4 miles
Distance
2,480 ft
Climb
-85 ft
Descent
02:39:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hyndman-North Fork Trail

Hyndman-North Fork Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Johnstone
    Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Ref Number
    #7165
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #103563 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS-Ketchum Ranger District

This is a hiking trail. Despite enjoying a lovely, gradual climb, next to a creek for the first half of the trail (3km), expect to hike-a-bike up a steep and loose mountain side the remaining half. On the bright side, you'll have stunning, high altitude, views while you're suffering and struggling to push your bike while sage brush relentlessly pulls at your pedals and slashes any exposed skin. You'll likely end up pushing right up to Pioneer Cabin.

And if you're considering a descent, this is a hiking trail. There are several loose steep descents, exposed switchback corners and washed out side hill traverses that are on the edge of a drop into the creek. Not recommended.

More Stats for Hyndman-North Fork bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,395 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,097 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,492 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,097 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,492 ft
  • Grade
    11.132%
  • Grade max
    -16.094%
  • Grade min
    62.341%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1,404 ft
  • Distance flat
    572 ft
  • Avg time
    02:39:11
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2019
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Double Black Diamond

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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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Hyndman-North Fork Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 9:30am
      Aug 6, 2019
      Trail is all clear.
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      Many trees down on lower section make riding times longer.
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 2:55pm
      Jun 30, 2019
      May 19, 2019 @ 12:57pm
      May 19, 2019
      Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:09pm
      Sep 17, 2018
      Over-rated difficulty, but a fun techy single-track. Quite steep and loose at times. No catch burms. I heard a gal fell off this trail and died...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 13 miles avg distance
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      Routes with this trail

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      Ketchum Black Diamond at Johnstone
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag rockystumpy (Aug 7, 2019 at 6:09)
       Rode up this trail based on the suggestion of a local bike shop. What a terrible mistake. This is a 5 star hiking trail.....or a horrible bike trail.
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