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Trail

19.8 mile 31.8 kilometer loop
65% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,498' 1,066 m
Descent: -3,490' -1,064 m
High: 3,795' 1,157 m
Low: 2,144' 653 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

Fast and flowy with some rowdiness in a fun loop that keeps you on your toes!

Chris Wandervans

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Features -none-

Snow and downfall close this loop in the winter.

Overview

A great singletrack experience just outside of Coeur d'Alene. The trails are quiet and flow through some great forests. The tree cover is very thick so there are only a couple of views spots. Make sure to stop at the view spots to take everything in. Watch out for moose in the area.

Need to Know

This is a lollipop loop trail. The loop portion uses an old road that does not see a ton of traffic. It is advised to use the mobile app to ensure you make the right turn at the bottom. The mobile app is also helpful in finding the trail for the descent.

Description

From the parking area you'll climb up the pavement to Trail 257 on the right. From here the climb begins steeply and eventually levels out. Settle in for the climb and stay right at the first trail junction. Once at the top you'll hit an old road. Take a left on this road and then descend a little ways and take another left. This road will take you to the turn for Trail 257C, but is not marked well and the entrance is pretty brushed in. Descend down Trail 257C to the bottom. This a great descent and is nice and tight and flowy. Since this trail is a little more primitive, the tread is very narrow and will keep you on your toes. Once at the bottom, you'll cross a creek and then come to a trail junction.

From here, you'll enter an old logging road that starts out very overgrown. The road then breaks out onto another road that gets more traffic the higher you climb. The only turn on the old road is a right that takes you back to the saddle near Trail 257 . From the saddle it is a short climb up to Trail 257. Now you'll descend the more popular trail that gets shuttled. Short of a few roots and a small stream crossing, this trail is free of obstacles until you take your final right on an open section of the ridge. Beyond here the trail gets narrow and off-camber. There is also a brief, but challenging, rock segment before you reach the end.

Trail 257 culminates in a double creek crossing. The first is usually rideable, the second may not be. There is a log crossing that will keep you on your toes, but should have you back to your car safe and dry.

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Jul 30, 2018
Jet Monkey
16mi
Jun 24, 2018
Brian Binge
Jun 13, 2018
Rand Miller
May 1, 2018
Adam Reymann
Take 227 instead of bushwacking at btm. of 257C. it takes you to carlin conn. without the all the bullshit. 14mi
Jun 24, 2017
LT Lavin
Jun 24, 2017
Erik Johnson
Super fun! But nobody's joking about the difficulty connecting to Carlin Connector. Lots of trees down. Otherwise a smooth and perfect lollipop. 23.3mi
Jan 25, 2017
Ryan Ziccarelli
Nov 27, 2016
Erik Johnson
My phone died! Just trying to get up to the lollipop. Came down in the dark. Very slick roots and mud. 5.1mi

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 18 votes

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