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Birch Creek Loop

Intermediate
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Trail

13.9 mile 22.4 kilometer point to point
15% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,265' 690 m
Descent: -1,892' -577 m
High: 7,194' 2,193 m
Low: 5,027' 1,532 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Bruce and Wendy
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A good loop up Birch Creek and back down the backyard trails.

Bruce and Wendy

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Overview

This loop features some pavement, some doubletrack, and a decent singletrack descent.

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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#3

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#3273

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#3

in Challis

#135

in Idaho

#3,273

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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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