Discovery Hill

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho.

Discovery Hill has become one of Salmon’s destinations for getting outdoors to hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, dirt bike, play disc golf and even explore a 1.6-mile Podcast Trail. The Discovery Hill non-motorized trail system, located just one mile from downtown Salmon, offers a conveniently located network for visitors. This area’s exceptional riding opportunities provide riders with smooth riding opportunities through rolling sage hills set against the equally stunning backdrops of the Continental Divide and Salmon River valley. The trails are generally smooth and fast and not too technically challenging, which results in great opportunities for riders of all skill and ability levels. The nearby Sacajawea Motorsports Park operated by Lemhi County offers excellent opportunities for motorized recreation. Visitors to the area can also walk portions of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and experience a landscape largely unchanged since the Corps of Discovery passed through the area in 1805. Although this trail system is a popular destination for year-round riding, it is often snow-covered in the winter, and users are asked not to ride during the wet and muddy conditions of spring thaw to protect the trails.

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To get to the great trails in the Discovery Hill area, take N. St. Charles street north from Salmon. Continue two miles. The road will turn to gravel and you will cross a cattle guard. The trailhead will be just ahead. Look for the big BLM sign and the information kiosk.

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