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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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      • 31
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      • 1
      • 13

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 14, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      72
      Trails Mountain Bike
      71
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      70
      Trails Trail Running
      70
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      64 miles
      Total Descent
      11,043 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,964 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,842 ft
      Reports
      863
      Photos
      29
      Ridden Counter
      1,450

      Discovery Hill Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Disco Hill Loops
      23 miles
      Owl Canyon Loop
      6 miles
      Enduro Loop
      9 miles
      Slump Gulch Loop
      8 miles
      10 mile Discovery Hill Ridepopular ridelog10 miles
      8 mile Discovery Hill Ridepopular ridelog8 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      20 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Mar 18, 2020
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      Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Mar 18, 2020
      17 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Mar 18, 2020
      29 |
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Mar 18, 2020
      29 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:14pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      29 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:14pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      41 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:13pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      53 |
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 10:42am
      Mar 17, 2019

      Videos of Discovery Hill Mountain Bike

      BLM-Idaho Discovery Hill

      320 | Jan 23, 2017
      Riding Owl Canyon
      trail: Owl Canyon
      622 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon
      Discovery Hill Race Course
      trail: Enduro
      712 | Oct 3, 2014 , Salmon

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1587563wildbillmacaddreportDiscovery Hill
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 12:15pm
      Jun 14, 2021
      user #1510351Gratton7addreportCottonwood
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 7:59pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #1240945salmonmtbvotetrailGolway and 2 more
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 6:29pm
      Apr 6, 2021
      user #1240945salmonmtbaddreportPelvis
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 6:36pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      user #1240945salmonmtbaddtrailPelvis
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Apr 5, 2021

      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 27 km
      Barracks Lane - Mulkey Creek 17 9 19.7 km
      Williams Creek 19 23 1213.4 km
      CDT - Upper Bighole 11 20 115.9 km
      Stormy Peak 4 5 216.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7163 miles10,771 ft32 miles1,965 ft
      #2,519#1,1872986341,082
      E-Bike22 miles279 ft3,291 ft243 ft
      #1,017835
      Hike7062 miles10,745 ft32 miles1,965 ft
      #2,064#1,09086278
      Trail Running7062 miles10,745 ft32 miles1,965 ft
      #2,067#1,08886239
      Horse11 mile433 ft5,039 ft394 ft
      794
      Dirtbike/Moto22 miles279 ft3,291 ft243 ft
      #131817
      ATV/ORV/OHV11,929 ft7 ft591 ft49 ft
      #297817
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