Buckhorn Bar (Teapot Mountain Loop)_Payette NF
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The 10-mile Buckhorn Bar Loop Trail circumnavigates Teapot Mountain near the South Fork of the Salmon River in the Payette National Forest. The trail follows a gentle grade for its entire length and follows trails #098, #383 and #096. The paved road along the South Fork Salmon connects the loop between Buckhorn Bar Campground and Camp Creek Campground. The trail is more than 20 miles east of McCall, so it’s best to camp along the South Fork before or after your ride. There are some great fishing spots and natural hot springs pools on the South Fork. Take your time and enjoy the ride.
June 2010 flooding along the South Fork Salmon River flooded out the OHV bridge leading to the Buckhorn Bar (Teapot Mountain Loop) trail. And north of the Buckhorn Bar crossing several hundred feet of the South Fork Salmon River road was lost and this section of road is closed to all vehicles. Because the bridge across the South Fork Salmon River is gone, the loop between Buckhorn Bar Campground and Camp Creek Campground is no longer a loop. The only alternative access is at Jakie Creek near the Reed Ranch landing strip, a few miles south of Buckhorn Bar. A trail user can go out and back the same way. Please note that along the trail there are areas where the sections of trail were nearly washed out by the flood. Use caution along this route.