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Pocatello Pedalfest Beginner Route

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12.3 Miles 19.9 Kilometers



1,875' 571 m


-1,872' -571 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (10°)

5,700' 1,737 m


4,516' 1,376 m


Shared By Gregory Thompson



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This is the 2014 Pocatello Pedal Fest beginner route offering a little of everything for beginners.

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This is a course that will give you a little bit of everything for a beginner in the City Creek area. Traffic is lower on this route also. You can check the Pocatello Pedal Fest site for times by age groups to get an idea how you compare or even plan for the next race.

Need to Know

Three things:
1. Mushroom has a steep >20% grade hill on its downhill.
2. There is one creek crossing about 5 miles in but it is really shallow.
3. Black Carin is a fast trail.


The route starts from the City Creek Parking lot and you head left up the Bench Trail. When you get to the top of the Bench Trail you stay left and follow the Rim Trail east then south around the bench. The trail will connect to the Death Valley trail which offers most the technical challenge on this ride up a small ravine.

There will be a 4-way intersection at about 1.5 miles where you'll take a hard right and ride back up the bench and once on top you'll take a hard left onto Burrito. You'll follow Burrito until it crosses Bump Trail at which point you'll take a right and follow that trail until you almost reach the Cusik Creek 2 track. From there you'll head right onto the south end of Serengeti and follow it until Sulivan's crosses and you'll take a left.

You'll stay on Sulivan's trail for a while until the total distance is about 4.75 miles and you'll see a hard switchback drop down into the Mushroom. Beware, this part has one steep hill you'll have to go down. Stay on Mushroom until you come to the Upper City Creek Trail and continue down where you'll see a creek crossing on the left shortly after hooking onto the City Creek Trail. Cross the creek and City Creek Road onto the unlabeled singletrack Cone Trail.

This will take you to the North Fork Road which you'll have to travel up until you see a singletrack on your left. The Grove follows the road and will reconnect. Once it hooks to the road again follow the two track road until you come to the saddle. You'll see a singletrack straight across the road labeled Outlaw. Follow it until it takes you to a turn off labeled Black Carin. You'll be about 7.5 miles into your ride at this point.

Beware, Black Carin is a fast singletrack, check your brakes! Follow it down until it forks and stay to the right. This trail is called switchback and ride along the side of the hill until it hooks up to White Carin. Once you are on White Carin the rest is a breezy ride back. Follow White Carin down to the City Creek road, cross it and hook onto the Upper City Creek Trail. Follow that down until you see a cast iron label saying 1 way uphill at this point and stay to the right on bench trail. Follow it down until you get back to the parking lot.

History & Background

This was the 2014 Pocatello Peal Fest beginner riding course.

More information can be found here,


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Apr 21, 2018
Christopher Rix
The trail is in great condition right now, no problems with mud/water or overgrowth. I really enjoy this trail, it’s all flowy fun singletrack!! 13.3mi
Oct 30, 2016
Henrik Hellbernd
Oct 29, 2016
Henrik Hellbernd
Sep 19, 2016
Craig McNeill
Firm trail. Grove trees at peak fall color 14mi — 3h 00m
Jun 13, 2015
Gregory Thompson
2015 Pedalfest Race 12.3mi — 1h 14m
Sep 12, 2014
Gregory Thompson
12.6mi — 1h 39m
Jun 29, 2014
Gregory Thompson
12.5mi — 2h 10m
Jun 15, 2014
Gregory Thompson
missed a section of the route. 10.8mi — 2h 00m

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