Polecat Loop

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Trail

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

28 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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Mar 28, 2017
Garrett Carter
6.4mi
Mar 25, 2017
Mac Hull
Mar 23, 2017
Jason Downs
6.4mi
Nov 1, 2016
Todd Thueson
First time. Fun. Not crowded, just a few puddles. Ride the fatty. 6.4mi
Sep 16, 2016
Richard Banasiak
Aug 12, 2016
Calvin Lee
Jul 5, 2016
Gordy Shields
6.4mi
Jun 26, 2016
Scott Arellano
Fun ride. Lot of users on trail on Sunday. The ride was more work than I anticipated.

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  3.6 from 14 votes

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Conditions


All Clear 28 days ago
Muddy, Some Mud - Went up quick draw in the afternoon turned around due to mud on the ridge. Lower sandy section make for an out and back ride.
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