3 miles
Distance
386 ft
Climb
-1,258 ft
Descent
00:40:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shields Creek (673) Trail

Shields Creek (673) Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-September
  • Global Ranking
    #25505 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This singletrack trail is used primarily for a downhill run. The trail goes through burn areas with many dead trees, open meadows, and lodgepole pine forest. It is a fun downhill run with some short uphill segments. There are several sharp switchbacks on the western end. If you do a loop on this trail, the Colter Creek Trail makes an excellent uphill return. You can also do a longer run by going past Overwich Falls and out Warm Springs Creek Trail for a longer shuttle ride.

Access Info

The typical eastern end access for this trail is via the Warm Springs Ridge Trail 177 which can be accessed via road from Lost Trail Pass in the summer.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Shields Creek (673) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -871 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,789 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,880 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,660 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,789 ft
  • Grade
    -5.074%
  • Grade max
    -96.673%
  • Grade min
    57.045%
  • Distance climb
    4,389 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    458 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:17
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 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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  • > 80%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      Shields Creek (673) Trail Reports

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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 6:20am
      Aug 27, 2018
      reporter Reopened after Fish project.
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 1:17pm
      Aug 20, 2018
      Shields Creek and Colter Creek Trails are closed 8/13 to 8/24 for fish removal project with rotenone.
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:26am
      Dec 9, 2017
      reporter
      Jul 5, 2017 @ 8:16pm
      Jul 5, 2017
      reporter
      Jan 22, 2017 @ 8:26pm
      Jan 22, 2017
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 17 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 30, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Jul 30, 2018
      Shields Creek (673), Salmon
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      Jul 30, 2018 @ 2:43pm
      Jul 30, 2018
      Shields Creek (673), Salmon
      11 |
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 5:52pm
      Jul 29, 2018
      Shields Creek (673), Salmon
      160 |
      Nov 9, 2014 @ 10:43am
      Nov 9, 2014
      Shields Creek (673), Sula

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