3,562 ft
Distance
189 ft
Climb
-469 ft
Descent
00:22:20
Avg time

Samalia Details

  • Riding Area
    Moscow Mountain
    Moscow, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #38913 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Moscow Mountain's only real sanctioned downhill trail. I was first introduced to it by a rider who said, "I decided to check it out, made it about 15 feet, then said 'nope' and turned around."

If Samalia itself isn't enough for you, it cuts through Moscow Mountain's hidden North-Shore style jump trail known as Sentinal, though this trail is unridable in sections due to the collapsing of many of its features.

Access Info

The trail heads straight in a clearing at the top of Up and Over but it can also be entered from Foothill Road, and drops you out on another fire road. Head left on this fire-road to connect with La Fortune's Flight, Private Lands and more.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Samalia bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -281 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,681 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,097 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,097 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,816 ft
  • Grade
    -7.885%
  • Grade max
    -56.493%
  • Grade min
    52.531%
  • Distance climb
    1,451 ft
  • Distance down
    2,072 ft
  • Distance flat
    39 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:20
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2017
Variable
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to samalia trailhead (46.813200, -116.894470)
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Samalia Trail Reports

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Oct 29, 2017 @ 6:53pm
Oct 29, 2017
Downed tree right in the middle of the rock garden
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag zmums (May 31, 2017 at 16:13)
 This is the only real pnw style steep trail around. Lots of fun, I've rebuilt it several times.
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