3.7 miles
Distance
1,051 ft
Climb
00:43:32
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
  • 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
    #41994 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4424 in Trail Running
    • #14439 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 95 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
    1,051 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,221 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,272 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,221 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,273 ft
  • Grade
    5.4%
  • Grade max
    -1.5%
  • Grade min
    36.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    102 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,001 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:16
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Status:
on May 21, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      West Fork Mink Creek Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 26 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 53 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,245 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Launali (Feb 20, 2022 at 6:08)
       This trail is 4 miles not 3.7. It is my favorite trail.
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