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8th Street Motorcycle Trail (#4)

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 3.4 (13)

A fast, fun, and rowdy descent.


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Map Key

5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

Singletrack

5,630' 1,716 m

High

3,512' 1,070 m

Low

558' 170 m

Up

2,180' 664 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Upper part can be wet or snowbound and icy in the winter. Does dry out quickly on most of the trail.

Description

Trail #4 is a motorcycle trail that is a classic ride in the Boise area. It is a sandy and loose trail later in the season, but can be pretty fast in late spring just after it dries up. The trail starts off of 8th St. with a traverse that pops in and out of the trees until you hit the ridge line.

Once on the ridge, the trail drops very steeply in sections and you'll find large water bar and extensive ledges to drop off of. There are a number of sections of whoops from motorcycles that need to be ridden at speed so you don't get bogged down in them. In the middle of the trail there is a section that is called devil's staircase and is composed of a bunch of small ledges. The best of riders will hit this fast and flow down the ledges. Less experienced riders will want to be careful.

This trail sees little traffic, so you can really open it up. Once you hit the sidewinder junction you'll be back in the main foothills and will need to watch your speed.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Wandervans with improvements by Graham Freeman

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 13 votes

#11699

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  3.4 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#573

in Idaho

#11,699

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Photos

Sidewinder at Sunset
Nov 11, 2014 near Boise, ID
Upper 8th Street
Aug 14, 2018 near Boise, ID
Steep, sandy and rocky sections definitely keep things exciting on the 8th Street Motorcycle Trail
May 29, 2017 near Boise, ID
Beautiful view from the creek at the top of hulls.
Apr 30, 2017 near Boise, ID
Nice watering hole at the top of Lower Hulls Gulch Trail
May 4, 2013 near Boise, ID

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Apr 11, 2021
Will Falltrick
bit snowy at the top as others have mentioned. DH is g2g!
Apr 14, 2020
Conner B
Still some snow up top. 15.7mi
May 29, 2018
Kelsey Webster
Bottom portion so fun for a MTB! Great off of lower hills gulch
May 29, 2017
Katie Jordan
Quite rutty in places, but still an excellent trail. Very fun.
Aug 24, 2016
Henry Hitt
Jul 31, 2016
Gordy Shields