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Lithium

 4.7 (13)

3.5 Miles 5.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

54' 16 m

Ascent

-2,744' -837 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

9,225' 2,812 m

High

6,502' 1,982 m

Low

Shared By Ben Thompson

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A fast, steep downhill with some technical descent sections.

Ben Thompson

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Mountain Bikes, one-way downhill traffic only.

Description

From the top of Teton Pass, take the service road to the south. At the top of the service road, continue south on the singletrack. This is a casual ~1.8mi climb toward Blacks Canyon trail. Look for the well marked Lithium trail sign in the woods on the left.

Descend the first mile of high-speed singletrack until a short but steep hike a bike. The next mile is an extremely rocky and steep ridge with high consequences for crashing. Dont be too proud to get off and walk your bike. A rescue is a few hours away at best so use good judgement and ride within your ability.

Eventually, the trail turns north and away from the ridge. The singletrack flattens somewhat and speeds along through the forest until it intersects with Big Rocks Trail. Slow down and watch out for horses and hikers as you cross over to lower Lithium Trails jump section. Most of the jumps have gaps and all have ride around options. Lithium Trail ends by intersecting with the very end of Black Canyon Trail. Turn left, cross the bridge and meadow immediately after. Finally climb a short distance to the parking lot at the bottom of Old Pass Road.

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Nick Brennan
Concord, NH
Nick Brennan   Concord, NH
A fantastic trail, but its teaming with grizzlies. So pin it or go ride phillips ridge, which has far fewer grizzlies. Mar 19, 2016
The gem of Teton pass. Gnarly downhill with pretty big jumps laced in. Hand-built, originally illegal, (always makes for good trail) hold-on descent. I would rather push a big bike up to it, but suprised how well trail bikes handled descending. My best rides are sub-12 minutes... fingers... ripping... off. It is the most demanding trail on Teton pass. Armor, if you're wise. Giddy up! Nov 1, 2016
There is grizzlies in the entire region, Phillips included. You assume a certain degree of risk riding anything in the Tetons. Jun 20, 2018

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