3.7 miles
Distance
1,131 ft
Climb
-83 ft
Descent
00:44:35
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gibson Jack
    Pocatello, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #53252 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

This is a great uphill option up to Elk Meadows and all of the connecting trails. A mix of doubletrack and singletrack, the first part from the parking lot is pretty easy, and then the second half gets just a bit steeper. Nice views of the creek in the lower part, then through some forest and out to a meadow before connecting up with Elk Meadows. Expect lots of traffic on this trail, including from hikers and their dogs.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for West Fork Mink Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,048 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,215 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,265 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,215 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,263 ft
  • Grade
    5.403%
  • Grade max
    -15.853%
  • Grade min
    29.64%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2,500 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,207 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:02
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Status:
on Feb 27, 2021
Snow Packed
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      West Fork Mink Creek Trail Reports

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      Feb 27, 2021 @ 8:32am
      Feb 27, 2021
      Fresh snow over old grooming
      Feb 6, 2021 @ 8:32am
      Feb 6, 2021
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 8:12am
      Oct 3, 2020
      reporter
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 9:36pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 9:51pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      Fallen tree on trail. About .9 miles from the parking lot.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 828 rides
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      Photos

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      14 |
      May 28, 2020 @ 9:29am
      May 28, 2020
      57 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 10:41pm
      Sep 5, 2019
      43 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 10:41pm
      Sep 5, 2019
      49 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 10:40pm
      Sep 5, 2019

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