Hell's Canyon Loop Details
Riding areaFarragut State Park
DirectionDownhill PrimaryPopular direction shown
SeasonMay - Nov
Ride in rainYes
Land ManagerUSFS - Idaho Panhandle National Forests Office
This 12 mile round-trip ride offers a fun 4.5 mile downhill and some great views, close to the city of Hayden Lake with a great backcountry feel. It provides a great workout and quickly gets you into the initial backcountry of the Panhandle National Forest.
This is a brand new trail built by the Forest Service. There are a few short burst climbs as you make you way down the canyon. Keep on the lookout for motorcycles as this is a popular trail for motorcycle users.
The final fun challenge is navigating a large creek crossing through Hayden Creek at the lower trailhead. You'll either make it across high and dry, or drop your feet for a good foot washing.
The Ride starts at the lower trailhead of Trail 234 in the designated Parking Lot. Start the climb by heading east on Forest Road 437 until you reach Hudlow Saddle. At Hudlow Saddle take a right onto Forest Road 406. Once at the Forest Road 406 /1511 junction look to your right and you'll find the Upper 234 Trailhead. This will lead you back to the Parking Lot.
Alternatively, you can have your friend shuttle you directly to the Upper 234 Trailhead.
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More Stats for Hell's Canyon Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change-53 ft
Altitude min2,673 ft
Altitude start2,726 ft
Altitude end2,673 ft
Distance climb5 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat2 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Hell's Canyon Loop Trail Reports
Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:13pmJul 9, 2018
|Long, long somewhat tedious climb on forest service road. Actual trail starts 2/3 of the way through loop. Conditions are variable to say the...|
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