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Wilson Creek Tour

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Trail

17.1 mile 27.5 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,855' 565 m
Descent: -1,879' -573 m
High: 3,813' 1,162 m
Low: 2,619' 798 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

A grand tour of the trail system at Wilson Creek.

Chris Wandervans

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Can be muddy during the winter months.

Overview

This is a great way to experience the terrain in the Owyhees. The route has a lot of singletrack and great views. There is a kiosk at the trailhead with a map and sometimes brochures.

Need to Know

The trails will get sandy in the middle of the summer, so it's best to ride the rest of the year. Also, there is basically no shade out on the ride.

Description

Park at the main Wilson Creek trailhead and head out of the trailhead and over the first hill into the Wilson drainage. Once in the drainage you'll turn right onto the Northwest Passage trail and follow it for a long ways until you come to a right that takes you away from the main trail. This is a side loop that drops you into the Hardtrigger drainage. This side loop can be eliminated if you wanted to save some miles. Once you dip into and out of the Hardtrigger drainage you'll come back out onto Northwest Passage . You'll follow this trail all the way to the road. Once on the road, proceed east towards Bingo.

Fly down Bingo and bear right to head towards Reynolds Canyon. Then drop into and ride along Reynolds Canyon is very technical and can result in serious injury if you make a mistake. Please walk the sections you are unsure about.

Eventually you'll pop out of Reynolds Canyon and now move across the flat bottoms. The trail goes up and down a couple small hills, but overall remains fairly flat.

This is a great loop and is best done in the fall and early spring!

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May 16, 2020
Cassie Perry
May 14, 2020
David Hertel
Mar 13, 2020
Scott Hainstock
Hard ride. Really hard. Prepare to suffer. Also worth it.
Apr 3, 2019
Goose McFarterson
10mi — 1h 30m
Mar 31, 2019
John Waven
Nov 28, 2018
Patrick Barnum
Foggy and cold, ~37F 9.2mi
Feb 2, 2018
Tom W
Dec 19, 2017
Ben Bothman
Snowy and slippery, but beautiful 16.7mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 8 votes

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#68

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Photos

Not Jacob and no sign of a ladder
Nov 4, 2017 near Murphy, ID
Sweet little downhill - can be loose!
Apr 12, 2020 near Murphy, ID
Bingo (500) trail
Feb 4, 2020 near Murphy, ID
China Wall.
Feb 12, 2020 near Murphy, ID
Nice smooth trail on a precarious ledge that runs by Reynolds canyon
Apr 12, 2020 near Murphy, ID
Awesome time riding Bingo.
Oct 5, 2017 near Murphy, ID

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