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“A hiking trail open to bikes that is mostly rideable with flow sections, technical, and views.”
— Josef Jesse
Please yield to hikers and horses. No hunting.
A few steep grades with switchbacks too tight to ride, but otherwise a fun almost year-round singletrack challenge through woods with some views, alternating between steep technical sections and flowy smooth singletrack.
Features: Commonly Bikepacked
Need to Know
Entrance fee if parking in Dworshak state park.
From Big Eddy Recreation Site, trail starts with steep tight switchbacks up over water bars, warmup suggested if you want to try to power up this. This is followed by steep technical downhill to first bridge. Could almost call this first half mile the entrance exam, because it's really the most technically difficult spot, though there are several other isolated obstacles on the trail.
Yes it is a hiking trail at heart with lots of steep sections, but 95% rideable for the average fit rider with good tires and 100% rideable for experts looking for a challenge.
There are many camping spots (bike packing anyone?) and swimming spots if riding when warm.
Near the northern end, there is a sustained climb leading to an awesome downhill on overgrown logging road down into final mile of technical singletrack ending shortly after it crosses Freeman Creek.
Could shuttle cars to the end to make it just under 9mi, or turn around and enjoy it in reverse, because it's a unique experience in reverse.
History & Background
Old logging roads present nearby in many locations.