Bucktail Easy Loop

A decent climb and a flow trail that are good for building skills.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
6 km
Ascent
146 m
Descent
146 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
896 m
High Point
1 km
Gradient
Bucktail Easy Loop Map

This fun little loop is good for when you're short on time, or for newer riders looking to boost their skills. Bucktail is purpose-built, flowy singletrack through a meadow that's free of hazards. Riders of any level could work on cornering and building confidence with speed on this trail. The climb is on Three Bears, which is mostly a dirt road but still a burner of a climb.

Description

What's even better: According to Ridge to Rivers, Bucktail will soon be improved and designated for downhill bike travel only. This is pending the completion of a hiker-only alternative trail in 2021.

Note: As with other trails in the Boise Foothills, these should be avoided when muddy. The soil here is highly erodible, and damaged trails can be impossible to repair.

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack

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