4.3 miles
Distance
205 ft
Climb
-1,729 ft
Descent
00:27:51
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Hell's Canyon Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Hell's Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    Hayden
    , Idaho
  • Ref Number
    #234
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #25090 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #32459 in E-Biking
    • #73741 in Trail Running
    • #2528 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS - Idaho Panhandle National Forests Office

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.

There is a large creek crossing through Hayden Creek at the lower trailhead.

Access Info

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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hell's Canyon bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,525 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,641 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,166 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,166 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,641 ft
  • Grade
    -6.7%
  • Grade max
    -69.9%
  • Grade min
    39.8%
  • Distance climb
    3,051 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,745 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:59
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hell's Canyon Trail Reports

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      Jul 30, 2021 @ 10:42am
      Jul 30, 2021
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 12:39pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      Fast and dusty.
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:13pm
      Jul 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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 6 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Paul7 (Oct 7, 2018 at 17:12)
       Trail is riding great recent rain helped immensely. One tree is across the trail on the upper end.
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      • + 0
      Bikeandy23 (Jul 11, 2020 at 11:29)
       Riding great, it looks like they are doing some trail work, so the trail should get even better
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      mercenarygod (Jul 5, 2021 at 7:50)
       Fast trail. A lot of shin busting shail, otherwise pretty chill. A lot of Motos climbing, use caution. You do a lot of climbing for what seems to be a fast descent that's over quickly.
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