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Bogus Mountain Tour

Intermediate

Trail

9.8 mile 15.8 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,359' 414 m
Descent: -1,369' -417 m
High: 7,453' 2,272 m
Low: 6,188' 1,886 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Scott Andrews

A tour of most of the trails on Bogus Basin (other than Around the Mountain).

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Overview

This loop consists of almost entirely singletrack trails that take you on most of the on-mountain Bogus Basin trails. These trails are fast, fun, and narrow. Even though this loop is less crowded than the Around the Mountain ride, be aware that you'll encounter hikers and bikers traveling in both directions.

Description

From the Simplot Lodge, head up Deer Point Trail (91). When you encounter Around the Mountain, stay left on Deer Point Trail (91). At the end of Deer Point, cross the road and continue onto Elk Meadows Trail (94). This climbs through a few technical sections before briefly meeting the road again; follow the trail to the right.

The next section of Elk Meadows is gorgeous, and at the right time of year, you'll be riding through fields of wildflowers. At the end of the trail, you'll meet a road; bear left and start climbing.

Skip the first steep left turn, then take a sharp left onto the Pack Trail (149). This road winds to the top of Superior Lift, from which you'll descend on The Face (93). The Face starts right under the lift, and descends through some technical features before meeting Tempest Trail (95). Unless you like terribly-constructed switchbacks, stay left on The Face and follow it back to the road.

You'll now be at the middle intersection of Elk Meadows and the road; turn right and retrace your steps to the top of Deer Point Trail (91).

From here, bear right on Brewers Byway (96) (make sure not to take Shindig Trail (92) by mistake). Race back across the mountain to just above the Pioneer Lodge; follow the road left of the lodge to the top of Morning Star Trail (97). This was recently restricted to downhill biking only, although that could always change. Open it up on Morning Star Trail (97), which takes you back to Simplot Lodge, beer, and food.

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Jul 20, 2019
Charlie Woodruff
Jun 13, 2019
Wade Fuzz
7h 37m
Sep 3, 2018
Corbett Lashbrook
Fun! First time so I did a shorter route 7.6mi

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Photos

Dropping on the G19 trail.
Oct 30, 2017 near Boise, ID
Fun bridge on Morningstar!
Jul 26, 2014 near Boise, ID
Elk Meadows Fall Ride
Nov 11, 2014 near Idaho City, ID
Full trail ride at real speed with loads of detail and on-screen data. We're not the fastest riders but we have the most fun doing it!
Apr 14, 2017 near Boise, ID
Bogus has snow heading up the Deer Point Trail (91).
Aug 17, 2016 near Boise, ID
Switchback on Around the Mountain Trail.
Aug 17, 2016 near Boise, ID

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