Eagle's Nest Loop - Short Version

 7 votes

12.9 Miles 20.8 Kilometers


45%

Singletrack

2,028' 618 m

Ascent

-2,016' -615 m

Descent

6,754' 2,059 m

High

4,849' 1,478 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

All Clear

42 days agoUpdate

A steep climb leading to a flowing singletrack descent.

Duane Zworld

Overview

As Cascade, Idaho's only nearby singletrack ride, Eagle's nest is a fun flowing singletrack session. The climb up the road gives a nice lengthy loop, although 2.5 miles on paved road is a bummer. Rd #400 provides an incredible view of meadow valley, and the downhill is fast and flowing!

Description

Park at the old weigh station on Warm Lake Rd. off Highway 55 in Cascade. From there, bike along the road for 2.5 miles until you come to a spring water spigot which is a great place to fill your water if you forgot. From there, turn left and head up Rd #400 which has a sign for Eagle's nest.

Take the long steep climb up the dirt road and enjoy the view of the valley below. Make sure you stay right at both forks that you come to. You have arrived when you see trail #111 crossing the road. You'll notice the crossing on the right first but the downhill for the short loop is to the left. You can double your miles by staying on the road and climbing to the top of Eagle's nest trail for the upper section for a longer loop.

As you head off the road onto the singletrack to the left, you'll encounter a quick steep uphill. After that it's a long flow down with a few uphills.

After climbing up the steep hill, you'll launch into a moderate descent flowing across the ridge with a quick burst up another hill. You'll 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 descent. 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 ascent, get in the right gear. This was your final burst uphill and flow downhill through lots of overgrowth and fun turns and a couple exciting drops. You'll drop into a short .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.

Watch out for a few technical sections and occasional soft dirt. If you get going you can make some beautiful banking turns.

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Jul 1, 2017
Jared Henderson
You can park at trail start. Loop is 7 miles. 7mi
Nov 20, 2016
Scott Conover
This was a pretty fun trail. Love diving through the trees. Little bit of snow up top. A little damp on the trail, but not enough to ruin the trail. 14mi — 3h 05m
Oct 18, 2015
Gary Wilson
Jul 17, 2015
jay delga
May 29, 2015
Shark --
Jul 11, 2014
Duane Zworld
13.2mi
Aug 22, 2013
Shawn Case
13mi — 2h 14m

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Wayne Ruemmele
McCall, ID
Wayne Ruemmele   McCall, ID
This is a very accurate description. Follow it. FYI, Eagle's Nest is one of the first trails to melt out in the spring! Jan 4, 2017

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