24.3 miles
Distance
2,906 ft
Climb
-4,360 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

The Idaho Enduro Series is proud to present the 2017 Pocatello Pedal Fest Enduro We are excited to offer this new venue for 2017 and a chance for some of our eastern Idaho friends to participate close to home!

The Pocatello Pedal Fest Enduro will plunge racers in to some of the best mountain biking that Southeastern Idaho has to offer. Racers will test their mettle as they face race stages of over 10 minutes, 26 total miles on the bike, 3900ft of climbing, and a massive 4800ft of descending. The Pocatello Pedal Fest Enduro will be a HUGE adventure on the bike.

Beginners/Junior racers will racing a slightly modified course, but should prove to be equally as awesome. Those brave souls who choose take on this epic challenge will be met with glory and bragging rights as the Pocatello Pedal Fest will be a true "East versus West" showdown. Do you have what it takes?

Course Descriptions:

Stage 1 - Upper Valve House - A 15 minute climb from Scout Mountain campground takes you to the start of stage 1. To start it off, drop from the East Fork Mink Creek into a wide open, kamikaze downhill on an old two track. Get on the pedals and stay off the brakes! Ruts, stream crossings and plenty of room to work with should get the early morning blood flowing. Stage 1 will end just before a short climb. Transfer up a quick steep pitch and get ready for Stage 2

Stage 2 - Windago - After a 5 minute transfer, Stage 2 will take off down the tight, twisty singletrack of Windago. Navigate the big rut at the top, stay out of the creek, and rail the countless natural berms through the pine trees. Towards the bottom get back on those pedals and pump your way through the moto whoops to the finish.

Stage 3 - After a longer transfer up Crystal Summit Road, get ready for the fastest stage of the day. One of Pocatello’s most popular downhill’s, Corral Creek is the perfect mix of rocks, roots, tight berms, and wide open sections. Advice? 5 minutes of full gas, no brakes, full enduro.

Stage 4 - After another good transfer up West Fork, arrive at the pink gate leading into Gibson Jack. This will be the longest stage of the day, with roughly 10 minutes of non stop action. Thanks to local volunteers and BLM fire crews, the brush has been cut back, sight lines opened up, and Gibson is ready for a thrashing. Stage 4 starts off through a twisty meadow, flows in and out of the trees through relentlessly rocky, often exposed, off camber sections, and finishes with an all out sprint to the expo area (and the beer). Watch for several sneaky corners in the middle of the stage. Pedaling will once again be a necessary evil, but be careful of the pedal strikers hiding in the tall grass…

Check out our stage 4 PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKIrR9vrkZg

Detailed Description
2017 IES Pocatello Pedal Fest Enduro Sport / Expert / Pro is a 24 mile intermediate race route located near Pocatello Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 2,906 ft with a max elevation of 7,072 ft then descends -4,360 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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pebbleflicker (Sep 5, 2022 at 18:28)
Trail Gibson Jack
hard to beat this trail!!!
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pebbleflicker (Sep 4, 2022 at 13:54)
Trail Elk Meadows
dry dry dry, but incredible! fun run!
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:43)
Arguably one of the most popular trails in P-Towns trail system. you can connect to pretty much any trail you want to all the way to trail creek area, making some huge loops and routes. West Fork is a beautiful trail all the way to Elk Meadows.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:14)
Trail Windago
This is a fun trail that hooks you up to some fantastic loop options.
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Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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Kvision (May 16, 2021 at 17:14)
Trail Gibson Jack
Pretty fun trail, not sure it should be a black rating. Aside from a few pops, tight turns and rock gardens there are no features. Could be flowier if it were a bit wider, but a fun descent nonetheless. I climbed up the GJ double track and dropped this, good pairing. There are definitely hikers, so I’d recommend a bell just as an extra buffer.
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Claquesous (Apr 21, 2021 at 7:02)
Trail Valve House
Late April- trail covered with snow about 2 miles in
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BiNARYBiKE (Jul 2, 2020 at 9:19)
Trail Birthday
Gets pretty overgrown in parts, but this is a pretty cool single track forest decent. Buff and curvy.
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JakeEPooh (Jun 15, 2020 at 17:55)
Trail Valve House
Haven't run into any free-ranging cattle yet this year.
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sc13nc3 (May 12, 2020 at 16:43)
Trail Corral Creek
I ran down this trail on 5/11/20. The trail is in good condition with a few areas that could use some repair but could still easily be ridden. Lots of afternoon shade, plenty of wildlife. Watch out for moose.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Cheesekid103 (Jul 2, 2019 at 12:18)
Trail Birthday
Nice curvy woods trail
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Clintj (Jun 26, 2019 at 13:07)
Trail Corral Creek
Large tree down, about halfway down.
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 8:04)
Trail Gibson Jack
Great fun going down! Fun rocks, nice flowers!
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Zuki17 (Apr 25, 2017 at 18:08)
Trail Gibson Jack
If your looking for a fun ride both up hill and down, this is it. Lots of technical rock gardens and float sections. More of a trail for confident riders.
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Shark13 (Jul 11, 2016 at 21:19)
Trail Valve House
For those not local (like me) and not familiar with trail, there are free range cows everywhere on this trail. Be prepared to find a carwash after for your bike and yourself.
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Route Sections

1 Valve - Stage 1
2 Windago - Stage 2
3 Corral - Stage 3
4 Gibson - Stage 4

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for 2017 IES Pocatello Pedal Fest Enduro Sport / Expert / Pro mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,454 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,158 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,612 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,157 ft
  • Grade
    -1.1%
  • Grade max
    -51.2%
  • Grade min
    43.8%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,821 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Gibson Jack
Sep 17, 2022 @ 1:45pm
Sep 17, 2022
wet due to the rain but beautiful as always!
Elk Meadows
Jul 2, 2022 @ 4:50pm
Jul 2, 2022
Overgrown but manageable.
Birthday
Jul 2, 2022 @ 4:50pm
Jul 2, 2022
Overgrown but manageable.
West Fork Mink Creek
Jun 13, 2022 @ 2:38pm
Jun 13, 2022
Rain storm made trail wet, will be dry by tomorrow
Windago
Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:22am
Sep 25, 2021
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