979

Date Last Updated: 06/21/2011


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Gary Loomis
Zone Coordinator
Nez Perce National Forest
Route 2, Box 457
Grangeville , ID 83530
(208) 983-1950


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