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greenBlue Polecat Loop

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Trail

6.4 mile 10.3 kilometer point to point
100% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 780' 238 m
Descent: -747' -228 m
High: 3,484' 1,062 m
Low: 3,130' 954 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Tyler Zundel

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

Tyler Zundel

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Avoid when muddy or wet - this trail is prone to rutting

Overview

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ridges to Rivers

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May 10, 2019
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Apr 25, 2019
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Mar 21, 2019
Chris Jones
Oct 30, 2018
Nick Kovach
Aug 31, 2018
Nick Phillips
Aug 19, 2018
Kyle McLaughlin
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Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 46 votes

#287

Overall
  3.9 from 46 votes
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#3

in Idaho

#287

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8,771 Since Sep 6, 2014
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Run this often. Need help finding info on anyone who drew hearts on the trail 11/29/2018 or if anyone saw someone doing so. Offering reward. Comment here or email me trailrunner1625@gmail.com Dec 5, 2018

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