2.9 miles
Distance
1,830 ft
Climb
-269 ft
Descent
00:31:24
Avg time

Gold Hill Trail #3 Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - October
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    1990
  • Land Manager

This is a great local trail of Sandpoint, Idaho. It offers a challenging climb and rewards with beautiful views of Lake Pend Oreille, the city of Sandpoint, Schweitzer Ski Mountain and the surrounding mountain ranges. The trail is predominately a north slope trail which gives way to a cooler, deep forest feel. It doesn't take long to feel like you are away from civilization.

The climb starts out quickly from the Parking lot as you enter into a maze of switchbacks which become less in frequency as you near the top of the trail. The trail is predominately wide, as singletrack trails go, with a base of hard parked dirt and small rocky sections every so often. With its popularity and quick local access, you'll meet lots of hikers, trail runners and bikers. When biking, use extreme trail etiquette an yield to everyone. Look as far as you can down the trail and go slow around blind corners.

The Trail is a very straight forward trail offering and up and back route. You'll meet lots of good natured people on this trail and they welcome cyclists. It's a cheerful local trail... Enjoy!!

Access Info

Access from Bottle Bay Road off US Highway 95

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gold Hill Trail #3 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,561 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,116 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,680 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,116 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,677 ft
  • Grade
    10.225%
  • Grade max
    -30.675%
  • Grade min
    47.353%
  • Distance climb
    2.1 miles
  • Distance down
    2,255 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,761 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:24
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on Jun 12, 2016
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