3 miles
Distance
591 ft
Climb
-2,047 ft
Descent
00:35:09
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mt Coeur D Alene
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Late spring,summer,fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #15111 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Lower caribou ridge trail starts at the junction of caribou ridge trail, and trail 258(the connector). While the first 3/4 of this trail may not seem like a double black diamond trail, the lower 1/4 is a VERY technical group of switchbacks, that include drops, rocks, off camber trail, roots and A LOT of exposure. This section may also have soft to unstable tread. Protrusion and encroachment into the trail corridor by plants, trees and/or rocks is common. Please use caution when riding this trail.

More Stats for Lower Caribou Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,456 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,138 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,637 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,634 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,178 ft
  • Grade max
    -100.805%
  • Grade min
    83.8%
  • Distance climb
    3,653 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,799 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:13
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.45 (7 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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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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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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      Directions to lower-caribou-ridge-trail trailhead (47.596320, -116.678500)
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      Lower Caribou... Trail Reports

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      Sep 27, 2019 @ 9:44am
      Sep 27, 2019
      Narrow trail. Some really nice drops. Jagged rocks that are wet in the fall. Most are makeable. Walk some of them if wet. Cliff can be sketchy...
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 8:43am
      Aug 10, 2019
      There is a tree "down" in the middle of the trail (well, standing vertically like a pole) somewhere on the first half of the ride. Watch out for it!
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Nov 18, 2018
      riding good, frozen dirt.
      Oct 24, 2018 @ 8:59pm
      Oct 24, 2018
      With the onset of fall, all the leaves that needed brushed are now gone. Although there is one smaller tree down on the upper part of this lower...
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 4:43pm
      Jul 6, 2018
      reporter Needs brushing in spots. Still rideable, just as fast as usual.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 42 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 108 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 2, 2017 @ 4:17pm
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      110 |
      Sep 2, 2017 @ 4:17pm
      Sep 2, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      257 / Caribou Loop
      12 miles
      cda8
      22 miles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag bizango-x (Aug 6, 2017 at 13:24)
       Rode this for the first time today. The upper part is a lot like 257 et al in this area...fun, not too steep to techy singletrack. The lower part is pretty exposed and has some challenging rock and root features. It reminds me a little bit of the Portal Trail in Moab. Fun, but you better be ok with trail carved into a steep hillside!
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