5 miles
1,618 ft
-290 ft
Avg time
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Trap Creek (627) Details

  • Riding area
    Stanley, Idaho
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
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  • Land Manager
    Sawtooth National Forest

The Trap Creek Trail provides access to Marten Lake. Near Marten Lake, three other trails can be accessed. The Trap Creek trail is a singletrack trail that gets more difficult as you progress up the trail towards Marten Lake.

The trail passes through a lot of dead lodgepole pine trees so there may be a lot of deadfall unless recently cleared.

The scenery in this area is outstanding, especially as you progress up the trail.

You can make a nice loop by going up Trap Creek Trail, then down the Swamp Creek Trail (026) back to Highway 21.

Access Info

The trail head is accessed via Road 199 which is just west of Blind Summit or about a mile east of the Vader Creek Picnic Area off of Highway 21, northwest of Stanley, Idaho.

This access road is not signed well and is easy to miss in the dense trees. Look for it on the south side of the highway.

You can park just off the highway or drive up the rough and narrow road another 8 tenths of a mile to a trailhead. You are probably better off just riding up the road to the singletrack on your bike.

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More Stats for Trap Creek (627) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,328 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,874 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,202 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,874 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,202 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,440 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 13, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to trap-creek-627-22325 trailhead (44.327974, -115.120128)
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Trap Creek (627) Trail Reports

Jul 13, 2018 @ 2:26pm
Jul 13, 2018
Completely cleared of deadfall. Couple hundred yards of first mile or so are flooded, but easy to bypass. Upper reaches have a couple muddy spots...
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Nov 25, 2014 @ 7:57pm
Nov 25, 2014
Trap Creek (627), Stanley
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Nov 25, 2014 @ 7:56pm
Nov 25, 2014
Trap Creek (627), Stanley
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Nov 25, 2014 @ 7:56pm
Nov 25, 2014
Trap Creek (627), Stanley
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Nov 25, 2014 @ 7:55pm
Nov 25, 2014
Trap Creek (627), Stanley

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