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The Grinder

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5.9 Miles 9.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,207' 368 m

Ascent

-1,300' -396 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

8,379' 2,554 m

High

7,630' 2,326 m

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A challenging ride through some of Idaho’s high altitude forest.

Daniel Christianson

Dogs Off-leash

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Description

This trail is now the backbone of an entire trail system in the Galena area. As of 8/30/16, the six miles described here are open and rideable. When complete, there will be at least a mile of new singletrack added to each end and it will intersect with five other trails in the network. New construction is scheduled to be complete late ’16 and this description will update as soon as it is finished.

Challenging climbs lend to this trail's name. Those climbs are rewarded with fun, fast, and technical descents, just in time to climb again. The natural hard-pack and rocky soil of this area along with Idaho’s famously thick forest make for an exhilarating ride through the mountains.

This trail is the main component to the Annual Grinder Bike Race. You may contact the Galena Lodge for more info.

There is now an entire trail network built between this trail and Highway ID75. This being the farthest out trail in a stacked loop system, it offers greater challenges and is an important piece of the network as a whole. North of this trail is designated Wilderness Area where bikes are not permitted.

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#6

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#6000

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in Galena

#268

in Idaho

#6,000

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