Moscow Mountain - TRAIL

Moscow Mountain - Trail, Moscow, Idaho

Single track, logging roads, sand, basalt, hardpack, gradual to steep climbs and descents. Watch out for moose and many other wild critters.

User Reviews (14)

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drMP   Cross Country Rider [Jun 27, 2013]

Moscow Mountain has over 60 miles of dedicated (horse free!) single track with trails ranging from fast and swooshy to quick and technical. For the most part its well buffed out- leave the full squish at home; not uncommon to see a fully rigid bike up there! It is single-speed friendly too (32x20 is good). Expect some good downhills and power climbs.

NOTHING IS MARKED! 100% of the mountain is private, and the land owners don't want signage, so nothing is marked! go to BikeMoscow.org, pay $15 and get all of the maps. Or go to the local bike shop and photograph the big huge 10' poster :-) Itsnot like you'll get lost, since all trials come back to the top of bottom of the mountain, but it'll be easier that way.

Customer Service

headwaters: a quick loop that is good for after work or a quick evening visit ride. CCW is easier, but CW is better.

cave- the crown jewel of the mountain, but not the easy to get to

LaFortune's flight- a great downhill singletrack. Take this into Private lands for 5+ miles of singletrack downhill with about a dozen bridges.

got time? here is my favorite loop:
Park at headwaters:
headwaters CW (to the left!) --> southside --> moose marbles --> wagon wheel --> triple crown --> NS Contour --> cave --> cave connector --> ridge road (west) to deep V---> switchblade --> southside bypass --> headwaters to the car.


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5
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4
Bowen1911   Weekend Warrior [Nov 13, 2011]

If you like pedaling, this is a great mountain. If you don't like to pedal, this is still a good mountain. More single track XC than anything else, but there are a few roads that can be ridden too. bikemoscow.org has a ton of great info about the trails, and well worth the $15 membership.

Customer Service

All of it. Four corners is a great starting point.

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4
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3
dirtrev   Cross Country Rider [Jul 03, 2011]

Got to check out Moscow Mountain while visiting the area and was impressed with the trails. The area offers over a dozen interconnected loops, though without a local guide it is challenging to know where you are since nothing is marked. However, the Headwaters Trail is a six mile loop on the west side of the mountain which has small signs and is super fun and fast in both directions. Great rolling, bermed ascend and descent.

Customer Service

Getting with a group ride from the shop in town is a great way to learn about the other trails...unless you're up for exploring.

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3
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3
SkAb   Weekend Warrior [Sep 28, 2006]

Moscow mountain offers a nice variety of trails, from the fast and fun, to the tricky and technical, with a few hardcore stunts on the side of the trails for those of us who are bored with life. Mad props go out to all those who have worked on the trails and stunts. they obviously worked their biker butts off to bring us these fun trails. Its easy to get lost up there, so bring someone who knows the trails, or make sure you have good directions.

Customer Service

I like them all.

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4
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3
Steve   Weekend Warrior [Aug 13, 2006]

There's lots of variety in an easily accessible area. There aren't any really long routes, but riders looking for a full day's work can combine loops. Difficulty varies considerably. Buy the Hog Heaven guidebook for the maps, but check http://www.bikemoscow.org/ for latest news including some really good trails that aren't in the book.

Customer Service

Beginners: Park at 4 corners, ride up Ridge Road & return on North Contour.
Intermediate and advanced riders: North Contour, the Tusks, Nemesis, Cedar Grove, and Wonder Dog (not necessarily all in one day)

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4
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3
mountain goat   Cross Country Rider [Jan 16, 2004]

Considering the fact that trail riding is only 10 minutes outside of Moscow, I think the trails are excellent. I just spent my first summer here in Moscow and explored a good portion of the mountain. There ARE a variety of trails at all skill levels. Those that 'dis' the mountain don't know what it's like to live in an area without quick trail access.

Customer Service

Starting at Headwaters Trail off Lewis Rd. is the best. Since you are at the west end of the mountain, you can make a long ride via any combination of trails to the east end of the mountain and back.

Similar Products Used: If you have the time to drive an hour northwest of Moscow, I'd highly recommend riding in the Whitepine Campground area. There's great singletrack up in them thar hills!
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4
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4
Joe   [Apr 24, 2000]

This mountain is full of singletrack and dirt trails.
Great place to mountain bike. Only downside is snow
in early spring and winter.

Customer Service

Anywhere

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5
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Luke Raymond   [Jun 13, 2000]

As far as I know, there are no maintained and consistant trails on the mountain. On the other hand, there are TONS of unmarked trails to follow -- choose your descent. Watch out for motor bikers, fallen trees on trails, etc. Fun to muck about for the day and get muddy.

Customer Service

All over!

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3
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Claw   [Jul 28, 2000]

A good pull to the top. Once there, you can head out in a few different directions...side hill or straight down. If you "go down there", be prepared for the climb out! And a fun A-- ripping ride back to the rig.
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3
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Milan   [Sep 07, 2000]

Moscow Mountain is great for the begginer or the hardcore downhiler. You can go as far as you want and once you get to "4 corners" you can do anything from there.

Customer Service

All of the routes are great.

Similar Products Used: Don't go in the spring or winter because it will be snowy and REALLY cold.
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