12 miles
Distance
3,451 ft
Climb
-3,451 ft
Descent
4,422 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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More Stats for 257 / Caribou Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,138 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,172 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,172 ft
  • Grade max
    -63.769%
  • Grade min
    66.3%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,176 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail 257 with the Reel Crew out of the CDA !
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Upper Caribou Ridge Trail
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Nov 18, 2018
      icy in spots
      Caribou Ridge Trail
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Nov 18, 2018
      icy. 2 down trees. riding good though
      Trail 257
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Nov 18, 2018
      Lower Caribou Ridge Trail
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Nov 18, 2018
      riding good, frozen dirt.
      Mt Coeur D Alene Summit Access Road
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Nov 18, 2018
      icy in spots
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