Shoshone Ridge #81 - Trail, Kingston, Idaho

Shoshone Ridge #81 - Trail, Kingston, Idaho

DESCRIPTION

Shoshone Ridge Trail #81 leads north on a single track climbing slowly on the west side of the ridge. It climbs over Little Sentinel Peak and meets the abandoned road to Pond Peak at 4 miles. Right is a short climb to Pond Peak, left continues down 3 miles to the north trailhead and the turn around point. This is an easy trail to ride with just a couple of rocky sections. There is a lookout on Little Guard Peak 1 mile south past the gate at the trailhead if you wish to extend the ride. 14 miles round trip, 1500' of climbing in total

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 25, 2007]
mccann
Cross Country Rider

shoshone ridge is real nice. don't try the downhill from pond peak to big hank campground mentioned in the other review by ajax29. once you are fully committed and have dropped about a thousand feet the trail disintigrates (6/22/07). it has been lost to time and you will bushwhack to your car, dragging/pushing/pulling your bike through the downfall and overgrowth. this was a nine hour mission for us, and we bled a lot. it was also expensive. the nice folks at shoshone camp station have a phone you can use to call off the search parties. i'm not convinced that ajax29 ever rode this trail. beware his recommendations.

Customer Service

stay on the ridge and have lots of fun. descend at your peril.

Similar Products Used:

NRT trails nearby; they are funded and maintained.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 05, 2004]
Ajax29
Cross Country Rider

Shoshone Ridge offers some of the best views in the area and there is no part of the trail without a view. This is a short and relatively easy ride with some rocky sections and a couple of short steeper climbs. Starting at 5500 feet elevation there is a gradual climb past Downey and Bennett Peaks to crest over Little Sentinel Peak at 6134 feet. Between Little Sentinel and Sentinel Peaks there is a wonderful exposure of Cambrian shales and mudstones that preserve ripple marks or cracked and dried mudflats of the past but this section of rocks is the only tough part of the trail to ride. At 4 miles the old road to the top of Pond Peak is met and turning left will take you 3 miles to the north trailhead and FR992 (5000 feet elevation), turn right and you go a short distance to Pond Peak (6136’) where again the views are 360 degrees and beautiful. For those into car shuffling there is a trail about ½ mile north of Pond Peak that drops down to the Big Hank Campground and the Highway 5 miles and 3000 feet below. The last 3 miles back to the start is a gradual descent on excellent single track that can be taken very fast with little or no pedaling or braking. This ride is not 35 miles long, doesn't climb 4000 feet nor is it super technical, it just has more rewards for the effort than any I have seen. It should not have to be said that a clear day is a must.

Customer Service

If you have less than intense riders in the group the trip to Pond Peak is the highlight and makes an excellent turn around point.

Similar Products Used:

Coeur D'Alene River Trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
[Sep 30, 2004]
Ajax29
Cross Country Rider

Shoshone Ridge offers some of the best views in the area and there is no part of the trail without a view. This is a short and relatively easy ride with some rocky sections and a couple of short steeper climbs. Starting at 5500 feet elevation there is a gradual climb past Downey and Bennett Peaks to crest over Little Sentinel Peak at 6134 feet. Between Little Sentinel and Sentinel Peaks there is a wonderful exposure of Cambrian mudstones that preserve ripple marks or cracked and dried mudflats of the past but this section of rocks is the only tough part of the trail to ride. At 4 miles the old road to the top of Pond Peak is met and turning left will take you 3 miles to the north trailhead and FR992 (5000 feet elevation), turn right and you go a short distance to Pond Peak (6136’) where again the views are 360 degrees and beautiful. For those into car shuffling there is a trail about ½ mile north of Pond Peak that drops down to the Big Hank Campground and the Highway 5 miles and 3000 feet below. The last 3 miles back to the start is a gradual descent on excellent single track that can be taken very fast with little or no pedaling or braking. This ride is not 35 miles long, doesn't climb 4000 feet nor is it super technical, it just has more rewards for the effort than any I have seen. It should not have to be said that a clear day is a must.

Customer Service

If you have less than intense riders in the group the trip to Pond Peak is the highlight and makes an excellent turn around point.

Similar Products Used:

Coeur D'Alene River Trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
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