2.8 miles
Distance
493 ft
Climb
-1,065 ft
Descent
00:32:05
Avg time

PLT Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moscow Mountain
    Moscow, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April - November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #60875 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10328 in Trail Running
    • #18340 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

After crossing Twin Creek, the trail immediately climbs exhausting switchbacks through the forest. Once you get to the top, you're ready for Moscow Mountain's longest and (in my opinion) best downhills, full of switchbacks, flow sections and the longest wooden bridges on the planet. You'll end up back on the road, about .5 miles above your car.

Access Info

Drive up Moscow Mountain Road and park at either Gnat Creek, Trail Landing, or Warnick. Access Lower PLT off the road just above Trail Landing, or access PLT via Cabin Trail or Lower LaFortunes.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for PLT mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -572 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,313 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,075 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,885 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,314 ft
  • Grade
    -3.8%
  • Grade max
    -46.5%
  • Grade min
    44.9%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    906 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:04
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Status:
on Sep 17, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.8 (5 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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      PLT Trail Reports

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      Sep 17, 2021 @ 3:05pm
      Sep 17, 2021
      Overgrown through the tamaracks near the bottom.
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 2:44pm
      Jun 15, 2021
      Downed Tree about half way down.
      May 21, 2021 @ 11:14pm
      May 21, 2021
      PLT = Porcupine Lumbering Down the Trail! Saw a huge, fat prickle pig near the top of the trail. Downed tree has been cut out (thanks, Matt or...
      May 11, 2021 @ 8:09pm
      May 11, 2021
      All clear except for one large tree down across the trail toward the top. You can climb over it.
      May 7, 2021 @ 5:01pm
      May 7, 2021
      Aside from the down tree, snow free and in good shape.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 209 rides
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      May 24, 2020 @ 8:04pm
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      May 24, 2020
      50 |
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 11:12am
      Dec 22, 2019

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