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Level: Advanced
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +751/ -841 ft
Total: 18 riders

Mountain Biking Orchard / 5 Mile / Watchman

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#46 of 317 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#3,831 in the world

Orchard Gulch, 5 mile Gulch, and Watchman are three interconnected trails in the upper foothills off Rocky Canyon Rd above the Military Reserve system and above Three Bears. Good gulch riding on 5 mile and Orchard and excellent bench-cut exposure on Watchman. Watchman connects to Three Bears. This network is a good upper loop when connected with lower foothills trails. Good views of Boise.

First added by dauw on May 9, 2009. Last updated May 11, 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 downtown Boise at the northwest end, take Reserve St. north to Shaw Mountain Road. Continue until it turns into Rocky Canyon Road. Take Rocky Canyon Road about 5 miles past the trailhead to Shane's Loop, past Three Bears, to 5-mile or Orchard Gulch a little further up. Or better yet, ride up from town using the Military Reserve trails, Shane's, and Three Bears.
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  • dauw

    Great trails in the upper Foothills. Loop it big from downtown.

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