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Upper Caribou Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop on fast, flowy singletrack.


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12.4

Miles

20.0

KM

50%

Singletrack

4,226' 1,288 m

High

2,620' 799 m

Low

2,418' 737 m

Up

2,415' 736 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Overview

A moderate climb on a Forest Service road rewarded with a fast, flowy descent. This loop bypasses the technical section of lower Caribou Ridge. Great fun for all riders.

Need to Know

Look for the Trail 258 junction, take the right at the fork, otherwise, you'll be descending the technical section of lower Caribou Ridge.

Description

This loop starts at the 257 trailhead and climbs up the paved S. Beauty Creek Road (FSR #438) for approximately 3.5 miles. Here, you'll reach dirt and continue right up the Pleasant Creek Road 453 for another two miles. You'll quickly pass the top of Trail 257. This ride hooks back into 257 at the bottom. There is a punchy, steep section of climb right before you reach the top of upper Caribou Ridge Trail 79.

Descend down upper Caribou Ridge Trail 79, about a mile down you'll come across a picnic area, cross the FS road and continue down #79. Approximately 1.4 miles down, you'll reach a fork, look for a tiny trail sign posted to a tree for Trail 258. This right down 258 bypasses the advanced, technical section of lower Caribou Ridge Trail 79.

The top of Trail 258 has a few twisty corners then opens up to a traverse down to lower Trail 257. Watch for tree limbs sticking out as you ride. Trail 258 is about three miles long, once you hit the intersection of 257 you begin the final fun descent. Watch for one off-camber, technical section before you reach the creek crossing.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jane Patten with improvements by Trisha Thorman

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 10 votes

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  4.5 from 10 votes
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Photos

The top twisty section of trail 258.
Aug 27, 2018 near Coeur d…, ID
The top twisty section of trail 258.
Aug 27, 2018 near Coeur d…, ID
Upper Caribou right befor the lower caribou and trail 258 junction.
Aug 27, 2018 near Coeur d…, ID
Fast and flowy singletrack in upper Caribou
Aug 25, 2018 near Coeur d…, ID
Bombing into the finish along a sun dappled trail.
May 21, 2014 near Coeur d…, ID
Finally creek crossing at the trailhead.
May 24, 2018 near Coeur d…, ID

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Jul 12, 2020
jon J
12mi — 1h 30m
Jul 6, 2020
Lindsay Kotovsky
Jun 29, 2019
Trisha Thorman
12.3mi — 2h 30m
Jun 23, 2019
Elaine I.
Jun 1, 2019
Dallin Christensen
Apr 20, 2019
Hooligan Hockey
tons of snow. lots of trees blocking the trail, and overgrowth on a lot of stretches. one intersection was obscured by a fallen tree, and we ended… 15mi