1 mile
Distance
108 ft
Climb
-217 ft
Descent
00:09:10
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Foothills Trail

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Foothills Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Challis Foothills
    Challis, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - October
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #101250 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

This easy trail varies from an old roadbed (no longer open to full size vehicle travel) which is gradually narrowing to a section of legitimate singletrack. Climbs are easy and short but can still provide a little thrill on the downhill segments. You may encounter hikers and dogwalkers in this area so please take note and be courteous. This trail serves as the primary access to the trail system above it. You can access the Lombard trail (via Blue Mountain trail) and the main network via the Valley trail.

Access Info

There are two primary access points for this trail located on either end. There is a parking area on the Challis Dump Rd that accesses the southern/eastern end and it can also be accessed from the north end adjacent to the Challis Golf Course by taking the paved perimeter path around the west side of the course until you encounter a gate and trail signs.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Foothills Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -109 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,308 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,525 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,417 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,308 ft
  • Grade
    -1.5%
  • Grade max
    -17.7%
  • Grade min
    10.2%
  • Distance climb
    2,323 ft
  • Distance down
    4,606 ft
  • Distance flat
    167 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:00
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Status:
on Mar 26, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Foothills Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 26, 2020 @ 2:19am
      Mar 26, 2020
      Mar 23, 2020 @ 3:30pm
      Mar 23, 2020
      One muddy section. Easily passable with no damage to trail.
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 4:07pm
      Nov 1, 2019
      Snowy on about half the tread. Frozen underneath. Very rideable but use caution.
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      Trail in good condition. Recent rains have really firmed up surface.
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 1:56pm
      Oct 13, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 106 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 237 rides
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      Apr 25, 2020 @ 11:48am
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      Oct 17, 2019 @ 6:59pm
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      19 |
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 6:59pm
      Oct 17, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Challis1 (Jun 20, 2020 at 22:25)
       The Foothills Trail, especially when combined with the Bridge and Corner Cutoff trail segments is a great ride and is a good option for newer riders due to the easy grades, good surface and lack of serious technical challenges. There are a lot of fun sections when ridden in either direction, but there is more downhill if ridden from the golf course towards the dump road. Climbs are short and fairly easy but with lots of payoff in flow on the downhills. This trail is easy to access from any of the trailhead locations and offers a quick but fun option when looking for a lunch loop from town.
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