2.9 miles
Distance
32 ft
Climb
-1,825 ft
Descent
00:22:23
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Mikesell Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Ref Number
    #203
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • 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 [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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 and connects with Happy Hour trail to bring you back to the Mike Harris campground and parking area. 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
    -1,792 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,621 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,415 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,413 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,621 ft
  • Grade
    -11.8%
  • Grade max
    -92.7%
  • Grade min
    22.8%
  • Distance climb
    748 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    95 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:23
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:04
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on Nov 11, 2023
Freeze/thaw Cycle
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      Mikesell Canyon Trail Reports

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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 11:30am
      Nov 11, 2023
      Jul 7, 2023 @ 11:16am
      Jul 7, 2023
      Jun 1, 2023 @ 8:34am
      Jun 1, 2023
      Variable, but mostly dry and clear to the top. Accessed as an out and back currently. No access from Mail cabin or Pole Canyon yet.
      Apr 16, 2023 @ 9:51pm
      Apr 16, 2023
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 2:40pm
      Jun 27, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 368 rides
      • Last: Aug 26, 2023

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      Jul 11, 2021 @ 9:39pm
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      Jun 5, 2019 @ 9:59am
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