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The Magic Line

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 4.3 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A big climb to a long backcountry singletrack descent.


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16.7

Miles

26.9

KM

90%

Singletrack

7,505' 2,288 m

High

5,566' 1,697 m

Low

2,070' 631 m

Up

1,958' 597 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

A challenging and aesthetic backcountry traverse from Fall Creek to Bear Creek. Park a shuttle vehicle at the Bear Creek trailhead or ride it as an out-n-back for a big day! Expect hike-a-bike and a handful of big creek crossings. Some motorized traffic; more so on the weekends.

Description

Start with the South Fork Fall Creek #030 and climb to a pass known as Four Corners. The trails starts as ATV-width but after four miles, stay to the left at a trail junction in a nice meadow and continue on singletrack to the pass. The upper part of this trail will challenge even the fittest climbers.

From Four Corners, descend the North Fork Bear Creek #049 trail through a classic backcountry setting. The north fork section has a bit of everything from fast and flowy to chunky with a few short, punchy climbs. When you reach the main stem, continue down canyon on Bear Creek #273, fording the creek several times or take the bypass trail on the north side of the creek to avoid wet feet.

This ride is rocky and narrow in places.

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Shared By:

Dean Lords

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#1

in Swan Valley

#2026

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Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Swan Valley

#78

in Idaho

#2,026

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Riding along the North Fork of Bear Creek
Dec 15, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Climbing toward the  Four Corners pass on the South Fork of Fall Creek trail
Dec 15, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Climbing toward the  Four Corners pass on the South Fork of Fall Creek trail
Dec 16, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Smiles for miles on The Magic Line!
Dec 19, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )
Descending the North Fork of Bear Creek from Four Corners pass
Dec 15, 2017 near Irwin, Not set (ID )

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Sep 2, 2019
Tim Radford
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