4 miles
1,057 ft
-1,058 ft
Avg time

Headwaters Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Moscow Mountain
    Moscow, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

The lowest trail on Moscow Mountain, Headwaters is typically the first trail open in the spring, and the last trail open in the fall. It's a great ride to take beginners on, a quick loop when you don't have time for a longer ride, and a good way to connect to longer and more challenging rides on the West side of Moscow Mountain.

The trail can be ridden both directions, but it's a better ride counterclockwise.

It's a popular hiking trail as well, so watch out for hikers particularly on the downhills.

Access Info

Head north of Moscow on Highway 95, then turn off on Lewis road. Stay left as Lewis becomes Foothill road. Park on the side of the road near the bicycle tool/pump station, then continue up the road on your bike. Keep straight into the gates when the road switchbacks up to your left, and go around the left gate (the right one is a private driveway).

The singletrack loop starts to your right after about another 1/4 mile, and ends on the left just across the road from where it starts.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Headwaters Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,146 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,649 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,155 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,155 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,053 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on May 29, 2018
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to headwaters-loop trailhead (46.817969, -116.970508)
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Headwaters Loop Trail Reports

May 29, 2018 @ 10:01pm
May 29, 2018
Dec 1, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Dec 1, 2017
Lower head waters muddy with snow covered/packed snow. Fire road manageable, Moose Noose connector was snow covered, had to walk most of it though...
Aug 12, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Aug 12, 2017
Lots of grass on the sides, hides the trails and such. many corners are completely powder they're so dry
Aug 5, 2017 @ 12:52pm
Aug 5, 2017
Jun 1, 2017 @ 1:38pm
Jun 1, 2017
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Jun 1, 2016 @ 3:21pm
Jun 1, 2016
Headwaters Loop, Moscow

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Extended Headwaters Loop
10 miles

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