5 miles
Distance
629 ft
Climb
-2,494 ft
Descent
01:35:02
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
    CDT - North Beaverheads
    North Fork, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #83365 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager

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).

More Stats for CDT (South Fork Sheep) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,865 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,713 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,663 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,663 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,798 ft
  • Grade
    -7.651%
  • Grade max
    -39.751%
  • Grade min
    54.372%
  • Distance climb
    5,233 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    845 ft
  • Avg time
    01:35:02
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      CDT (South Fork... Trail Reports

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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 6:08pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      reporter Clear of all deadfall. Vegetation is thick in spots....but that makes these backcountry trails fun right?
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 9:34pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      18 trees down. 15 of them are in the lower third of the trail. Some small, some large. Portions of the trail are fairly overgrown.
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 9:12am
      Jul 4, 2019
      reporter Many chainsaw worth trees down. ~6 in S Fk itself, then once over the ridge and in the main Sheep drainage it gets thick and burly.
      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
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 37 miles avg distance
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      • 5 rides
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