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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,244/205 ft
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Clear Creek

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The first mile of this trail is rather uninteresting singletrack and you may wonder why you're here. After that, however, the trail gets much better. You parallel the stream, which runs real well in the spring and is very pretty. The trees get more interesting, and the trail gets much more interesting. Most of it is a great, middle-ring moderate climb, with a few cool rock moves thrown in. Unfortunately, after just three miles, the singletrack turns back to doubletrack then dirt road. This is a good turnaround point. However, if you don't mind dirt road, the ride further up the canyon is very scenic.

First added by John Fisch on May 31, 2008. 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
Leave Buffalo, headed West on hwy 16. As you climb out of town, look for a veterans home, then a rock shop. Grab the left turn after the rock shop marked as Turkey Lane. Drive a few blocks through the houses to the parking area ont he right.
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  • Woodtroll
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    I road the upper 3.5 miles as a downhill with my kids. Fun single track along the creek. Lots of rocks to navigate. Good practice for finding lines through.
    We did not ride the trail in to town this time, kids have before easy open trail.

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  • allmountain
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    I rode out here way back in 2007, and I have some mixed feelings about this trail: it was pretty short, but it was very awesome for its length, and is one of the few trails I've ridden that had a point of interest (a small abandoned hydroelectric plant). I rode here during a roadtrip out west, and I was glad to experience it, but it's definitely not a destination trail just because of how short it is. But if you're in the area and have a bike, it's a good way to spend an hour or two.

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  • ****

    Fun trail for a beginner. Beautiful landscape. Great for a day ride

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  • RoadWarrior
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    In the summer of 2011, Two sections of single-track were added. This connected 2 sections of double-track and Brush Creek Trail. Ridden as an out and back from town, it makes for a 36 mile epic. Buffalo Elev. 4500', end of trail 7700' Trail starts between the Super 8, and The Big Horn Travel Center (good place for a pre-ride breakfast, and after ride shower $$). Begins as an asphalt Rail-Trail, goes down Main St, through a park, then becomes gravel. Trail will continue along Clear Creek to the Veterans Home property, then up to Hwy 16 for a short paved trail section. Take a left on Turkey Lane, and in 1/4 mile turn right into the parking lot. Single-track starts here. First mile is easy then becomes a little more difficult. After passing the spur trail to the Mosier Gulch TH, continue straight, go around gate and continue on the dirt road. At the water intake dam road ends and ST starts straight ahead to the right. Trail will now climb 1200' in 2 1/4 miles via 34 switchbacks. At the top continue straight on the DT. after 1 mile DT will make a sharp right, ST will be on the left (steel post). Follow this flowing ST back down to Clear Creek (actually the creek comes up to meet you as you only have to descend 300'). Trail will follow the creek for a short distance. Now is decision time. To continue you will need to ford the creek, water will be close to knee deep or higher and will be COLD. Past the creek the new trail will continue for Appx. 3/4 mile and merge with old Brush Creek trail. The trail is mostly clear and blazed, but not bike friendly. The first 1/4 mile will be mostly hike a bike. then will become increasingly rideable as you get further up into the meadow. (Brush Creek trail will probably see some improvements in the near future) At the top you will come to a dirt road. Right will take you to Hwy 16, Go left a couple hundred yards for a view of the Big Horn Mountains. Refuel, rest, enjoy the view, then head back, Except for one short climb it's down hill all the way back. While some may not like the DT sections, they are necessary to keep the big grin from becoming permanently etched on your face!

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  • runningredbones
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    This is a fun ride but not too difficult. It would be much better if it was longer as it is pretty short. Overall, not bad ride.

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  • brgstrm
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    The other reviews are pretty accurate. The trail is so short that it's better suited as an afterwork ride or doing laps on it. The grade is very subdued but noticeable coming down because there is very little pedaling involved.

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  • cristanellij
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    Nothing too technical, you can continue it out on a two track at the upper TH. Well maintained

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  • RoadWarrior
    *****

    Excellent but short trail. A few larger rocks to get some air. Suitable for beginner to expert. Very scenic. First mile is easy, after that more interesting. Can ride to TH from town mostly on paved trails. (4 mi 500 Ft Elv.. gain)* Review edited 2/2/2012

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