ElevationAscent: 510' 155 m
Descent: -717' -219 m
High: 6,688' 2,038 m
Low: 6,004' 1,830 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
Popular rides nearby
Slate Mountain/Gibson Jack Loop
14.0 mi 22.6 km • Loop • 2,235 ft Ascent 681.28 m Ascent
East Fork Crestline Classic
12.2 mi 19.6 km • Loop • 2,671 ft Ascent 814.11 m Ascent
Over The Top Loop
9.8 mi 15.8 km • Point to Point • 1,613 ft Ascent 491.72 m Ascent
Lower and Upper City Creek
5.8 mi 9.3 km • Loop • 846 ft Ascent 257.71 m Ascent
“A great way to connect Elk Meadows to Chimney Creek (Birthday Trail).”— TJ Budge
There is a cow pond in the meadow next to Crystal Summit road. Take the singletrack (often looks like a cow trail) through the meadow, passing a cow pond on your right. Ride up the meadow, through a small thicket of trees, and across a smaller meadow, where the trail enters the woods. After a short and easy climb through the woods the trail breaks open into a large meadow where it starts angling down. Stick to this trail, heading south, down the Crystal Springs drainage. About halfway down the creek will be crystal clear from springs bubbling up. Eventually the trail forks where a tributary drainage comes in from the west. Bear left up a short steep climb. From here the trail turns west up the tributary drainage, eventually topping out on Crystal Summit road.
If you started at the West Fork trailhead, take Chimney Creek (Birthday Trail) back.
Biked this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: USFS - Caribou & Targhee National Forests Office