Gibson Jack/west Fork - Mountain Bike near Pocatello, Idaho
~Forest Rd 294, Pocatello, ID 83204, USA,Pocatello,Idaho
42.78449844, -112.45104738
6.0 miles S of Pocatello, Idaho
Address: ~Forest Rd 294, Pocatello, ID 83204, USA
GPS: 42°47'4.2"N 112°27'3.8"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Length: 18.00 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Loop
MTB Trail Type: Singletrack

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The West Fork is a mix of single/doubletrack with some fun rock spots and good scenery throughout. After climbing about 1500' in elevation, it's all downhill on singletrack on the Gibson Jack trail. The singletrack isn't always the best, but the scenery is fantastic. You can make a loop by riding about 7 miles of highway and 2 miles of secondary road. If you don't want to do the road, you can go to either trailhead and do an out and back--climb as far as you want and bomb back down. This ride is better than the description makes it sound. Courtesy of Singletracks.com

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
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From Pocatello, Idaho

  1. Head southeast on N 7th Ave toward E Wyeth St (0.2 mi)
  2. Turn right onto E Clark St (0.3 mi)
  3. Continue straight to stay on E Clark St (0.1 mi)
  4. E Clark St turns left and becomes N 1st Ave (299 ft)
  5. Turn right onto W Center St (0.2 mi)
  6. Continue straight to stay on W Center St (0.4 mi)
  7. Turn left onto S Lincoln Ave (0.7 mi)
  8. Turn left onto City Creek Rd (0.5 mi)
  9. Turn left to stay on City Creek Rd (82 ft)
  10. Turn left to stay on City Creek Rd (2.7 mi)
  11. Turn left toward City Creek Rd (463 ft)
  12. Continue onto City Creek Rd (1.6 mi)
  13. Turn left to stay on City Creek Rd (0.2 mi)
  14. Turn right onto Forest Rd 294 (1.2 mi)
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