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      Just north of downtown Salmon lies Discovery Hill, our only "developed" trail system. It offers 25-30 miles of singletracks, doubletracks, and dirt roads demanding various physical and technical abilities. Options range from a lunch-hour escape to a good two- or three-hour workout to an all-day all-out. You wild and crazies can join the excitement and exhaustion of the “12 Hours of Disco” endurance race in late May.

      Whatever your physical and technical appetites, the area is a treat on skinny bikes, fat bikes, cyclocross bikes, or even your baby sister’s bike. These trails flow over a healthy sagebrush habitat, swooping gentle hills, crossing rocky washes, and giving non-stop views of three mountain ranges: the dramatic Beaverheads (aka the Continental Divide), the Lemhis, and the Salmon Rivers. You know about cactus? Ride Slime or ride carefully, but pack an extra tube.

      Disco Hill has the area’s earliest open trails, generally by March, and the latest closing, often not until December. Prime time is spring, when wildflowers flash bits of color in the sage, whites and purples, reds, blues, and yellows, bitterroot and phlox, cactus and paintbrush, lupine and locoweed. Cattle graze there in the summer--this is the wild west, after all--and some trails can get very dusty.

      Try not to confuse the flowers with the colored arrows that mark the loops. Following the arrows will eventually get you back to the trailhead. Following the flowers will get you ... lost, possibly. If that happens, look at the Continental Divide and you’ll be oriented. And besides, being lost is a good way to explore the miles of potential rides rolling beyond these markers.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      65
      Total Distance
      58 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      9,840 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,100 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,222 ft
      Reports
      692
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      208

      Photos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

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      trail: Mine Claim
      9 |
      Aug 17, 2017 @ 11:11am
      Aug 17, 2017
      Mine Claim, Salmon
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      trail: Mine Claim
      15 |
      Aug 17, 2017 @ 11:11am
      Aug 17, 2017
      Mine Claim, Salmon
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      trail: Enduro
      7 |
      May 28, 2017 @ 9:07am
      May 28, 2017
      Enduro, Salmon
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      trail: Enduro
      7 |
      May 28, 2017 @ 9:06am
      May 28, 2017
      Enduro, Salmon
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      Videos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      BLM-Idaho Discovery Hill
      92 | Jan 23, 2017
      Riding Owl Canyon
      trail: Owl Canyon
      342 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon
      Discovery Hill Race Course
      trail: Enduro
      420 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon
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      Discovery Hill Mountain Bike Routes

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      Slump Gulch Loop
      8 miles
      Owl Canyon Loop
      6 miles
      Enduro Loop
      9 miles
      Disco Hill Loops featured
      23 miles

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      user #627246chuktAreportOwl CanyonGreat work! Will check it out soon. Thx.
      Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:02am
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