6.1 miles
Distance
1,155 ft
Climb
-417 ft
Descent
01:45:19
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Lower Palisades Creek Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Palisades / Snake River Range
    Swan Valley, Idaho
  • Ref Number
    #084
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    April-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #37863 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9366 in Trail Running
    • #1367 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Non-motorized singletrack trail to Lower Palisades Lake and beyond. This trail accesses Upper Palisades Lake and trails deeper in the Snake River Mountain Range when the high country is snow free.

Palisades Creek Trail drys early in the season and stays ridable late in the year too. These shoulder seasons may be the best time to ride to the lakes as this is a very popular hiking trail in the region.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lower Palisades Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    737 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,564 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,336 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,564 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,299 ft
  • Grade
    2.3%
  • Grade max
    -24.7%
  • Grade min
    38.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,304 ft
  • Avg time
    01:45:19
  • Avg reverse time
    01:57:08
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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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      Lower Palisades... Trail Reports

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      Jul 3, 2021 @ 7:49pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      May 1, 2021 @ 9:35pm
      May 1, 2021
      Short sections of snow remain in a few spots.
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 4:44pm
      Jun 9, 2020
      May 3, 2020 @ 12:38pm
      May 3, 2020
      reporter
      May 3, 2020 @ 12:37pm
      May 3, 2020
      reporter Dry and rideable to Chicken Springs. Typical snow patches but clear with some mud. No flooding yet. Heavy snow up from Chicken Springs Jct.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 86 rides
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      Jun 6, 2021 @ 6:33pm
      Jun 6, 2021

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Little Elk Creek, Waterfall, Palisades Creek
      17 miles
      Palisades Lakes
      17 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Oldmanjeff81 (Jun 23, 2018 at 13:12)
       Dry, fun ride. Careful of hikers..
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Orrmadi (Jul 11, 2020 at 18:04)
       The downhill on this is SO FUN. If you are planning on going farther than lower palisades be aware, it is insanely intense. Loose rock everywhere and a million hikers.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      AKMountaineer (Jun 6, 2021 at 18:29)
       A good challenge for the intermediate rider. The trail is fairly smooth and flowy until you approach the lower lake after which there are dozens of rocky sections. Makes for an epic ride!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      sixers2009 (Jul 20, 2021 at 18:16)
       Very up and down somewhat technical trail.
      [Reply]

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