Big Smoky Trail
ElevationAscent: 234' 71 m
Descent: -2,936' -895 m
High: 8,300' 2,530 m
Low: 5,590' 1,704 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)
Current trail conditions
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“A big backcountry ride with amazing views and singletrack.”— Chris Wandervans
After the meadow, the trail descend steeply through some switchbacks and over rough rocks. There will be some occasional muddy areas, so watch out for those since they tend to hide in the grass. The trail then mellows out and you'll begin a series of stream crossings. Do not attempt to ride these crossings. From here, the trail alternates from short ups and downs to buff singletrack followed by rocky sections and talus. A number of trails connect with Big Smokey, so it's easy to track your progress. After about 6 miles, the trail will cross to the west side of the river and remain on that side of the river for the remaining ride.
Signage is great along the trail and you'll have no problem navigating. Towards the end of the trail there is signage that mentions a low and high trail. Unless you are doing this ride in late fall, you'll want to take the high trail. The river can be very dangerous otherwise.
Towards the end of the trail there is a hotsprings for those interested in a soak.
Local Club: Wood River Bicycle Coalition
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Land Manager: USFS - Sawtooth National Forest Office