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Teacher's Pet

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 63' 19 m
Descent: -188' -57 m
High: 3,333' 1,016 m
Low: 3,150' 960 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Off-leash
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Trail shared by Scott Kahre

New hand-cut singletrack with switchbacks!

Scott Kahre

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Features -none-

Need to Know

This trail comes very close to the BLM parcel boundary in two places (the east switchback and the last switchback near the trailhead). Please respect private property and stay on the trail.

Description

This new addition to the Schoolhouse Gulch Trail network for 2019 includes some great hand-cut singletrack with several fun switchbacks thrown in the mix. The trail was developed by the Garden Valley Wolverines on Wheels MTB club in cooperation with the BLM.

The trail is best ridden by accessing the upper end from the original Schoolhouse Gulch Trail and crossing the creek (easily rideable except for a few weeks during Spring runoff). The trail climbs the drainage to the east boundary of the BLM parcel, then switches back to the right. Please don't continue east onto the private land.

From the switchback, the trail follows a long-abandoned logging roadbed, traversing a north-facing slope with enough trees and brush on the old road to give that singletrack feel. Eventually the trail veers left off of the old roadbed onto hand-cut singletrack, then breaks from the trees onto an open slope just above the highway.

Enjoy the switchbacks as the trail works its way down the slope and then cross the creek to finish back at the trailhead.

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Looking from the trailhead up Schoolhouse Gulch, toward some sweet singletrack.
Apr 29, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
Coming down the lower section of Upper Schoolhouse, where it meets the original Schoolhouse Gulch Trail.
Apr 27, 2019 near Idaho City, ID
The Garden Valley Wolverines on Wheels youth MTB club clearing the new Teacher's Pet Trail.
Apr 27, 2019 near Idaho City, ID

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