6 miles
Distance
1,092 ft
Climb
-2,550 ft
Descent
2 miles
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Lemhi Mountains
    Leadore, Idaho
  • AKA
    Trail #181
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    July 15-Sept.15
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12010 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • 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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Non-Motorized Trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for East Fork Hayden Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,459 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,393 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,851 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,393 ft
  • Grade
    -4.255%
  • Grade max
    -51.571%
  • Grade min
    46.59%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,751 ft
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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      East Fork Hayden... Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2019 @ 4:07pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      About 60 trees down. Normally that's a deal breaker, but this trail is just too badass. There's also 6 inches of snow at the top now.
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      Dec 9, 2017
      reporter
      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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