3 miles
Distance
23 ft
Climb
-1,644 ft
Descent
00:22:32
Avg time
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Pole Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4905 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
  • Land Manager
    Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Basin Ranger District

A consistent climb to an exposed ridgetop. Trail follows and crosses a creek a number of times. Upper section of the climb involves a handful of hike-a-bike sections, including the final push to the ridgetop (which may be under snow until early July). Most commonly ridden as part of the Pole Canyon to Mikesell loop. Carry bear spray.

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More Stats for Pole Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,621 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,497 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,118 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,118 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,497 ft
  • Grade max
    -68.318%
  • Grade min
    6.222%
  • Distance climb
    452 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    75 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:32
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:45
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Status:
on Jul 26, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 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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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Pole Canyon Trail Reports

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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 1:15pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      Good shape, some dry loose gravel sections. The Wild Flowers up top are in good shape. Grass is a little tall, watch for others on the way down!
      Jun 18, 2020 @ 7:47am
      Jun 18, 2020
      Jun 7, 2020 @ 6:26pm
      Jun 7, 2020
      Good to go to just under the ridgeline. All cleared.
      May 6, 2020 @ 11:46am
      May 6, 2020
      Apr 17, 2020 @ 7:15am
      Apr 17, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 54 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      StravaDuro Stage 1-2-3 race
      17 miles

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