5 miles
Distance
1,341 ft
Climb
-1,737 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #26154 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 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 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
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Status:
on Jul 13, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 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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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Mikesell Trail Reports

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      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
      Apr 17, 2020 @ 7:15am
      Apr 17, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Photos

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      Jul 19, 2020 @ 9:48am
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      Jul 6, 2018 @ 10:09am
      Jul 6, 2018
      89 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 8:54pm
      Aug 7, 2017
      93 |
      Aug 7, 2017 @ 8:54pm
      Aug 7, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Mail Cabin (Shuttle Loop)
      11 miles
      Mail Cabin to Mikesell
      11 miles
      Palisades Traverse
      28 miles
      Mail Cabin to Mosquito
      10 miles

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