4 miles
Distance
1,057 ft
Climb
-1,058 ft
Descent
00:34:10
Avg time

Headwaters Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Moscow Mountain
    Moscow, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14538 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -42.897%
  • Grade min
    38.216%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,053 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:10
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:38
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Status:
on Dec 23, 2018
Icy
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Headwaters Loop Trail Reports

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      Dec 23, 2018 @ 11:43am
      Dec 23, 2018
      Polished ice, barely walkable. Duff covering some of the ice making it hard to spot.
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 7:13pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter About 65% hardpack/ice. Great ride on my Fatbike w/studs.
      Dec 17, 2018 @ 1:52pm
      Dec 17, 2018
      Probably 80% of the trail is covered in snow or ice. On my non-fat-bike I ended up walking close to 50% of it. I expect most of it would be...
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Nov 19, 2018
      Good condition - hero dirt.
      May 29, 2018 @ 10:01pm
      May 29, 2018
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      Feb 2, 2019 @ 5:41pm
      Feb 2, 2019
      Headwaters Loop, My City
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      Feb 2, 2019 @ 5:40pm
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      Headwaters Loop, My City
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      Headwaters Loop, My City
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      Jun 1, 2016 @ 3:21pm
      Jun 1, 2016
      Headwaters Loop, Moscow

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