12 miles
Distance
3,991 ft
Climb
-3,994 ft
Descent
4,341 ft
High Point

This 12 mile round-trip ride offers a fun 4.5 mile downhill and some great views, close to the towns of Hayden/Hayden Lake with a great backcountry feel. It provides a great workout and quickly gets you into the initial backcountry of the Panhandle National Forest.

Hells Canyon #234 is a brand new trail built by the Forest Service. There are a few short burst climbs as you make you way down the canyon. Keep on the lookout for motorcycles as this is a popular trail for motorcycle users.

The final fun challenge is navigating a large creek crossing through Hayden Creek at the lower trailhead. You'll either make it across high and dry, or drop your feet for a good foot washing.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Hell's Canyon Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,654 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,656 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,654 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -71.226%
  • Grade min
    99.391%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,041 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
  • flag
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