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Polecat Loop

 3.9 (37)

6.4 Miles 10.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

780' 238 m

Ascent

-747' -228 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

3,484' 1,062 m

High

3,130' 954 m

Low

Shared By Tyler Zundel

Conditions


All Clear 43 days ago
Dry History

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

Tyler Zundel

Dogs 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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Jul 15, 2018
Ben Rubin
took the shortcut back with looming thunder showers 3mi
Jul 4, 2018
judy shepler
Went early (8 am) on 4th of July. Beautiful day, crowded on the front side (Collister parking lot) not too hot yet! 6.4mi — 1h 10m
Jun 30, 2018
Craig Durham
Jun 2, 2018
Dee Bridgers
Had to walk some uphills due to low fitness level.
May 22, 2018
Ridge Hainsworth
With Casey
May 10, 2018
Alex St Germain
nice singletrack with one big climb. great to get back in shape
Nov 7, 2017
Patrick Mahoney
Nov 1, 2017
Patrick Mahoney

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  3.9 from 37 votes

#334

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  3.9 from 37 votes
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#4

in Idaho

#334

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