12.0 miles
Distance
2,531 ft
Climb
-2,568 ft
Descent
4,418 ft
High Point

Full Caribou Loop. Starts at campground, up Beauty Creek Road (paved), up 257, up FS road to summit, down Caribou all the way back to campground. Warning - lower Caribou is very difficult with steep exposure in places.

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257 / Caribou Loop is a 12 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Coeur d'Alene Idaho. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 2,531 ft with a max elevation of 4,418 ft then descends -2,568 ft.
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for 257 / Caribou Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 0 min
  • Altitude change
    -35 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,139 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,180 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,146 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -68.8%
  • Grade min
    67.4%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,225 ft
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Caribou Ridge Tree Surfing
Caribou Ridge Tree Surfing
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May 24, 2021
Harley testing his tree surfing techniques at Caribou Ridge, this corner gets a lot of people hahaha.
Trail 257 | Beauty Creek, ID | Idaho...
Trail 257 | Beauty Creek, ID | Idaho Singletrack | Mountain Bike
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Upper Caribou Ridge Trail
May 3, 2024 @ 5:08pm
May 3, 2024
Downed tree about a minute into the descent, plenty of time to stop before hand
Caribou Ridge Trail
Apr 21, 2024 @ 3:16am
Apr 21, 2024
Cut out and clear as off 4/21 donate to lake city trail alliance
Mt Coeur D Alene Summit Access Road
Apr 21, 2024 @ 3:16am
Apr 21, 2024
3 spots up top you will need hike a bike.
Lower Caribou Ridge Trail
Apr 14, 2024 @ 1:53am
Apr 14, 2024
All clear!
FSR #439
Aug 12, 2023 @ 9:41pm
Aug 12, 2023
Between trail #257 and caribou ridge, there's a tree tilted over the road about to fall over. It's leaning across the road and being held up by another tree on the opposite side of the road. A strong breeze will probably blow that sucker over.
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  • By MTT77 & contributors
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