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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +450/ -311 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Elkhorn Loop

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#97 of 316 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#6,030 in the world

Start up the dirt road about a mile or two and you will see the trailhead for Elkhorn loop a little bit after the climb levels off and then starts downhill. Then follow the markers that say Elkhorn loop. It will kick you back out onto eht street where you started your climb. It's a fun run but not very technical. Really good views.

First added by tfgb on Jul 30, 2007. Last updated May 8, 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
Take 21 to Idaho City from Boise Go past Idaho city about 15 miles. About half way between Idaho City and Loman there's at switchback with a large parking area on the left and a trail head with a map of the area on the other side of the road. This is a whole network of trails and this is where the Elkhorn loop is.
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  • dauw

    A reasonably mellow ride through the forest, and a good alternative to Boise Foothills trails. Mostly old logging roads, but there is some singletrack options (e.g., Cougar Trail) off of Elkhorn proper. Alpine is a good alternative, but is still singletrack on an old logging road. But, it is a pretty fun and fast option to the trailhead.

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  • twicks

    This trail was around 6 or 7 miles of mainly old roads. There was very little trail.

    The trailhead is located 23 miles north of Idaho City on hwy 21.

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