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West Fork

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (7)

A gentle, shaded climb to Elk Meadows.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Singletrack

6,276' 1,913 m

High

5,211' 1,588 m

Low

1,091' 333 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

This trail is popular among bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. The trail follows the West Fork of Mink Creek, beginning at the West Fork trailhead and topping out at the Elk Meadows jeep road. It's a gentle but consistent climb to the top on a well-used dirt trail with a handful of water bars and a few rocks. Most of the trail is shaded, so it's a nice ride on a hot afternoon. At the top you'll cross a cattle guard at the intersection of Elk Meadows road. From there you can head to Gibson Jack, Crystal Springs, Chimney Creek (Birthday Trail), and other trails in the area.

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TJ Budge

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 7 votes

#12

in Pocatello

#16901

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  3.6 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#12

in Pocatello

#759

in Idaho

#16,901

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Cruising up West Fork
Sep 18, 2014 near Pocatello, ID
One of the meadows
Jul 12, 2017 near Pocatello, ID
Colors are changing
Sep 18, 2014 near Pocatello, ID
Meadows near the top of West Fork.
Jul 10, 2014 near Pocatello, ID
2nd Moose within 3 miles.
Jul 10, 2014 near Pocatello, ID

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Jun 30, 2018
Curtis Evans
Beautiful shaded trail amongst pines and quakies. 3.7mi
Aug 6, 2017
Colin hillburn
Jun 16, 2017
Christopher Rix
We rode up this way to get to Gibson Jack Trail. I was a steady climb but pretty trail. 3.7mi
Jun 7, 2017
Holden Young
Sep 30, 2016
Nate Houle
Sep 19, 2016
Christopher Williams
Sep 17, 2014
Gregory Thompson