18.0 miles
Distance
1,894 ft
Climb
-3,756 ft
Descent
1 mile
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!!!

Detailed Description
2018 IES Pocatello Pedalfest Beginner / Junior is a 18 mile expert race route located near Pocatello Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,894 ft with a max elevation of 7,036 ft then descends -3,756 ft.
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16 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 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 (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 19:14)
Trail Windago
This is a fun trail that hooks you up to some fantastic loop options.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • 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
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.
Windago
Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:22am
Sep 25, 2021
Corral Creek
Jul 6, 2021 @ 10:28am
Jul 6, 2021
Crystal Summit Road
Jan 23, 2021 @ 8:43am
Jan 23, 2021
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