Idaho Chapter

Covering the Emigrant Trails of Idaho

Idaho is blessed with numerous trail routes and hundreds of miles of pristine trails. The Idaho Chapter focuses on exploring and preserving the emigrant trails across the state.


The main Oregon Trail traveled across Idaho. From Thomas Fork and Big Hill, through Soda Springs to Fort Hall, past American Falls and across the Snake River at Three Island Crossing, it then followed the Boise River to Fort Boise. The California Trail branched off at Parting of the Ways on Raft River, then traveled through City of Rocks and over Granite Pass. Numerous other routes within Idaho include Hudspeth Cutoff, Lander Road, South Alternate, North Alternate, and Goodale’s Cutoff. Excellent trail remnants remain on all of these routes and are regularly visited by the chapter.

Idaho Chapter Events, 2024

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President: Jerry Eichhorst
Vice President East: Don Wind
Vice President West: Paul Dinwiddie
Secretary:  Dave Price
Treasurer: Dan Dunne