Bernard Peak - Scout Trail Option
ElevationAscent: 2,782' 848 m
Descent: -2,786' -849 m
High: 5,035' 1,535 m
Low: 2,367' 721 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“A fun outing with a flowy forested downhill from Bernard Peak and great views of Lake Pend Oreille.”— Zbird Steiner
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
Continue on Bunco High Drive / FS 332 (NF 209). After about 8.5 miles, turn left onto NF 2708 - Bernard Peak. Most people don't bother with the top of Bernard Peak as there is not much to see. Head down Bernard Peak Trail (#37) until it continues onto the Scout Trail (#49).
About catching #37— it is easy to miss as you're slogging uphill towards the summit (and even easy to miss coming down from the summit). It's a subtle trail marker on your left (if pedaling up hill) and is the first singletrack trailhead of the loop. So don't be looking for a visible fork or even a doubletrack-sized entry point.
On the lower Scout Trail (#49) things start off fast, open, and flow-y but get a little more complicated after that. There is also some tight overgrown singletrack (July 2018) that may require some dismounting. And past that, there is about a mile of easy to difficult rock gardens which one can walk. About half way through this part of Scout Trail, there are some junctions that are a little confusing but somebody has helpfully marked the correct path with white chalk on the trail markers. It's helpful.
Finish going through Farragut State Park. This downhill section can also be done as a shuttle with two cars. About six miles up hill, six miles flat, and six miles of downhill.
Land Manager: USFS - Idaho Panhandle National Forests Office