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Roller Coaster Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 160' 49 m
Descent: -257' -78 m
High: 3,901' 1,189 m
Low: 3,671' 1,119 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Scott Kahre

A flowy ATV trail with some steep ups and downs.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Note that this trail is on private land, so please observe and obey any signage, and practice low-impact riding.

Description

This trail is on lands that were owned by Boise Cascade for many years. The land has changed hands several times over the past 15 years, but there are still no "Posted" signs, which in Idaho means that it's legally open to the public. Please treat the area respectfully so it stays that way.

The trail is best accessed by riding the local fire roads (BLM Road 6981) to the summit between Easley Creek and Scriver Creek. Parking can be found at Terrace Lakes Resort, or possibly at the cul-de-sac accessed by heading up Dry Creek Rd. from Middlefork Rd., and staying left at the fork onto Silverado Trail. From either parking area, it's several miles of fire road climbing to reach the summit where this trail starts.

At the summit, several roads converge -- take the hard right onto the Roller Coaster Trail. The trail starts out as a fire road following the ridgeline, mostly climbing. However, several short downhills break up the hard work and things start to get more fun. Soon, it deteriorates into an ATV trail, and one final, steep climb puts you on the high point of the entire route. There are some really nice tree-filtered views of Garden Valley from this point.

Now the fun really starts. From the high-point, the trail heads south along the ridge, with a series of steep downhills followed by shorter climbs. If you maintain momentum, very little pedaling is necessary. But this can be tricky due to some very loose, rutted sections of trail.

After nearly a mile, the trail levels out for a short section of smooth, mellow path winding through the pines just before it drops you back onto a fire road. Beware that the last drop is VERY steep, but only less than 100 yds long.

A left turn goes back toward Dry Creek and Middlefork Rd., while a right turn heads back toward Easley Creek and Terrace Lakes.

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A view along the typically sandy Roller Coaster ATV trail.
Jun 18, 2017 near Cascade, ID
Looking down the Roller Coaster Trail.
Jun 18, 2017 near Cascade, ID
The lower section levels out as it continues along the ridge.
Jun 18, 2017 near Cascade, ID

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