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

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    XC
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

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Headwaters Loop
Dec 1, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Dec 1, 2017
Lower head waters muddy with snow covered/packed snow. Fire road manageable, Moose Noose connector was snow covered, had to walk most of it though could pedal after 3/4ths that way up. Moose marbles was packed snow and mud.
South Side
Dec 1, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Dec 1, 2017
Lower head waters muddy with snow covered/packed snow. Fire road manageable, Moose Noose connector was snow covered, had to walk most of it though could pedal after 3/4ths that way up. Moose marbles was packed snow and mud.
Moose Marbles
Dec 1, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Dec 1, 2017
Lower head waters muddy with snow covered/packed snow. Fire road manageable, Moose Noose connector was snow covered, had to walk most of it though could pedal after 3/4ths that way up. Moose marbles was packed snow and mud.
Switch Blade
Apr 1, 2017 @ 8:25pm
Apr 1, 2017
Jack's Route
Apr 1, 2017 @ 8:25pm
Apr 1, 2017
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