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

traildateconditiondescription
Headwaters Loop
Aug 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Aug 12, 2017
Lots of grass on the sides, hides the trails and such. many corners are completely powder they're so dry
South Side
Aug 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Aug 12, 2017
Moose Marbles
Aug 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Aug 12, 2017
A few of the corners are getting blown out but it's excellent! Needs some work on it after some water comes our way.
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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