18.2 miles
Distance
2,928 ft
Climb
-2,812 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

A classic loop with a few new additions.

Detailed Description
Sterling, Dragon, Midnight, Gibson is a 18 mile expert route located near Pocatello Idaho. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 2,928 ft with a max elevation of 7,094 ft then descends -2,812 ft.
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32 Reviews & Comments

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pebbleflicker (Sep 5, 2022 at 18:28)
Trail Gibson Jack
hard to beat this trail!!!
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pebbleflicker (Sep 5, 2022 at 18:28)
Trail Gibson Jack
hard to beat this trail!!!
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pebbleflicker (Sep 5, 2022 at 18:28)
Trail Gibson Jack
hard to beat this trail!!!
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pebbleflicker (Sep 5, 2022 at 18:28)
Trail Gibson Jack
hard to beat this trail!!!
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pebbleflicker (Sep 4, 2022 at 13:54)
Trail Elk Meadows
dry dry dry, but incredible! fun run!
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pebbleflicker (Sep 3, 2022 at 19:01)
Monument Gultch #029
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Shepb05 (Jun 17, 2022 at 9:06)
Awesome trail that is super fun to ride and you never get old of it. I don’t have a picture but if your coming in from the Gibson side about a mile in there is a swing made out of skis which is perfect for some hot bike pics
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Shepb05 (Jun 17, 2022 at 9:06)
Awesome trail that is super fun to ride and you never get old of it. I don’t have a picture but if your coming in from the Gibson side about a mile in there is a swing made out of skis which is perfect for some hot bike pics
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Kvision (May 16, 2021 at 17:14)
Trail Gibson Jack
Pretty fun trail, not sure it should be a black rating. Aside from a few pops, tight turns and rock gardens there are no features. Could be flowier if it were a bit wider, but a fun descent nonetheless. I climbed up the GJ double track and dropped this, good pairing. There are definitely hikers, so I’d recommend a bell just as an extra buffer.
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Kvision (May 16, 2021 at 17:14)
Trail Gibson Jack
Pretty fun trail, not sure it should be a black rating. Aside from a few pops, tight turns and rock gardens there are no features. Could be flowier if it were a bit wider, but a fun descent nonetheless. I climbed up the GJ double track and dropped this, good pairing. There are definitely hikers, so I’d recommend a bell just as an extra buffer.
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Kvision (May 16, 2021 at 17:14)
Trail Gibson Jack
Pretty fun trail, not sure it should be a black rating. Aside from a few pops, tight turns and rock gardens there are no features. Could be flowier if it were a bit wider, but a fun descent nonetheless. I climbed up the GJ double track and dropped this, good pairing. There are definitely hikers, so I’d recommend a bell just as an extra buffer.
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Kvision (May 16, 2021 at 17:14)
Trail Gibson Jack
Pretty fun trail, not sure it should be a black rating. Aside from a few pops, tight turns and rock gardens there are no features. Could be flowier if it were a bit wider, but a fun descent nonetheless. I climbed up the GJ double track and dropped this, good pairing. There are definitely hikers, so I’d recommend a bell just as an extra buffer.
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Davijer7 (May 13, 2021 at 20:29)
Trail Dragon Tail
This trail is NOT both directions. It should be changed to PRIMARY DOWNHILL.

My GF and I tried going up this and it is hike a bike for atleast 3/4, very miserable experience. The road is also very difficult. If trying to get to the top of the mountain from the women's prison take over the top, don't take this.
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BiNARYBiKE (Jul 1, 2020 at 22:19)
Trail Dragon Tail
Looks like it rarely gets used. Rideable but super over grown and barely more than a game trail in many portions.
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Butryon (Jul 10, 2019 at 7:58)
It's actually called monument gulch.
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Cheesekid103 (Jun 25, 2019 at 9:08)
Cool trail with good views. A bit rocky. Long trail, definitely bring food and pleanty of water.
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Cheesekid103 (Jun 25, 2019 at 9:08)
Cool trail with good views. A bit rocky. Long trail, definitely bring food and pleanty of water.
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Clintj (Nov 16, 2018 at 11:19)
East half: bench cut trail with exposure, lots of small rocks, and fun.
West half: the rocks and roots get bigger, the exposure lessens, and it's a fun rowdy ride to the road.
If you like OTT and Sterling Justice, you'll love this.
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tgoody35 (Sep 2, 2018 at 11:53)
Beautiful trail, I can't even imagine all the work that went into this. Great views, some nice flowy sections, some good rock features, and some great technical riding. There is a lot of very steep exposure for long stretches. This trail is NOT for beginners. Looking forward to riding it again.
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tgoody35 (Sep 2, 2018 at 11:53)
Beautiful trail, I can't even imagine all the work that went into this. Great views, some nice flowy sections, some good rock features, and some great technical riding. There is a lot of very steep exposure for long stretches. This trail is NOT for beginners. Looking forward to riding it again.
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 8:04)
Trail Gibson Jack
Great fun going down! Fun rocks, nice flowers!
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 8:04)
Trail Gibson Jack
Great fun going down! Fun rocks, nice flowers!
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 8:04)
Trail Gibson Jack
Great fun going down! Fun rocks, nice flowers!
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 8:04)
Trail Gibson Jack
Great fun going down! Fun rocks, nice flowers!
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 8:00)
Trail Dragon Tail
Looks like it's still under development. Needs some more riders!
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 7:58)
Nice and shaded. Needs some more traffic to beat back the bushes!
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 7:46)
Great views! A bit technical with some rock gardens -- and don't fall over the edge!
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jntidaho (May 16, 2018 at 7:46)
Great views! A bit technical with some rock gardens -- and don't fall over the edge!
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Zuki17 (Apr 25, 2017 at 18:08)
Trail Gibson Jack
If your looking for a fun ride both up hill and down, this is it. Lots of technical rock gardens and float sections. More of a trail for confident riders.
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Zuki17 (Apr 25, 2017 at 18:08)
Trail Gibson Jack
If your looking for a fun ride both up hill and down, this is it. Lots of technical rock gardens and float sections. More of a trail for confident riders.
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Zuki17 (Apr 25, 2017 at 18:08)
Trail Gibson Jack
If your looking for a fun ride both up hill and down, this is it. Lots of technical rock gardens and float sections. More of a trail for confident riders.
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Zuki17 (Apr 25, 2017 at 18:08)
Trail Gibson Jack
If your looking for a fun ride both up hill and down, this is it. Lots of technical rock gardens and float sections. More of a trail for confident riders.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • Snowshoe
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Sterling, Dragon, Midnight, Gibson mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,203 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,203 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,322 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -54.2%
  • Grade min
    67.7%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,751 ft
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Took my kids up to Gibson Jack for their 2nd or 3rd real MTB ride. They're all jocks, but this is new to them. Tommy froze up.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sep 17, 2022 @ 1:45pm
Sep 17, 2022
wet due to the rain but beautiful as always!
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Jul 2, 2022
Overgrown but manageable.
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Oct 2, 2021 @ 8:18am
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