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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

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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Photos

Rock drop feature, on John Henry trail.
Aug 11, 2023 near Challis, ID
Start of the Valley Trail
Aug 11, 2023 near Challis, ID
View of the Pahsimeroi Range from the top of the climb.
Dec 3, 2019 near Challis, ID

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