19.7 miles
Distance
3,848 ft
Climb
-3,844 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

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Detailed Description
Basin to Crest is a 20 mile intermediate race route located near Sandpoint Idaho. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 3,848 ft with a max elevation of 6,102 ft then descends -3,844 ft.
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19 Reviews & Comments

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ashlemon (Oct 28, 2022 at 16:14)
Fun flowing and fast descent - way smoother than Highpoint which will rattle your teeth out.
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ourfreeridelife (Aug 27, 2022 at 15:53)
Trail Upper Basin
Watch out for black bear, I encountered a big ass black bear right before the up hill after the corner today on my bike alittle too close for comfort. Bring your bear spray... make noises.
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bizango-x (Jul 16, 2022 at 17:53)
Cool trail. Tons of bear grass in mid July. Wonderful views. As are most trails in the area, it can be rocky.
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bizango-x (Jul 16, 2022 at 17:51)
Trail High Point
Cool trail. It is climbable, but you need to have good legs and an even better attitude. Rocky as get get up a ways. Views are awesome. A bit chunky on the way down, but that’s the nature of trails in this area.
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bizango-x (Jul 16, 2022 at 17:51)
Trail High Point
Cool trail. It is climbable, but you need to have good legs and an even better attitude. Rocky as get get up a ways. Views are awesome. A bit chunky on the way down, but that’s the nature of trails in this area.
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johnputman (Jun 30, 2022 at 11:19)
Rained some last night. Hero dirt today. Shuttle starts 7/2.
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johnputman (Jun 30, 2022 at 11:19)
Rained some last night. Hero dirt today. Shuttle starts 7/2.
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johnputman (Jun 30, 2022 at 11:19)
Rained some last night. Hero dirt today. Shuttle starts 7/2.
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wcmitch (May 25, 2022 at 8:53)
Rode 5/24. Perfect condition. Only one small puddle to ride around. Great dirt at the moment.
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wcmitch (May 25, 2022 at 8:53)
Rode 5/24. Perfect condition. Only one small puddle to ride around. Great dirt at the moment.
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wcmitch (May 25, 2022 at 8:53)
Rode 5/24. Perfect condition. Only one small puddle to ride around. Great dirt at the moment.
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davidscole (Jul 7, 2021 at 13:15)
Trail High Point
Really fun and cool trail. Feels like it just keeps going. Well made and well maintained. Amazing woods and scenery. Super fun. Connect it to Sidewinder and Sparky and just keep going. Highly enjoyable.
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davidscole (Jul 7, 2021 at 13:15)
Trail High Point
Really fun and cool trail. Feels like it just keeps going. Well made and well maintained. Amazing woods and scenery. Super fun. Connect it to Sidewinder and Sparky and just keep going. Highly enjoyable.
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Ericandannie (Jul 5, 2020 at 10:50)
Trail High Point
Highpoint, sidewinder, sparky, lower basin xc. What an awesome long descent. About 10 miles with only 350ish ft of easy climbing. Great views at top to a flowy descent. What more could you ask for? Awesome.
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Ericandannie (Jul 5, 2020 at 10:50)
Trail High Point
Highpoint, sidewinder, sparky, lower basin xc. What an awesome long descent. About 10 miles with only 350ish ft of easy climbing. Great views at top to a flowy descent. What more could you ask for? Awesome.
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ryandegrunt (Jul 31, 2019 at 19:21)
Trail Sparky
Trail closed don't know why!
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Palmerton (Aug 2, 2017 at 20:25)
Trail High Point
Me thinks the author has left an awful lot of goodness out of the description. First, if riding downhill is the starting point nearby selkirk powder at the summit of Schwietzer. Needs to be on your hitlist if you like bck cntry winter sports. Second it leaves out the obvious connections to ninja and the lower basin which adds up to north of 4000 vert with the cost of a beer for a shuttle back up. Third the lower basin is chock a block full of hits and berms. Oh and a section with features. My working theory is, they want keep it a secret. Stuff here to keep Everybody happy and smiling. like i said they're trying to keep traffic down.
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Palmerton (Aug 2, 2017 at 20:25)
Trail High Point
Me thinks the author has left an awful lot of goodness out of the description. First, if riding downhill is the starting point nearby selkirk powder at the summit of Schwietzer. Needs to be on your hitlist if you like bck cntry winter sports. Second it leaves out the obvious connections to ninja and the lower basin which adds up to north of 4000 vert with the cost of a beer for a shuttle back up. Third the lower basin is chock a block full of hits and berms. Oh and a section with features. My working theory is, they want keep it a secret. Stuff here to keep Everybody happy and smiling. like i said they're trying to keep traffic down.
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jhaenny (Jun 25, 2017 at 22:34)
Trail Sparky
A lot of fun. Dirt was packed and damp! Super fast. No blowouts or loose sections. Road Highpoint from the top, Ninja, Sidewinder and ended with Sparky. Saw 2 young cougar running down the trail on Sparky. They jumped off trail at the old jeep trail and went up. Crazy!
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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Basin to Crest mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,558 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,558 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,562 ft
  • Grade max
    -83.9%
  • Grade min
    60.7%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Sparky
Oct 29, 2022 @ 10:40am
Oct 29, 2022
Sloppy mess, not worth the wet butt.
Upper Basin
Oct 20, 2022 @ 9:39am
Oct 20, 2022
Exposed roots
Lower Basin XC (sb 4 - sb 6)
Oct 20, 2022 @ 2:39am
Oct 20, 2022
Pop did a great job building this trail. They implemented all the IMBA techniques for controlling erosion.
Corkscrew
Aug 28, 2022 @ 4:53pm
Aug 28, 2022
heads up to everyone I came across a small black bear today on the lower section of corkscrew
High Point
Aug 8, 2022 @ 11:20am
Aug 8, 2022
Awesome trail up to the top, yes dry in places but not bad in the trees.
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