10.3 miles
2,988 ft
-2,988 ft
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.

Local Trail Association
Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association (www.bikemoscow.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!


Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Trails in Route

Headwaters Loop5.3 miles
South Side3,028 ft
Moose Marbles5,030 ft
Wagon Train1,070 ft
Rock Taco3,845 ft
Switch Blade5,276 ft
Jack's Route1.1 miles


  • Difficulty rating
  • Bike type
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4.7 miles
  • Distance down
    4.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,497 ft
no votes yet
Layers winter
Map Style
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Headwaters Loop
May 4, 2017 @ 4:13pm
May 4, 2017
Moose Marbles
Apr 15, 2017 @ 4:17pm
Apr 15, 2017
1-2 feet of snow and trees at very top of trail.
South Side
Apr 1, 2017 @ 8:25pm
Apr 1, 2017
Snow in a few spots. Short hike to get past the patches.
Switch Blade
Apr 1, 2017 @ 8:25pm
Apr 1, 2017
Jack's Route
Apr 1, 2017 @ 8:25pm
Apr 1, 2017
more reports »
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.