Sheep Creek/little Elk Connection - Mountain Bike near Irwin, Idaho
~Little Elk Creek Rd, Irwin, ID 83428, USA,Irwin,Idaho
43.33773, -111.14744
9.1 miles SE of Irwin, Idaho
Address: ~Little Elk Creek Rd, Irwin, ID 83428, USA
GPS: 43°20'15.8"N 111°8'50.8"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Length: 7.00 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
MTB Trail Type: Singletrack

Mountain Bike

The trail headed up hill is extremely rigorous. Some walking will be necessary at first. Follow the climb about 1.5 miles till you reach a plateau. The trail divides and heads south down to Little Elk Creek. This downhill can also be used as the climb if you want to reverse the loop. It is a horse trail with smooth singletrack and technical areas. You glide out through a great canyon with lots of MOOSE! All the way to the road. Proceed to your starting point on the road or head back the way you came.There is an excellent Shuttle for downhill laps but you must access it with permission from homeowners. On the south side above the reservoir a gravel road cuts right up the hill about 1300 feet to the top of quite possibly the most scenic subdivision in the country. When you reach the top head right at the T and follow the four wheeler track. It leads to the trail divide to either Sheep Creek or Little Elk Canyon. 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
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Irwin, Idaho

  1. Head southeast toward Old Irwin Rd (161 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Old Irwin Rd (0.1 mi)
  3. Turn right onto US-26 E (9.8 mi)
  4. Turn left onto Little Elk Creek Rd
    Destination will be on the right
    (1.4 mi)
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