Beauty Bay Loop
ElevationAscent: 3,498' 1,066 m
Descent: -3,490' -1,064 m
High: 3,795' 1,157 m
Low: 2,144' 653 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
Current trail conditions
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“Fast and flowy with some rowdiness in a fun loop that keeps you on your toes!”— Chris Wandervans
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.
Local Club: Lake City Trailbuilders Association
Land Manager: USFS - Idaho Panhandle National Forests Office
May 15, 2019: Camping season on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests