12.4 miles
Distance
1,978 ft
Climb
-2,010 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

2018 IES Jug Mountain BEGINNER

Welcome to the final stop of the 2018 Idaho Enduro Series We are excited to be closing down the season in style at Jug Mountain Ranch.

The race course will consist of 3 timed stages featuring close to 1,800ft of climbing / descending 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 on a mix of single track and double track access road, up towards Jug Mountain Lookout. Continue past the end of South Boundary Trail to the shortcut connector (mainline) to access the start of stage 1 (Vandelay).

Race Overview:

Stage 1 - Vandelay

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 down MAINLINE to the main venue area.

Stage 2 - 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??? Riders are welcome to grab a quick drink in the parking lot before heading back up the south boundary transition.


Stage 3 - Doe Joe to Clubhouse

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 slight right hand turn on to the Elk Clubhouse connector trail. Please be on the lookout for the sharp UPHILL left hand turn directing riders up to the clubhouse. Quick shift in to some low gears and hammer up that hill to the finish line!! You made it!

Detailed Description
2018 IES Jug Mountain BEGINNER is a 12 mile intermediate race route located near McCall Idaho. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 41 trails. This route climbs 1,978 ft with a max elevation of 5,663 ft then descends -2,010 ft.
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53 Reviews & Comments

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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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pfchurchill WMNEMBA (Sep 26, 2021 at 11:55)
This is double track. There is a new singletrack nit shown here called Badic Trainig. MUCH BETTER, MIRR SCENIC CLIMB UP.
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ddup (Jul 20, 2021 at 18:56)
Trail Vandelay
EMtb allowed
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ddup (Jul 20, 2021 at 18:56)
Trail Vandelay
EMtb allowed
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
[Reply]
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
[Reply]
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
[Reply]
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
[Reply]
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ddup (Jul 1, 2021 at 17:33)
I’ve recently rode Jug Mtn on both eMtb & acoustic bike. Read the uphill trail signs for PA bikes. No uphill traveling on Main line with eMtb PA bikes.
[Reply]
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manzanitaadventures (Jun 12, 2021 at 13:53)
Trail Berm & Ernie
Must do trail when visiting Jug Mountain as anyone you ask would tell you. Super fun, flowy trail. Do yourself a favor and climb the new trail called Basic Training; way better climb than South Boundary
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manzanitaadventures (Jun 12, 2021 at 13:53)
Trail Berm & Ernie
Must do trail when visiting Jug Mountain as anyone you ask would tell you. Super fun, flowy trail. Do yourself a favor and climb the new trail called Basic Training; way better climb than South Boundary
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:45)
Trail Berm & Ernie
I can definitely see why this one is a staple! So many amazing berms, and I love a flow trail that incorporates rocks and well placed optional jumps. Well done builders, you made some magic with this one!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:45)
Trail Berm & Ernie
I can definitely see why this one is a staple! So many amazing berms, and I love a flow trail that incorporates rocks and well placed optional jumps. Well done builders, you made some magic with this one!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:41)
Trail Vandelay
Super fun singletrack with some sneaky corners and fun rock moves!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:41)
Trail Vandelay
Super fun singletrack with some sneaky corners and fun rock moves!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
[Reply]
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
[Reply]
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
[Reply]
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
[Reply]
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
[Reply]
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Scratchzilla (Jul 10, 2020 at 6:39)
This was my favorite climbing route for the Jug mountain zone and looks like there’s some freshie fresh trail being cut to make it even better!
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jsnswt (Jun 17, 2019 at 18:59)
Trail Berm & Ernie
What a fun place! Super fun flow trail, berms are sweet!
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jsnswt (Jun 17, 2019 at 18:59)
Trail Berm & Ernie
What a fun place! Super fun flow trail, berms are sweet!
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idmtbiker52 (Aug 20, 2017 at 12:26)
Trail Doe Joe
Great trail with lots of berms and turns.
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idmtbiker52 (Aug 20, 2017 at 12:26)
Trail Doe Joe
Great trail with lots of berms and turns.
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idmtbiker52 (Aug 19, 2017 at 14:24)
Trail Vandelay
One if my favorites to ride back to the main parking. Some sections are technical
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idmtbiker52 (Aug 19, 2017 at 14:24)
Trail Vandelay
One if my favorites to ride back to the main parking. Some sections are technical
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 1 mile distance
  • 121 ft climb
  • -497 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 4,935 ft distance
  • 57 ft climb
  • -598 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 2 miles distance
  • 84 ft climb
  • -659 ft descent

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  • Difficulty rating
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More Stats for 2018 IES Jug Mountain BEGINNER mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,030 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,062 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,030 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -44.3%
  • Grade min
    28%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,284 ft
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