Sidewinder Trail - Mountain Bike near Ririe, Idaho
5396 Burns Creek Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA,Ririe,Idaho
43.609472679566736, -111.64780184626579
6.5 miles E of Ririe, Idaho
Address: 5396 Burns Creek Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA
GPS: 43°36'34.1"N 111°38'52.1"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Length: 2.70 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Out & Back

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Sidewinder's claim to fame is that it's on a South facing hill just above the Snake River. That means that when all the other trails in the Kelly Canyon Trail network are covered with snow and mud, Sidewinder is getting plenty of sun, keeping it dry earlier and later in the year.

The singletrack trail meanders through sagebrush for the first 1/4 mile before it gets into the switchbacks of which there are several. From there, the incline is pretty gradual and consistant until you get closer to the top. There are plenty of areas where it flattens out a bit for a little relief and several dips and even a little downhill. The downhill sections on the way up almost always precede a steeper uphill. It's a great way to get up a little speed to make the steep parts a little easier.

There's a little bench at the top of the trail where you can sit and enjoy the view before continuing to the ATV junction. Continuing upward on the ATV junction will connect you into the rest of Kelly Canyon's trail system. If it's wet, you'll find slimy clay mud. There are also sections of the trail that are covered with shale.

Going down makes it all worth it. Sidewinder is a great flow track with corners much tighter than you realized on the way up. There aren't a lot of well bermed corners so you'll see plenty of people go off the trail. Luckily, going off a corner usually just results in a ride through some sagebrush. You won't find any serious jumps but there's plenty of dips and turns to make for a great time.

Like any of the Kelly Canyon Trails, Sidewinder can get pretty dusty in the summer. It's best if you can ride it relatively soon after a light rain so it's just barely damp. The trail can get pretty crowded during peak times which can interupt your climb momentum and your flow downhill. Please do your best to respect other riders.

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Directions

From Ririe, Idaho

  1. Head east on Smith St toward 1st E St (0.3 mi)
  2. Continue onto Archer Rd (1.6 mi)
  3. Turn right onto E 200 N/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (0.9 mi)
  4. Slight right onto Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (0.2 mi)
  5. Continue straight onto N 4800 E/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop
    Continue to follow Heise Rd/Poplar Loop
    (2.9 mi)
  6. Slight left onto E 100 N/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (187 ft)
  7. Slight left onto N 5050 E (0.4 mi)
  8. Turn right onto E Heise Rd (2.3 mi)
  9. Turn right to stay on E Heise Rd
    Destination will be on the left
    (1.9 mi)
or

To do an up and back ride, just park at the Stinking Springs trailhead.

If you'd rather shuttle, try this route:

  1. Start at Y Junction
  2. Take the Kelly Mountain Trail up past the loop until it connects to Leaning Fir #169
  3. Follow Leaning Fir #169 until it connects to the Stinking Spring Trail
  4. Continue down the ATV trail until you come to the Stinking Spring/Sidewinder Junction

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elico3000

11/3/17 1:44 pm 11/2/17
I have to admit, I went because this is the only nearby trail that was in good condition at the time. I really enjoyed it though. It was a little more of a climb than I expected but I also haven't been riding in awhile so that one's probably on me. Both the weather and trail were in great condition though. No dust and no mud, at least until we connected to the Stinking Springs trail. There was a lot of really slippery clay mud there. I expected more of the switchback corners to have better berms for sure. I had to do a lot of braking to make the corners. All in all though, I'd say it was a pretty good trail and I had a great time.
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Bench above Stinking Spring courtesy of elico3000 Bench above Stinking Spring courtesy of elico3000↗ Last Climb courtesy of elico3000 Last Climb courtesy of elico3000↗ ATV Trail above junction courtesy of elico3000 ATV Trail above junction courtesy of elico3000↗ From ATV Trail junction courtesy of elico3000 From ATV Trail junction courtesy of elico3000↗ Mountain Biking(Kelly Canyon, IDaho) by Shawn Shultz

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Distance ?

2.7 miles

Elevation Gain ?

799 feet

Real Ascent ?

855 feet

Real Descent ?

56 feet

Avg Grade (3°)

6%

Grade (-7° to 15°)

-12% to 27%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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