The Brownlee area is accessed from Highway 71 out of Cambridge, Idaho. The Brownlee drainage ranges from dry lower elevation canyons to the high mountain peaks.
On the West side of Highway 71 is the Hitt Mountain Area that can be accessed from the Mill Creek Road, Forest Service Road #008. A little further west, and before you reach the summit is the Middle Fork Brownlee Creek Road that leads to the Benton Saddle Trail Head and Pine Grass Trail Head.
To the east is Cuddy Mountain. To access the Cuddy Mountain area, travel Forest Road #044 to the East Brownlee Trail Head. Along the way you will pass the Brownlee Historical Pioneer Burial Site & Cambium Peeled Tree, and Brownlee Campground.
The trailhead provides for numerous options for hiking in the Cuddy Mountain area (36 miles round-trip, 1-2 hours). Vehicle access to Cuddy Mountain is from Council, Idaho on a 15 mile dirt 4x4 path. This route brings you to Buck Park Rental Cabin and to the Cuddy Point Overlook.