32.7 miles
Distance
4,807 ft
Climb
-6,244 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

2018 IES Pocatello Pedalfest PRO / EXPERT / SPORT

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)
Crestline DH - brand new in 2018, this stage starts high on scout mountain and descends quickly through some of the most breathtaking scenery this side of the Mississippi. But dont let your eyes wander too much, we have a technical high speed trail to get down!
Riders will transition back up the road past the campground, heading to stage 2.

Stage 2)
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 PRO / EXPERT / SPORT is a 33 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 23 trails. This route climbs 4,807 ft with a max elevation of 8,107 ft then descends -6,244 ft.
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53 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 19:43)
Arguably one of the most popular trails in P-Towns trail system. you can connect to pretty much any trail you want to all the way to trail creek area, making some huge loops and routes. West Fork is a beautiful trail all the way to Elk Meadows.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:43)
Arguably one of the most popular trails in P-Towns trail system. you can connect to pretty much any trail you want to all the way to trail creek area, making some huge loops and routes. West Fork is a beautiful trail all the way to Elk Meadows.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:43)
Arguably one of the most popular trails in P-Towns trail system. you can connect to pretty much any trail you want to all the way to trail creek area, making some huge loops and routes. West Fork is a beautiful trail all the way to Elk Meadows.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:43)
Arguably one of the most popular trails in P-Towns trail system. you can connect to pretty much any trail you want to all the way to trail creek area, making some huge loops and routes. West Fork is a beautiful trail all the way to Elk Meadows.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:43)
Arguably one of the most popular trails in P-Towns trail system. you can connect to pretty much any trail you want to all the way to trail creek area, making some huge loops and routes. West Fork is a beautiful trail all the way to Elk Meadows.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:43)
Arguably one of the most popular trails in P-Towns trail system. you can connect to pretty much any trail you want to all the way to trail creek area, making some huge loops and routes. West Fork is a beautiful trail all the way to Elk Meadows.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:33)
Trail Crestline
great trail running trail! the views are epic along the base of Scout.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:33)
Trail Crestline
great trail running trail! the views are epic along the base of Scout.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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pebbleflicker (Aug 28, 2022 at 19:24)
Great trail that connects you to other fantastic trails. making a route to Scout Mountain and down Crestline is always fun and challenging.
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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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Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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fluffygoose (May 30, 2021 at 16:43)
Trail Crestline
Not sure why this is marked as no mountain bikes on Trailforks, there is a sign at bottom saying open to hikers, bikes, and dirtbikes
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fluffygoose (May 30, 2021 at 16:43)
Trail Crestline
Not sure why this is marked as no mountain bikes on Trailforks, there is a sign at bottom saying open to hikers, bikes, and dirtbikes
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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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crairm03 (May 20, 2020 at 13:08)
Rode the course on 5/16/20. Top of crestline still pretty snowy, some hike-a-bike required. Upper VHDH a little snow present, lots of mud. Windago and Gibson both hero dirt ????
How do people normally get to the crestline start?
On this ride, I rode from Gibson jack>slate mountain trail>mink Creek road> over scout mountain top road>crestline> to the start, which ended up being 47 miles +8,000' of climbing. Full Enduro bruh.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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Bhicks820 (Jul 21, 2019 at 9:11)
Little more technical on the start with the rocks. Otherwise, a great trail. EXCELLENT for trail running.
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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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Brete (Sep 12, 2016 at 7:30)
Trail Crestline
Uphill -- not good. Several long sections that are too steep and loose to pedal. I hiked probably 40%. The steeper the section, the looser it got. The views made it fun, but I'd never do it again.

Downhill -- a high speed romp through the alpine meadows up top and the bottom half is like the Forest Moon of Endor. Definitely NOT a black diamond, but the loose conditions give it a dark blue, for sure. Leave your XC tires at home. This is Minion country.
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Brete (Sep 12, 2016 at 7:30)
Trail Crestline
Uphill -- not good. Several long sections that are too steep and loose to pedal. I hiked probably 40%. The steeper the section, the looser it got. The views made it fun, but I'd never do it again.

Downhill -- a high speed romp through the alpine meadows up top and the bottom half is like the Forest Moon of Endor. Definitely NOT a black diamond, but the loose conditions give it a dark blue, for sure. Leave your XC tires at home. This is Minion country.
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Shark13 (Aug 30, 2016 at 20:51)
Trail Crestline
Fantastic ride.
Climb up eastfork, bomb down crestline.
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Shark13 (Aug 30, 2016 at 20:51)
Trail Crestline
Fantastic ride.
Climb up eastfork, bomb down crestline.
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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 1 - Crestline DH
2 Stage 2 - Upper Valve House DH
3 Stage 3 - Windago DH
4 Stage 4 - Gibson DH

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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 2018 IES Pocatello Pedalfest PRO / EXPERT / SPORT mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,437 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,175 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,612 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,174 ft
  • Grade
    -0.8%
  • Grade max
    -57.1%
  • Grade min
    58.7%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,913 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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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.
West Fork Mink Creek
Jun 13, 2022 @ 2:38pm
Jun 13, 2022
Rain storm made trail wet, will be dry by tomorrow
Crestline
Oct 21, 2021 @ 9:27am
Oct 21, 2021
Windago
Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:22am
Sep 25, 2021
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