Rock Climbing

While still a relatively yet-to-be-discovered pastime in Valley County, the area boasts some spectacular rock climbing areas thatnotonlychallenge your skill, but also offer big rewards in the form of amazing views when you make it to the top. The most popular climbs focus on the Gold Fork Pins and the Needles areas.

Payette National Forest Trail Status Map

This map displays the Maintenance Status of Trails on the Payette National Forest for the current calendar year. This map is updated on a regular basis, but users should note that trail conditions can and do change rapidly. Know Before You Go, and check in with a local Ranger District Office before finalizing your plans.

Payette National Forest Backpacking Areas

Payette National Forest Day Hiking Areas

General Information
Valley County Recreation Director
Larry Laxson
Recreation Planner
Dave Bingaman
Recreation Coordinator
Danny Amen