Outdoors

Danskin OHV trails are open and ready for riders

MOUNTAIN HOME – The Forest Service reopened all trails for motorized use in the Danskin Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area about 29 miles east of Boise off Blacks Creek Road.

The area has about 160 miles of trails for motorcycles and ATVs. It had been closed since the Pony Complex fires in 2013 burned bridges, culverts and signs. Due to the burn and loss of vegetation, erosion also increased, which damaged trails.

“I am very pleased to finally get to the point where we can safely open the area knowing how popular the site is for recreation use,” said Stephaney Church, Mountain Home District Ranger.

She added the importance of all riders to be alert for all trail changes, as some have more vegetation than before and not all signs have been replaced. Users should also exercise responsibility and care when riding through the area and stay on the designated trails.

Maps for the OHV Area identifying all trails designated for motorcycle and ATV use are available at Forest Service offices and from several OHV dealers in Boise and Mountain Home.

Church reminded citizens that the other popular Trinity Lakes Recreation Area remains closed until its usual opening time of July 15.

For more information call the Mountain Home Ranger District office at 587-7961.

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