3 miles
Distance
924 ft
Climb
-115 ft
Descent
00:29:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sidewinder Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Sidewinder Details

  • Riding Area
    Kelly Canyon
    Ririe, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #13693 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is best ridden either early or late in the season. Out in the sage brush, it is one of the earliest trails to dry off in a rainstorm. In the Spring, the trail is closed until May 1 as an elk refuge. To access this trail, park in the parking lot with the semi-permanent ATV ramp and Forest Service bulletin board. The trail is across the road and through a brown spring loaded, step over gate. This trail is closed to any motorized traffic. At the top of the trail it connects with Stinking Springs trail.

Disclaimer

Seasonal Closure: Dec. 1-April 30

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More Stats for Sidewinder bike trail
  • Altitude change
    808 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,088 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,922 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,088 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,897 ft
  • Grade
    5.771%
  • Grade max
    -14.823%
  • Grade min
    29.033%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,206 ft
  • Distance flat
    638 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:12
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Status:
on Sep 14, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • 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
  • 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 sidewinder-60767 trailhead (43.609350, -111.648220)
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 2:15pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      Sep 8, 2018 @ 12:39pm
      Sep 8, 2018
      Heavy use, some brush creeping into the trail
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 6:54am
      Jul 4, 2018
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 12:18pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      The bottom section of the singletrack is rutted from snow runoff. It's a fast down hill run
      May 7, 2018 @ 9:22pm
      May 7, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 170 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag scottbrane (Jul 21, 2018 at 11:17)
       This is a really fast flowy decent, super fun. Did two laps, if you are a proficient climber it’s 20 min up and then a super fast and fun 10 min down. If you want to add to the climb you can continue up to the top and then return down and then go down sidewinder. Well worth a ride here. The trail was in amazing shape, seems like it is well maintained, even the climb doubketrack/atv Road.
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