5 miles
682 ft
-2,531 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of CDT (South Fork Sheep) Trail


Challenging backcountry riding with rocky sections and areas of thick vegetation. There are 3 tough stream crossings-bring proper footwear or expect wet feet.

If descending, the rowdiness is interrupted by a very steep hike-a-bike where the trail leaves the South Fork drainage and crosses into main Sheep Creek.

If traveling south on the CDT, expect plenty of pushing! The trail climbs from 5800' to 7700'. Then some more should you continue up to where the CDT meets the IDA/MONT border at ~8700' on CDT (4th Of July).

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More Stats for CDT (South Fork Sheep) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,849 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,692 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,660 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,660 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,811 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,248 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,214 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 12, 2018
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cdt-south-fork-sheep trailhead (45.446770, -113.803380)
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CDT (South Fork... Trail Reports

Jul 12, 2018 @ 7:23pm
Jul 12, 2018
reporter Clear of deadfall but for the lower mile to the cabin.
Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:28am
Dec 9, 2017
Aug 7, 2017 @ 8:14pm
Aug 7, 2017
7 dirt bikers logged out 48 down trees from the trail. its ready to ride!
Aug 27, 2016 @ 9:43pm
Aug 27, 2016
Aug 18, 2016 @ 5:40am
Aug 18, 2016
Temporarily Closed for Stein Fire http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4966/
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