MTB Project Logo

Avimor Exploration Ride

Difficult
 3.0 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A tour of the Avimor Property.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

14.7

Miles

23.7

KM

70%

Singletrack

4,939' 1,505 m

High

3,238' 987 m

Low

1,979' 603 m

Up

1,977' 603 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Half of this route is closed from November to March since it is Wildlife winter range. Please check the Avimor website ahead of time for the most up to date closures during that time period.

Overview

This is a tour of some of the best singletrack and views in the Avimor trail system. The high point is Sheep Rock which provides views up to Stack Rock and over to Boise. This ride can be done in either direction. There can be grazing cows along some of the more remote points so please be aware of the cows.

This ride can provide a lot of solitude once you get away from the community!

Need to Know

Springtime can involve some deep creek crossings depending on runoff, so be prepared.

Description

Park in the Avimor community in any of the designated parking lots. Some of these may get reassigned over time, but they do a good job of marking public parking so just watch the signs.

Once at the trailhead you'll generally be traversing across the Avimor foothills beginning on Spring Creek and then turning onto Shooting Range. Shooting Range traverses until it meets Bovine Nirvana and then you'll use Bovine Nirvana to get to Willow Creek.

At the end of Bovine Nirvana you need to work your way down into the Willow Creek drainage. At certain times of year the cows can create some false trails so watch your route carefully and just generally aim your bike towards the creek drainage below. You can use the MTB Project MTB Project mobile app to locate yourself on the trail if needed.

Once on Willow Creek you'll be entering the more rustic portions of the trail system and conditions can vary a fair amount since not as much attention gets paid to the further out trails. Willow creek climbs for a while and then you'll turn off onto an old dirt road. From here you'll climb on dirt roads to the Sheep Rock Summit. At the Sheep Rock Summit you'll descend dirt roads down to Spring Valley Creek Trail. Spring Valley Creek Trail is a ripping descent and will take you back to the trailhead.

This ride is meant to give you an overview of the trail system and after this ride you can really mix things up. Possible options are continuing up Willow Creek or doing out and backs on some of the system.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Wandervans with improvements by Josh Unger

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 6 votes

#3

in Avimor

#3094

Overall
  3.0 from 6 votes
5 Star
17%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
33%
1 Star
17%
Recommended Route Rankings

#3

in Avimor

#126

in Idaho

#3,094

Overall
122 Views Last Month
4,998 Since Feb 19, 2015
Difficult

0%
0%
14%
0%
86%
0%

Photos

Trail junction
Feb 20, 2015 near Eagle, ID
Sheep Rock
Feb 20, 2015 near Boise, ID
Spring Creek crossing
Feb 20, 2015 near Garden…, ID
Cow Bridge on Bovine Nirvana
Feb 20, 2015 near Eagle, ID
The old ranch in Avimor Valley
Feb 20, 2015 near Eagle, ID
Spring Valley Creek bridge
Feb 20, 2015 near Eagle, ID

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 47 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Apr 29, 2020
Michael H-Bawm
great lots of stops to GPS route. some areas technical with cliff and rocks, had to get off several times. 14.7mi — 3h 00m
Oct 11, 2019
Jim Snow
You spend a good portion of the ride on Dirt Magurt Trail, which is a boring, dirt Jeep road. Spring Valley Creek is alot of fun. 16.6mi — 2h 53m
Jun 22, 2019
Shawn Flagstad
Awesome, a little of everything, 2380 Ft elevation gain, lots of cows, very fun 15.7mi — 2h 32m
Apr 5, 2018
Michael King
Jun 26, 2017
Ryan Humbert
Jun 24, 2017
Craig Brunache
Aug 8, 2016
Michael Sims
May 8, 2016
Pat Bridges