5 miles
1,646 ft
-870 ft
Avg time
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Old Sampson Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Palouse Divide
    Potlatch, Idaho
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  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Season
    April - November
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    776 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,780 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,786 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,561 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    556 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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