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Huckleberry Trail

 4.0 (10)

3.4 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

334' 102 m

Ascent

-172' -53 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

5,221' 1,592 m

High

5,034' 1,535 m

Low

Shared By Keith Lannom

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A mostly singletrack trail along the eastern shore of Ponderosa State Park.

Keith Lannom

Dogs Leashed

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Once it starts snowing, the Huckleberry Trail is closed for xc skiing and snowshoeing only.

Description

The Huckleberry Trail runs along the eastern side of Ponderosa State Park, with a couple great places to get into the lake to cool off. It's open to mountain bikers, but it is not ridden very much. True to it's name, there are plenty of huckleberries when they are in season.

You can pick up this trail in several places, but this route starts on the southeast edge of the park along the sandy trail by the big tree. The trail wanders through the big ponderosa pines, over a few small rolling hills, follows a doubletrack for a short while, and then goes back to singletrack.

The trail crosses a closed road and after a minute or two you'll start to see the lake. The trail drops down to the water's edge at a sandy beach. There are great views of Boulder and Jughandle Mountains from here, too. There's even a bench if you want to sit for longer.

The trail continues on the lake edge for a few hundred feet and then goes back into the trees. You'll go by Huckleberry Bay and if you want to cut the ride short, turn left and take the road back. Stay on the trail and head out toward the point. There is a good climb, but it is short (0.2 miles). Soon the trail leaves the trees and enters an open meadow. Go right to continue out to the road to the point; go straight to get to the Narrows Overlook, or go left for the Ridgeline Trail.

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Jul 19, 2018
Seth Bleazard
Good trail. hardest part is getting away from the misquitos. 10mi
Oct 8, 2017
Jas'nEr Mac
7.2mi
Sep 28, 2017
Nancy Brewer
Jul 28, 2017
P.M. SCHNEIDAU
includes additional short ride up to viewpoint near top of Huckleberry Bay Loop
May 20, 2017
Tim Watkins
Family LOVES Huckleberry Trail. We always try to do this ride once a year to make sure the bikes are in working order. Yep! Check... We are in! 3.5mi — 1h 00m

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  4.0 from 10 votes

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#252

in Idaho

#5,195

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Wayne Ruemmele
McCall, ID
Wayne Ruemmele   McCall, ID
The trail starts out very mellow and gets more technical as you head out toward the point. Parts are very twisty and rooty. Be a careful in spring and fall when it can be slippery with leaves in spots. This is a great lunch or after work ride from town. Be sure to thank the park for expanding the mtb accessible trails! Mar 13, 2017
This trail is fun and has very beautiful views. This was my first trail and it was a great introduction to mountain biking. Jul 19, 2018

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