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East Fork Crestline Classic

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 4.3 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A stunning high-altitude loop for those who love a bit of exposure.


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Map Key

12.2

Miles

19.6

KM

50%

Singletrack

8,094' 2,467 m

High

5,798' 1,767 m

Low

2,671' 814 m

Up

2,671' 814 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

May 15 to Nov 15 due to trail closures from snow.

Overview

This is a beautiful route offering up a little bit of everything Scout Mountain has on tap. This ride is filled with buttery smooth, flowy downhills, rocky climbs, and everything in-between to test your mountain biking abilities.

Crestline is cut on the side of the mountain and is not for the faint of heart.

Need to Know

As you are driving the East Mink Creek road you'll see a sign that says Crestline Trail at one of the switchbacks, it is a dirt road, but very short and tame.

Description

From the parking lot head up the Crestline trail until you see a T-intersection about 1/2 mile in, then go right. This will connect you to the road. Ride up the paved road, through the campground, and onto East Fork. East Fork is an ATV trail and rides up through the pines with a couple of open meadows allowing you to see the surrounding scenery.

East Fork ends at the Scout Mountain Top road. From there, head left on the dirt road and follow it until you come to the Crestline trail, which will be on your right. This is beautiful singletrack carved through rock ledges on the east side of Scout Mountain. Once you are off the mountain the trail continues downhill through the forest. There are some rock gardens and some buttery smooth sections - a little bit of everything.

This loop can be done in either direction, however, it is more popular to ride it as mapped.

Contacts

Shared By:

Gregory Thompson

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 10 votes

#2

in Pocatello

#1704

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  4.3 from 10 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#2

in Pocatello

#55

in Idaho

#1,704

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Photos

Singletrack in the wildflowers.
Jul 21, 2020 near Pocatello, ID
View from southeast end of loop right before singletrack begins.
Jul 21, 2020 near Pocatello, ID
ISU OAC pounding up the trail
Sep 24, 2014 near Pocatello, ID

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Sep 12, 2020
Sarah Cleveland
13.2mi — 4h 05m
Jul 21, 2020
Steve Slater
Conditions were good on the trail overall. East side (singletrack) is a bit boxed in with vegetation in a few places, but not too bad. Very quiet. 12.2mi — 2h 50m
Sep 30, 2018
Steve Sharp
Great day for a ride in Idaho! 12.2mi
Sep 9, 2017
Alex Orme
Aug 16, 2017
Dylan Airmet
Aug 6, 2017
Colin hillburn
Jun 7, 2017
Doug Douglass
Mar 4, 2017
Henrik Hellbernd
I am so tired 19.6mi