2.7 miles
Distance
924 ft
Climb
-115 ft
Descent
00:38:51
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Sidewinder Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Sidewinder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kelly Canyon
    Ririe, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #10843 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #28219 in Trail Running
    • #49468 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 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

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sidewinder mountain bike trail 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
    00:38:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:08
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Status:
on Oct 30, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

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      Oct 30, 2021 @ 3:09pm
      Oct 30, 2021
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 2:54pm
      Jul 31, 2021
      Dirt was getting pretty wet, rain was coming down pretty hard on the descent.
      May 16, 2021 @ 7:06am
      May 16, 2021
      Moon dust and green mud.
      May 1, 2021 @ 6:07am
      May 1, 2021
      Already very dry and dusty - though there’s a chance for rain this afternoon.
      Dec 11, 2020 @ 5:33pm
      Dec 11, 2020
      A light layer of snow for now. Pretty good trail that could be fun for beginners as well as more experienced riders. If you are riding this trail,...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 484 rides
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      Jul 25, 2021 @ 7:55am
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      May 30, 2021 @ 7:52pm
      May 30, 2021
      115 |
      Nov 4, 2019 @ 9:05pm
      Nov 4, 2019
      66 |
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      Sep 29, 2019

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      Sidewinder
      10 miles

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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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      • + 1
      aztrack2010 (May 1, 2019 at 21:28)
       A very twisty, flowy and fun singletrack trail. Really a classic in the area and a must do for all. Very little shade so it's brutally hot in the summer. The cover photo on the trail forks app (above) is not of Sidewinder.
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      Local MTB Trails \ Sidewinder \ Idaho
      15:47 | 363 | Jun 7, 2019 , Ririe
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