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Birch Creek Loop

Intermediate
 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A good loop up Birch Creek and back down the backyard trails.


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13.9

Miles

22.4

KM

15%

Singletrack

7,194' 2,193 m

High

5,027' 1,532 m

Low

2,265' 690 m

Up

1,892' 577 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This loop features some pavement, some doubletrack, and a decent singletrack descent. This is a great shuttle ride (just leave a car at both ends) or can be done as a loop with a ride back on Hwy-93.

Description

Ride south on Hwy 93 from town. Turn right onto Hwy 73 until you see the BLM sign for Birch Creek. Follow the road to a livestock gate (don't forget to leave the gate as you found it dumdum :-)).

Climb for a long time until you connect with the Lombard Trail #4369. After that, the terrain becomes rolling with good views of the Garden Creek drainage.

Descend the Lombard Trail #4369 to the non-motorized singletrack trails behind Challis and enjoy the descent. Be ready for a fast descent with quite a few sharp switchbacks and clunky turns not necessarily designed for mountain bikes.

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Shared By:

Bruce and Wendy

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  3.0 from 1 vote

#1

in Challis

#3429

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#1

in Challis

#139

in Idaho

#3,429

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View of the Pahsimeroi Range from the top of the climb.
Dec 3, 2019 near Challis, ID

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