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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
      AKA: Disco
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 19, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      68
      Trails Mountain Bike
      80
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      79
      Trails Trail Running
      79
      Trails Horse
      4
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      3
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      66 miles
      Total Descent
      11,111 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,181 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,058 ft
      Reports
      873
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      1,727

      Photos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Jun 3, 2022 @ 11:26am
      Jun 3, 2022
      11 |
      Jun 3, 2022 @ 11:21am
      Jun 3, 2022
      5 |
      Mar 28, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      Mar 28, 2022
      10 |
      Mar 28, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      Mar 28, 2022
      trail: Hillside
      25 |
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 9:43pm
      Aug 9, 2021
      32 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Mar 18, 2020
      29 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Mar 18, 2020
      28 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Mar 18, 2020

      Videos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      BLM-Idaho Discovery Hill

      397 | Jan 23, 2017
      Riding Owl Canyon
      trail: Owl Canyon
      702 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon
      Discovery Hill Race Course
      trail: Enduro
      806 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Slump Gulch Trail
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      DryWaynes121
      Discovery Hill
      May 30, 2022 @ 12:53pm
      May 30, 2022
      Ideal Trail cattleguard cleaned out and...wildbillmac simba
      Lewis And Clark (South)
      May 30, 2022 @ 12:47pm
      May 30, 2022
      Ideal Trail cattleguard cleaned out,...wildbillmac simba
      Drunken Sheriff
      May 18, 2022 @ 4:48pm
      May 18, 2022
      IdealTrail Running Great shape. So many pretty wildflowers!Veronica2557
      Slump Ridge
      May 9, 2022 @ 7:32pm
      May 9, 2022
      Dry Drainage work on lower entrenched section...wildbillmac simba
      Gambler
      May 6, 2022 @ 11:21pm
      May 6, 2022
      Ideal 5/4/22 - Drainage work on upper section,...wildbillmac simba
      Enduro
      May 6, 2022 @ 11:19pm
      May 6, 2022
      Ideal 5/4/22 - Drain cleanout from trough to...wildbillmac simba
      Sheriff Cutoff
      May 6, 2022 @ 11:14pm
      May 6, 2022
      Ideal 5/4/22 - Drainage work on eastern half,...wildbillmac simba
      Cottonwood
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 7:59pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      Dry Some cattle trail confusion, but all dry...Gratton7
      Pelvis
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 6:36pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      Drysalmonmtb

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2756947Waynes121addreportSlump Gulch Trail
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #1846623Jmac1224riddentrailRoad 128
      Jun 17, 2022 @ 9:02am
      Jun 17, 2022
      user #1851576SSeeleywishlistregionDiscovery Hill
      Jun 12, 2022 @ 2:17pm
      Jun 12, 2022
      user #627246chuktAaddtrailSlump Gulch (Upper) and 1 more
      Jun 3, 2022 @ 12:16pm
      Jun 3, 2022
      user #627246chuktAupdatetrailLewis And Clark (North) and 25 more
      Jun 3, 2022 @ 11:25am
      Jun 3, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1510351Gratton7reportSpare RibExcept for a couple spots at the high point on...
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 7:51pm
      Apr 2, 2021
      user #1240945salmonmtbreportWendigoRaw is good! Super fun trail - great climb and...
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 1:49pm
      Jun 12, 2019
      user #627246chuktAreportOwl CanyonGreat work! Will check it out soon. Thx.
      Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:02am
      Mar 11, 2015

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Landfill 1 15 3 17 km
      Barracks Lane - Mulkey Creek 18 9 19.7 km
      Williams Creek 1 22 27 1313.4 km
      CDT - Upper Bighole 11 21 115.9 km
      Stormy Peak 4 5 216.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6765 miles10,840 ft33 miles2,182 ft
      #3,123#1,4653587341,402
      E-Bike33 miles279 ft3,369 ft1,808 ft
      #1,757838
      Hike7965 miles10,814 ft32 miles2,182 ft
      #2,536#1,34487295
      Trail Running7965 miles10,814 ft32 miles2,182 ft
      #2,540#1,34587281
      Horse44 miles787 ft2 miles712 ft
      794
      Dirtbike/Moto33 miles279 ft3,369 ft1,808 ft
      #220817
      ATV/ORV/OHV22 miles7 ft669 ft1,614 ft
      #368817
      Snowmobile11 mile79 ft712 ft
      Snowshoe11 mile79 ft712 ft
      Backcountry Ski11 mile79 ft712 ft
      Nordic Ski11 mile79 ft712 ft
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