2.1 miles
Distance
808 ft
Climb
-60 ft
Descent
00:35:20
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of John Henry Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

John Henry Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Challis Foothills
    Challis, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #45142 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #88817 in Trail Running
    • #95080 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

This non-motorized, singletrack provides nice vistas of Round Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. It is usually ridden as an out and back but portions of it can be ridden with other connectors (Chukar, Blue View) to form loops. It offers a rideable steady climb through sage and rock followed by a nice descent on the return.

Access Info

Access is via The Foothills trail and the Valley trail. The Foothills trail can be accessed from a small parking area off the Challis dump road or from the Challis Golf Course via the paved path.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for John Henry mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    748 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,882 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,637 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,882 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,630 ft
  • Grade
    6.906%
  • Grade max
    -18.71%
  • Grade min
    26.665%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,379 ft
  • Distance flat
    329 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:40
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      John Henry Trail Reports

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      Apr 17, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Apr 17, 2021
      Fast and dry. Great downhill ride.
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 1:33pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      Fast
      May 9, 2020 @ 1:25pm
      May 9, 2020
      John Henry is in great condition. Dry.
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 1:56pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      Trail riding great overall. Most of the trail is dry. The top quarter mile where it ties in with Blue View is snow covered and wet.
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      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 88 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      Challis1 (May 31, 2020 at 21:29)
       My Favorite long descent on the Foothills Trail System. Its a little bit of a lungbuster to the top either as an out and back or by making a loop and climbing via the Blue Mtn, Lombard and Blue View Trails. Either way it makes for a fun 4-5 mile drop back into the town of Challis. Generally flowy and smooth but with a little tech thrown in for good measure.
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