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blueBlack Avimor Exploration Ride

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Trail

14.7 mile 23.7 kilometer loop
70% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,979' 603 m
Descent: -1,977' -603 m
High: 4,939' 1,505 m
Low: 3,238' 987 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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A tour of the Avimor Property.

Chris Wandervans

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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.

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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
Oct 15, 2015
Gary Wilson
Apr 22, 2015
Daniel Horn

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  3.2 from 5 votes

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