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Deadwood Ridge

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Head up, then down, then drop to the River!


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22.7

Miles

36.6

KM

Singletrack

7,045' 2,147 m

High

3,729' 1,137 m

Low

2,863' 873 m

Up

5,308' 1,618 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

From here the trail works past FS 510 road in the Whitehawk Basin and traverses up and down towards the south. Shortly after the start of the trail you'll pass the Whitehawk Basin trail. This trail can be used to make a larger loop. Then your next trail junction will be with the Julie Creek Trail intersection at mile 5. The Julie Creek Trail is a popular way to make a loop with Deadwood River.

After Julie Creek, you'll descends a high ridge overlooking the Deadwood River and move south, passing through conifer forests and crossing many small creeks. Finally, you'll cross the Stevens Point Trail and then a mile later the Stevens Point drainage. You'll finish your descent to the river and end in the Deadwood Campground.

Make a loop trip by combining the Julie Creek Trail with the southern portion of the Deadwood Ridge Trail. Or, turn this into a larger loop using the Whitehawk Basin trail and some forest service roads.

Plants and wildlife are abundant in the area. Bull moose have been seen towards the Basin end of the trail. Deer, elk, and bear are common in the area as are rattlesnakes. Wildflowers are profuse in Whitehawk Basin during the early summer.

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Shared By:

Chris Wandervans

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Some fun granite boulders to play around on.
Aug 14, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Just south of first summit (if riding south to north) or last summit (if riding north to south).
Aug 14, 2015 near Idaho City, ID
Lush trail on the north-facing slopes.
Aug 14, 2015 near Idaho City, ID

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Aug 23, 2019
Chris Ap
Bone dry and fast 28mi
Jun 1, 2019
Caroline Moores
Aug 8, 2015
jay delga
Road to 3rd summit as an out and back. 20.5mi — 4h 23m
Aug 8, 2015
boise biker
Climbed from Deadwood campground and descended same route. First 6 miles are steep but descent was phenomenal. Trial in good shape. 31mi