18 miles
Distance
2,000 ft
Climb
-4,101 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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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

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • 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
    -1,917 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,125 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,042 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,125 ft
  • Grade
    -2.022%
  • Grade max
    -43.341%
  • Grade min
    32.03%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,695 ft
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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ATTACK OF THE  BUTTERFLIES!!! | Gibson Jack...
ATTACK OF THE BUTTERFLIES!!! | Gibson Jack Trail | Pocatello, Idaho
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Corral creek 2012 w/ AW
Corral creek 2012 w/ AW
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Gibson Jack
Oct 19, 2018 @ 11:38am
Oct 19, 2018
Muddy at the top of the non-motorized trail
Windago
Jun 23, 2018 @ 8:29pm
Jun 23, 2018
All clear.
Elk Meadows
May 28, 2018 @ 5:18pm
May 28, 2018
Valve House
May 13, 2017 @ 10:36am
May 13, 2017
Mostly good to go, a few muddy spots where spring runoff coming down trail. Pedal-able until .5 miles past windago junction then large snow patch.
Corral Creek
May 9, 2016 @ 1:50pm
May 9, 2016
Two trees down up near the top, trail is dry.a little bit if runoff ruts near the bottom.
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