6 miles
820 ft
-2,295 ft
2 miles
High Point
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  • Riding area
    Lemhi Mountains
    Leadore, Idaho
  • AKA
    Trail #181
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    July 15-Sept.15
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

This is an approximately 6.6 mile singletrack trail that is very remote and difficult. Most of it is rideable, however there is a mandatory carry or hike a bike over the pass due to steepness of the trail and rock scree. The usual direction for this ride is from Mill Lake, over the pass and down the East Fork of Hayden Creek. This ride is only for the advanced or expert rider who is willing to hike a bike for some exceptional mountain scenery. There are a lot of dead trees along the trail and the downfall may be numerous if it hasn't been cleared recently. You can do a loop ride on this trail by going up the Mill Creek Jeep Road #006 approximately six miles to Mill Lake, catching the trail over the pass and riding down the East Fork of Hayden Creek Trail #181 down to the Mill Hayden Loop Road #10 then following that back to your starting point.

Access Info

Access via the Mill Lake Jeep Road #006 to the northeast corner of the lake at the outlet where the singletrack starts. Mill Lake is approximately 15 air miles west of Leadore, Idaho.

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More Stats for East Fork Hayden Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,475 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,393 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,868 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,393 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,362 ft
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on Jul 1, 2015
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East Fork Hayden... Trail Reports

Jul 1, 2015 @ 7:51pm
Jul 1, 2015
Cleared down trees and limbs from trail in East Fork of Hayden Creek. 12 hours, 90 miles driven. (WH)
Jun 28, 2015 @ 7:31pm
Jun 28, 2015
Nov 11, 2014 @ 4:38pm
Nov 11, 2014
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