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Level: Advanced
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,077/ -132 ft
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Bear Valley Lakes

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#134 of 317 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#7,583 in the world

The Bear Valley Lakes Trail # 179 is a singletrack trail from the road end to Bear Valley Lake. It will work you. It starts out easy and becomes rocky and rough in the middle section and becomes easier again in the upper section. This ride is for advanced riders who like to climb and descend and like rough technical trails. The return trip downhill, however, is a blast. The scenery is outstanding, especially in the alpine area near the lake. There are four trails that fork off the main trail. These may be rideable on a mtn bike for the advanced rider. Take your fishing license and pole.

First added by sidehiller1 on Feb 5, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Salmon, Idaho drive approximately 20 miles southeast on Highway 28 to Tendoy, Idaho (Gas,and grocery store). From Tendoy drive approximately another 6 miles south on Highway 28 to the Hayden Creek Road on the west side of the Highway. Continue approximately 12 miles on the Hayden Creek and Bear Valley Creek Roads on paved, gravel, and dirt road to the upper Bear Valley Creek campground and trailhead. The trail starts here at approximately 6,800 foot elevation and crosses the creek and continues up the drainage to Bear Valley Lake at approximately 9,135 feet.

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