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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
      • 14
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      • 28
      • 8
      • 1
      • 15

      Region Status
      Open as of May 30, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,227
      State Ranking
      #75
      Trails (view details)
      72
      Trails Mountain Bike
      71
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      71
      Trails Trail Running
      71
      Trails Dirtbike
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      62 miles
      Total Descent
      10,644 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,222 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,100 ft
      Reports
      796
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      847

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:14pm
      Jul 25, 2019
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      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:14pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      2 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      15 |
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 10:42am
      Mar 17, 2019

      Videos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      BLM-Idaho Discovery Hill
      215 | Jan 23, 2017
      Riding Owl Canyon
      trail: Owl Canyon
      490 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon
      Discovery Hill Race Course
      trail: Enduro
      589 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Discovery Hill
      May 30, 2019 @ 6:47am
      May 30, 2019
      DryBkinzel99 EMBA-ECWild cows everywhere
      Wendigo
      May 30, 2019 @ 6:47am
      May 30, 2019
      DryBkinzel99 EMBA-ECThis trail is extremely raw and narrow....
      Gambler
      May 27, 2019 @ 8:50pm
      May 27, 2019
      Variablewildbillmac Overflow from the cow trough at the top...
      Spare Rib
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS Everything is in pretty good shape right...
      Speedgoat
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS Everything is in pretty good shape right...
      Speedgoat
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS Everything is in pretty good shape right...
      Spike Gulch
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS Everything is in pretty good shape right...
      Slump Gulch
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS Everything is in pretty good shape right...
      Slump Gulch
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS Everything is in pretty good shape right...
      Slump Gulch (Lower)
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      DrychuktA TRAILFORKS Everything is in pretty good shape right...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #627246chuktAvotetrailOwl Canyon
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1833389Skyhattsaddphoto in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States and 2 more
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #627246chuktAaddtrailRC Loop
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 7:03am
      Jul 11, 2019
      user #627246chuktAupdatetrailHillside
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 6:59am
      Jul 11, 2019
      user #1621009MCHADBARNEYvotetrailBluff Road
      Jul 8, 2019 @ 12:30pm
      Jul 8, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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

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