ElevationAscent: 675' 206 m
Descent: -675' -206 m
High: 4,687' 1,429 m
Low: 4,186' 1,276 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)
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“Smooth singletrack through the rolling foothills with big Beaverhead Mountain views.”— David Lingle
Bureau of Land Management Treasures
One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, this trail was developed between the Salmon Idaho MTB Assoc and the Salmon, ID BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences.
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
The Enduro Loop is great for a quick ride after or before work and when the high-country is snowbound.
With flowy sections and fast sections, Enduro Loop challenges new riders to develop skills while keeping those of more advanced riders fine tuned.
The Discovery Hill Trails are dry for riding from March until sometimes as late as December.
Cows are present, however, from mid-May to mid-September and it can get pretty dusty.
Follow the orange arrows on the trail posts for this loop that melds a patchwork of mostly singletrack with short two-track segments.
The loop is not technically challenging, but expect gravelly wash crossings after the downhill.
Start with good rolling singletrack and nice views on Discovery Hill until you get to a major intersection. Bear left, cross the wash, and follow the two-track as it climbs.
Once the two-track levels out, bear left at the post marking the singletrack junction. Here the trail climbs a short steep pitch then continues across rolling sage terrain.
Continue following the orange marked posts as the ride generally climbs on singletrack. The highest elevation of this ride is at a stocktank. Once here, look to the left for another post marking the way and follow the main trail as it descends steeply into, then crosses a gulch. A quick climb leads to more fast, flowing singletrack, then a very fast straight shot to the rim of Owl Canyon.
Here the ride winds along the rim then down into the canyon quickly where it joins the Owl Canyon Trail and crosses the dry wash several times. The trail emerges on a gravel road. Follow it, cross a cattle guard and bear right on a short two-track section, then back on the main road along the edge of a MX Park.
Continue straight, crossing the MX access road, following a cobbled bench to a post marking the routes return to singletrack and the Lewis and Clark Trail. This trail rolls gently down and merges with the "Disco" Trail to complete the loop.