3.3 miles
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-1,988 ft
Descent
00:29:59
Avg time
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Mikesell Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #36054 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30262 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District

One of the classic descents in the Teton region. Popular as part of the Mail Cabin - Mikesell loop. Upper section of trail winds through heavy trees, over three root drops (all rollable) and along a beautiful ridgeline in Mikesell Canyon. Lower section follows a drainage to the Mike Harris campground. Use caution on lower section of this trail as it is popular with hikers and hunters in the fall.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mikesell Canyon mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,887 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,527 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,420 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,415 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,527 ft
  • Grade max
    -72.706%
  • Grade min
    29.534%
  • Distance climb
    1,662 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    534 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:59
  • Avg reverse time
    01:44:05
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Status:
on Jun 28, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Mikesell Canyon Trail Reports

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      Jun 28, 2021 @ 4:42pm
      Jun 28, 2021
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 1:56pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      All trees cleared.
      Jun 3, 2021 @ 10:38pm
      Jun 3, 2021
      At least 6 downed trees over the trail. Nothing you can’t easily climb over. Dry to the top though.
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 7:23am
      Apr 12, 2021
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 8:12am
      Aug 18, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 77 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 154 rides
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      Jul 16, 2021 @ 5:33am
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      Jul 11, 2021 @ 9:39pm
      Jul 11, 2021
      83 |
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 9:59am
      Jun 5, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Mail Cabin (Shuttle Loop)
      11 miles
      Mail Cabin to Mikesell
      11 miles
      StravaDuro Stage 1-2-3 race
      17 miles

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