10.6 miles
1,675 ft
-1,671 ft
1 mile
High Point

2017 IES Jug Mountain Enduro (Beginner)

The third race of the 2017 Idaho Enduro Series is set to take place at Jug Mountain Ranch. The race course will consist of 3 timed stages featuring close to 2000ft of climbing over approximately 10 miles. Each transition is approximately 580ft of ascent on the South Boundary Trail, not including short climbs within each segment.

It is the riders responsibility to know the course and the transition stages. ALL CLIMBING will take place on the "South Boundary Trail", which originates at the upper parking lot and continues past the end of Berm & Ernie trail, up towards Jug Mountain Lookout (for stages 2 &3). Continue past the end of South Boundary Trail to the shortcut connector (mainline) to access the start of stage 1 (Vandelay).

At the conclusion of stage 1, ALL RIDERS will proceed down the MAINLINE trail back to the upper parking lot. Please ensure you are NOT continuing on to Rolling Rock or Stitches trail.

Absolutely NO CLIMBING will take place on the lower mainline trail.

Race Overview:

Stage 1:


This will be a thigh burner Enter the pain cave on this pedally, long stage. One of the flatter stages, with a few punch climbs will be waiting for riders. There are plenty of wide open, fast sections as well! Bike handling will be key as riders face off camber corners, rock gardens, and tricky tight corners! At the completion of Stage 1, riders will transfer back to the parking lot before ascending the South Boundary Trail.

Stage 2:

Doe Joe > Rolling Rock

If you thought stage 1 was painful, get ready for round 2!! Riders will start on the brand new Doe Joe flow trail, featuring tight berms and short pedally sections. Plenty of turns are to be had on this upper section! There are also some optional lines on this trail, which line is faster? At the end of Doe Joe, riders will continue with a RIGHT HAND turn on the mid mountain double track, with their eyes set on rolling rock. Please continue cautiously down the double track trail as it is very loose and watch the fast right hander on the road!! Riders will then CROSS the mainline trail and make their first left, which is the start of Rolling Rock trail. More berms and fast sections await riders! Cross the first road and keep going, it's not over yet! The end will be right before riders get to the North Elk Hiking trail. Please continue on the N Elk trail back to the parking lot.

Stage 3:

Berm & Ernie

Idahos premier flow trail! It doesn't get much better than this! This is a proper flow trail with awesome berms, rock gardens, pump sections and jumps. It opens up towards the bottom, how fast can you fly through the forest and rally that last berm before the finish line???

Detailed Description
2017 IES Jug Mountain Beginner is a 11 mile intermediate race route located near McCall Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 135 trails. This route climbs 1,675 ft with a max elevation of 5,659 ft then descends -1,671 ft.
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1 Stage 1
  • 2 miles distance
  • 121 ft climb
  • -475 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 1 mile distance
  • 60 ft climb
  • -589 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 4,638 ft distance
  • 36 ft climb
  • -574 ft descent


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    41 min 55 sec
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    5,061 ft
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    5,103 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,108 ft
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    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
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    512 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Shortcut Connector
Aug 18, 2023 @ 10:52am
Aug 18, 2023
Basic training, upper Vandelay, and Doe Joe all in good shape and very fun.
Berm & Ernie
Jul 25, 2023 @ 4:01pm
Jul 25, 2023
Encountered a badger in the third berm corner. Might have had a burrow exit on the top, was too busy dodging badger to see for sure.
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Doe Joe
Sep 14, 2022 @ 12:22pm
Sep 14, 2022
Perfect with the recent rain.
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