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8th Street Motorcycle Trail (#4)

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Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 567' 173 m
Descent: -2,192' -668 m
High: 5,635' 1,718 m
Low: 3,512' 1,070 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

Great views from this ridge-top trail.

Chris Wandervans

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Upper part can be wet or snowbound and icy in the winter. Does dry out quickly on most of the trail.

Description

Trail #4 is a motorcycle trail that is a classic trail in the Boise area. It is a sandy and loose trail later in the season, but can be pretty packed in late spring just after it dries up. The trail starts off of 8th St. with a traverse that pops in and out of the trees until you hit the ridge line.

Once on the ridge, the trail drops very steeply in sections and you'll find large water bar and extensive ledges to drop off of. In the middle of the trail, there is a section that is called devil's staircase and is composed of a bunch of small ledges.

This trail sees little traffic. Once you hit the sidewinder junction you'll be back in the main foothills.

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Land Manager: Ridges to Rivers

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May 17, 2018
Terrence Scraggins
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#339

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#12,690

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Upper 8th Street
Jul 18, 2019 near Boise, ID
A nice watering hole at the top of Lower Hulls Gulch Trail.
Feb 1, 2016 near Boise, ID

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