18.0 miles
1,894 ft
-3,756 ft
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

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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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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    Black Diamond
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More Stats for 2018 IES Pocatello Pedalfest Beginner / Junior mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 4 min
  • Altitude change
    -1,862 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,175 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,036 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,174 ft
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  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,277 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Gibson Jack
Aug 6, 2023 @ 3:22pm
Aug 6, 2023
Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) typical overgrown vegetation isn't a big deal. however, about .50 above the bridge over North Fork of Gibson, the trail is (was) covered with grass and under that grass, part of the trail has eroded (gibson mountain side). im sure a few bikers have hit it and ended up on the ground. it sent me flying when i hit it while running. i tore out the grass that was hidingthe trail, but still a hazard to watch out for.
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