5 miles
1,609 ft
-835 ft
Avg time
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Old Sampson Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Palouse Divide
    Potlatch, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    April - November
  • Global Ranking
    #34635 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Old Sampson Trail, Tr 221, is an old road that connects Meadow Creek Road to Palouse Divide Road. It's gentle gradient meanders through cool forest. Towards the upper end of the trail, it links into FS roads, which can have varying levels of forestry operations. To continue to Palouse Divide, turn right when the trail meets the major road.

Access Info

From the Giant White Pine Campground, cross ID Hwy 6 and find the signed trail that connects the Old Sampson Highway. This leads to the old "highway," which is really a reclaimed dirt road. Follow this to Palouse Divide and cross Hwy 6 at 5.6 mi. from the start

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More Stats for Old Sampson Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    774 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,781 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,793 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,567 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    413 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 3, 2018
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to old-sampson-trail trailhead (47.010533, -116.677680)
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Old Sampson Trail Trail Reports

Jul 3, 2018 @ 3:42pm
Jul 3, 2018
The trail's in good condition, with just a few moto-ruts right at the bottom.
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