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Mickinnick Trail #13

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 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A challenging hill climb trail with panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille.


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7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

70%

Runnable

4,274' 1,303 m

High

2,224' 678 m

Low

2,158' 658 m

Up

2,158' 658 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildlife

Overview

This route is a very challenging and the workout is the uphill section. When coming back down, it is essential to be careful and watch your footing because of the grade and loose tread.

Need to Know

Running with your camera in a case is a great idea to get a picture from the top.

Runner Notes

Many sections of this trail have loose rocks and roots, very steep with ~2200 ft elevation gain in just over 3 miles.

Description

The run starts with less than a 1/2 mile of flat field before the climb begins. Right from the start the grade is steep and the footing degrades to loose rock and a lot of exposed roots.

It is singletrack the entire way and contains many switchback turns. At just over a mile, you get your first views of the Selle Valley. Then, it is mostly pine tree forest until the 3-mile mark when the trail goes straight east through a large fern patch and from that point, you have about 1/2 mile to the end.

The route is an out and back, and the top has a panoramic view of the area. Prepare for a long, difficult climb with the reward at the top.

History & Background

The name Mickinnick is derived from Mick & Nicky and the Kinnickinnick plant that is native and grows along the trail. Mick and Nicky donated 160 acres to the Forest Service for trail construction.

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Shared By:

Matt Brass

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Looking South
Jun 21, 2015 near Ponderay, ID
View from the top
Jun 21, 2015 near Ponderay, ID

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