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Eagle's Nest Trail 111

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 4.3 (9)

Fast, fun, and technical singletrack


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14.1

Miles

22.7

KM

Singletrack

7,277' 2,218 m

High

4,856' 1,480 m

Low

1,506' 459 m

Up

3,692' 1,125 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

The Eagles Nest Trail is divided into three parts. The lower section is the most popular and is usually ridden in combination with the forest service road. The middle section is more technical than the lower section and also requires some steeper climbs. The upper section is remote and very technical.

Upper Section: Mile 0 to 5
The upper section is best accessed from FS497 or a combination of other trails near Warm Lake. This section is the most technical, challenging, and remote of all the sections and does not see a lot of usage.

Middle Section: Mile 5 to 8.5
The Middle Section of the trail goes from the first road junction on FS400 to the second road junction with FS400. The middle section can be ridden as an out and back or the trail can be accessed by using the FS400 road. As an out and back you'll have a steep and slighly loose climb to a summit followed by a descent down the backside to FS400.

Starting from the top of the middle section using FS400 will result in climbing a moderate grade to the summit in thick tree cover. The climb from the road is rooty and rocky and can be wet as you climb up towards the summit. Once at the summit the trail leaves the thicker tree cover and will become sandier and looser and then will be steep and loose as you descend back to FS400.

Lower Section: Mile 8.5 to 14
The lower section begins with the junction of FS400 and takes you down to the parking lot. This is the most popular section and will have the most riders. From FS400 there is a short climb and then you'll launch into a moderate decent flowing across the ridge with a quick burst up another hill you begin to launch into flowing downhill quite fast. You'll come up on a quick technical drop, and burst up to switch the side of the ridge. This leads to a fun blast downhill with quick decent. Watch for a few soft turns. As you come upon the sight of a dirt road you'll hit a short moderately difficult technical section and a steep accent, get in the right gear.

This was your final burst uphill. Now you'll flow downhill through lots of overgrowth and fun turns with a couple of exciting drops. You'll drop into a short 0.1 mile section of road, don't miss the trail sign back to the right and flow into the valley and do a short flat section back to the car.

Note: Many people make a loop climbing up 2.5 miles of highway 55 and turning left at rd. #400. See the Eagle's Nest Loop - Short Version Featured Ride for more details.

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Chris Wandervans

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  4.3 from 9 votes

#4982

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Photos

A fun rock section of the trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Cascade, ID
Eagle's Nest can be pretty lush in the spring; it gets drier and looser late in the summer.
Sep 9, 2016 near Cascade, ID
Cruising the buffed trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Cascade, ID
A flowing section of the trail, well worn by motorcycles.
Aug 30, 2016 near Cascade, ID
Still a bit loose and dry riding in early September but overall the trail is still in great shape.
Sep 26, 2018 near Cascade, ID
A nice view at the saddle.
Sep 26, 2018 near Cascade, ID

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Oct 5, 2017
Matt Pasley
Wet spots down low.
Aug 1, 2017
Matt Pasley
Out and back from the lower parking lot. The climb kind of sucks but the downhill reward is worth the effort. 9.3mi — 1h 30m
Sep 5, 2016
Garrett Hudson
Some eagles nest action
Oct 11, 2015
Brett Magnuson
Out & back from Warm Lake Road to top and back down. 28.6mi — 5h 13m
Oct 4, 2015
Brett Magnuson
Out & back the lower section. Nice climb with a fantastic descent. 11.1mi — 1h 36m
May 24, 2015
jay delga
3h 11m
Jul 5, 2014
Duane Zworld
Took the Loop up Highway 55 to Rd #400 to descend trail 111, the lower section. 13.2mi — 2h 15m