Polecat Loop

 23 votes

6.4 Miles 10.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

780' 238 m

Ascent

-747' -228 m

Descent

3,484' 1,062 m

High

3,130' 954 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

All Clear

18 days agoUpdate

Flowy singletrack with some climbs, lizards, and lots of character.

Tyler Zundel

Overview

Avoid when muddy or wet - this trail is prone to rutting
This is an excellent trail that provides about 6.4 miles of riding and 750 feet of climbing. Wildlife sightings are common, and the variety of trail substrate provides an interesting and variable ride every time.

The main loop of this system is to go around the outside of the trail, tracing a roughly catcher's mitt shaped path.

Need to Know

Lots of users, and it's narrow in some places. Keep your speed down until you know the trail.

Description

This trail can be accessed from either the trailhead off Cartwright Road or from the Polecat Loop trailhead near the end of Collister Road.

The loop has one significant climb which will be at the midpoint if you start off Cartwright, or right at the beginning if you begin at Collister. The remainder of the trail is nice, flowy singletrack that rolls the sagebrush covered Boise foothills.

A local favorite approach is to do 2 laps around the loop, one in each direction. As with most trails, the character is completely different in each direction.

This trail has dirt, sand, and gravel, but not rocky or technical sections. It's a great workout and should be on the rotation for any Boise riders' after work regimen.

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Aug 8, 2017
Karl Topping
Rode TWICE around the loop 12.8mi
Jul 30, 2017
Kevin Tyson
Jul 23, 2017
AJ Lockwood
6.4mi — 1h 00m
Jul 17, 2017
Nick Schuler
Jun 13, 2017
Tony Blankers
6.1mi
Jun 3, 2017
Matthew Jones
May 21, 2017
Jerry Wechselberger
5.8mi
May 8, 2017
Kyle Richard
Beware; It's one sandy SOB. Lots of fun, hairpin turns and a pretty good work out

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  3.7 from 23 votes

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  3.7 from 23 votes
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#6

in Idaho

#419

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All Clear 18 days ago

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