18 miles
Distance
1,894 ft
Climb
-3,756 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

2018 IES Pocatello Pedalfest Beginner / Junior

COME ONE, COME ALL to the first round of the 2018 Idaho Enduro Series Pocatello Pedalfest Enduro. We are VERY excited to be kicking off our 2018 season with all of you! We have a great course this year, featuring a BRAND NEW stage (Crestline). It is going to be an AMAZING season!

Meeting location - the race will start and end at GIBSON JACK TRAILHEAD. Please DO NOT head up to Scout Mountain Campground.

Gibson Jack Trailhead
9812 Gibson Jack Rd, Pocatello, ID 83204
https://goo.gl/maps/mRAJdDL6DvH2


The Course:

Stage 1)
Upper Valve House DH - are you ready for another screaming fast descent!? This partial single track / partial jeep road should not be taken lightly, its a real burner! Watch for that rock section at the top, what a great way to start stage 2. Pedal hard on the straights and put that head down as you whizz towards the finish.
Riders will have a quick transition down to Windango

Stage 3)
Windago DH - Slightly more pedally than the first 2 stages, Windago promises to get that heart rate going! Some great flow can be found as you descend through the forest along a beautiful creek. Keep your eyes on the trail! You are racing after all!
Riders will transition down the road, watching for West Fork Mink Creek trail on their left.

Stage 4)
Gibson Jack - once considered a top 10 descent in Idaho by local Enduro rider, Tucker Jockham, this trail is one of the crown Jewels of SE Idaho. This stage has it all, technical rock laiden singletrack, buttery smooth flowy bits, and mash those pedal flat sections. You better leave everything you have on the course because this is the LAST stage of the first stop in our 2018 series. Head down to the parking lot, collect your medal, grab a beer and congratulate your fellow riders!!! Meet someone new!

Thanks for reading and we will see you out there folks!!!

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Pocatello Pedalfest
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Route Sections

1 Stage 2 - Upper Valve House DH
  • 2 miles distance
  • 125 ft climb
  • -680 ft descent
2 Stage 3 - Windago DH
  • 2 miles distance
  • 59 ft climb
  • -677 ft descent
3 Stage 4 - Gibson DH
  • 4 miles distance
  • 96 ft climb
  • -1,392 ft descent

Trails in Route

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
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    AM
  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 2018 IES Pocatello Pedalfest Beginner / Junior mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,862 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,175 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,036 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,174 ft
  • Grade
    -2%
  • Grade max
    -54%
  • Grade min
    45%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,277 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Windago
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 2:29pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      Corral Creek
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 10:43am
      Aug 27, 2020
      Dry and hard pack
      Valve House
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      Jun 15, 2020
      Wide-open and awesome. Sometimes it's wide singletrack, sometimes it's more like doubletrack, and other times it's "braided" I guess. Steep enough to go as fast as you could ever want, and enough rocks and ruts to make it interesting. At least to dorks like me.
      Gibson Jack
      Jun 10, 2020 @ 5:16pm
      Jun 10, 2020
      Great trail conditions from rain 2 days ago. There is a fallen tree across the trail near the top of Gibson Jack.
      Elk Meadows
      May 9, 2020 @ 1:00am
      May 9, 2020
      Going East from the gate at West Fork counter clockwise up to Gibson Jack gate is dry and clear, no issues. Going West from the West Fork gate still has snow and mud prevalent.
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