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Level: Advanced
Length: 24 mi (38.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +2,090/ -1,932 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Hughes Creek Loop Trail

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#106 of 316 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#6,520 in the world

This trail is mostly singletrack but requires some single lane logging road riding to complete the loop. Expect long climbs, remote areas, technical riding, short hike a bikes, and great scenery and views. The loop includes portions of trails 110, 105, 106, and 113 which are in the headwaters of Hughes Creek. Riders should be intermediate or better skills with good stamina and carry lots of water.

First added by sidehiller1 on Dec 24, 2011. 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, drive approximately 28 miles north on Highway 93 to Hughes Creek Road. Turn west on Hughes Creek Road number 091 and drive approximately 4 miles to the West Fork of Hughes Creek. If you are doing the whole loop ride park here and begin. You can either do the ride clockwise or counterclockwise. You can also do a vehicle shuttle and cut out quite a bit of climbing if you ride the route clockwise.
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  • sidehiller1

    This is a remote Idaho ride and is best done with a shuttle up to the Butcherknife Ridge trailhead. It is best ridden in a clockwise direction for the best flow and climbing. A significant portion of the trail was involved in a forest fire in 2012 so there may be downfall across the trail if it hasn't been cut out yet. There is some nice narrow singletrack along this trail with some steep climbs or descents. Some real nice flow too.

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