7.4 miles
Distance
1,526 ft
Climb
-1,309 ft
Descent
01:48:51
Avg time

Slate Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gibson Jack
    Pocatello, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #46878 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #32993 in E-Biking
    • #36799 in Trail Running
    • #30259 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A longer ride from parking lot to parking lot. Plenty of climbing through varied terrain. Some great views and some interesting rock formations. Portions of this trail can get substantially overgrown by late summer.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Slate Mountain mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    219 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,090 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,187 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,098 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,318 ft
  • Grade
    0.6%
  • Grade max
    -51.3%
  • Grade min
    62.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,207 ft
  • Avg time
    01:48:51
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:25
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Status:
on Oct 2, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
Your vote: 0

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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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      Slate Mountain Trail Reports

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      Oct 2, 2021 @ 8:18am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 2:45pm
      Jul 21, 2021
      Overgrown
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:00am
      Sep 21, 2019
      reporter Overgrown
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 11:53am
      Aug 7, 2019
      reporter good, but super overgrown!
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 7:46pm
      Jun 15, 2019
      Soil conditions perfect, weather ideal. Unfortunately, for much of the first few miles the trail is so deeply rutted and narrow that I couldn't...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      All
      • 87 rides
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      Jun 1, 2021 @ 12:26pm
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      JakeEPooh (Jun 15, 2019 at 21:10)
       I love this trail, but it's so narrow and water has carved it so deep that there are a lot of places where it's impossible (at least for me) to pedal without constant pedal strikes on both sides.
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      • + 0
      JakeEPooh (Jun 15, 2019 at 21:11)
       The deep and narrow part is pretty much limited to the first mile or so.
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      • + 0
      Claquesous (Apr 21, 2021 at 6:18)
       Tried riding, but way too deep and narrow for biking, I’m my opinion. Constant pedal strikes
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      • + 0
      ute1 (Jun 18, 2022 at 9:46)
       Rode this section as part of a loop coming from the Gibson side. Didn’t have any issues with pedal striking, however if you rode from the mink creek side, I could see how you could have significant pedal striking probelmos.
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