10 miles
Distance
2,988 ft
Climb
-2,988 ft
Descent
4,354 ft
High Point

This route takes the Headwaters loop, and extends it with some of the most fun trails on the East side of Moscow Mountain.

Aside from the fire road climb from the start to the trailhead, it's 90% single track with some unique features and beautiful terrain.

Watch for hikers particularly on the fire road up to the trail, and the first section of the Headwaters Loop, before you take off on the South Side trail.

Right now the Moose Marbles climb is a bit of a grind, but soon you'll have the option of climbing up switchbacks that should make it a bit less painful.

Try and keep a grin off your face as you come down Switch Blade.

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Trails in Route

Headwaters Loop5 miles
South Side3,028 ft
Moose Marbles5,030 ft
Wagon Trail1,070 ft
Rock Taco3,845 ft
Switch Blade5,276 ft
Jack's Route1 miles

Details

More Stats for Extended Headwaters Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,864 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,865 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,865 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -41.228%
  • Grade min
    43.559%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,497 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Headwaters Loop
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 11:43am
      Dec 23, 2018
      Polished ice, barely walkable. Duff covering some of the ice making it hard to spot.
      South Side
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 1:57pm
      Aug 18, 2018
      Moose Marbles
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 10:02am
      Jul 11, 2018
      Moose Marbles is packed out, and as turned into a really fun, smooth bermed downhill trail.
      Rock Taco
      May 29, 2018 @ 10:02pm
      May 29, 2018
      Switch Blade
      Apr 1, 2017 @ 8:25pm
      Apr 1, 2017
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