5.4 miles
Distance
1,341 ft
Climb
-1,737 ft
Descent
00:48:17
Avg time
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Mikesell Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Ref Number
    #203
  • AKA
    Mike Harris
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #61008 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District

Climb and descend along ridgelines, through heavy timber up and over saddles. This ride is classic adventure. Trail is most frequently ridden as part of a loop from Mail Cabin down Mikesell Canyon. Trail surface varies and can get impacted by sheep in fall months. Beautiful wildflowers and views of Teton Valley and deep into the Palisade Range in summer. Carry bear spray.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mikesell mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -397 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,321 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,966 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,803 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,406 ft
  • Grade
    -1.399%
  • Grade max
    -44.217%
  • Grade min
    34.239%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,831 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:17
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on Jun 18, 2021
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      Mikesell Trail Reports

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      Jun 18, 2021 @ 6:03am
      Jun 18, 2021
      Trail has been cleared. Few small isolated patches of snow remain.
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 9:34am
      Jul 13, 2020
      Clear and dry. Perfect time to ride.
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 7:13pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      There are a few drifts and a couple downed trees. It the trail for the most part is rideable.
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 4:06pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      Trail clear from Mail Cabin intersection to Mikesell Canyon. BUT, the upper 1/2 mile of Mail Cabin has a LOT of snow. We probably walked 1/4 of...
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 12:29pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      Snow packed where it meets Mail Cabin Trail
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      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Mail Cabin (Shuttle Loop)11 miles
      Palisades Traverse28 miles
      Mail Cabin to Mikesell11 miles
      Mail Cabin to Mosquito10 miles

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