Valve House Draw - Cross Country Ski, Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike near Pocatello, Idaho
S Mink Creek Rd, Bannock County, ID, United States,Pocatello,Idaho
42.72330819571084, -112.4188283085823
10.3 miles S of Pocatello, Idaho
Address: S Mink Creek Rd, Bannock County, ID, United States
GPS: 42°43'23.9"N 112°25'7.8"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Length: 6.20 miles
MTB Difficulty: Advanced
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
MTB Trail Type: Doubletrack

Cross Country Ski, Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike

This trail is a motorized, doubletrack trail, as well as a great place to go hiking. For the most part, the trail is all uphill through a forest. There are some technical sections of the route as it goes downhill for a small portion of the ride. Along the way there will be other trails branching off of the Valve House trail, including Windago and Blind Spring. The conditions of the route are pretty rocky and rutted. On the descent it can seem pretty steep in some spots and riders will quickly pick up speed. There is plenty of wildlife throughout the area as well as some nice forests. 

Here's what you get: A 4 mile climb on rather uninteresting singletrack. After you crest the top, go downhill another hundred yards and look for the singletrack heading right. Then you get 2 miles of very sweet downhill singletrack (if horses havent torn it up). Then you hit a dirt road that will take you back to the highway and your car. The singletrack is great, but there's just too little of it to make this a great ride. (10 Mile Loop) Courtesy of Singletracks.com
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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
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Directions

From Pocatello, Idaho

  1. Head southeast on N 7th Ave toward E Wyeth St (0.2 mi)
  2. Turn right onto E Clark St (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn left onto N 4th Ave (0.3 mi)
  4. Turn right onto E Benton St (171 ft)
  5. Continue straight to stay on E Benton St (0.4 mi)
  6. Turn left onto S Arthur Ave (0.3 mi)
  7. Continue onto W Putnam St (0.1 mi)
  8. Continue onto S Main St (1.3 mi)
  9. Continue onto Bannock Hwy (6.7 mi)
  10. Continue onto S Mink Creek Rd (3.2 mi)
  11. Turn left (43 ft)
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Poc. 50 start of 3rd leg :Valve House to Scout Mtn by Bill Skerjanc

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