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Moscow Mountain

Average Rating:    (3.86 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Single track, logging roads, sand, basalt, hardpack, gradual to steep climbs and descents. Watch out for moose and many other wild critters.
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Latitude
46.785133585584425
Longitude
-116.92285537719727
Trail Directions
For detailed directions purchase the trail guide "Mountain Biking Hog Heaven" or the Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association.
Trail Length
As long as you want to make it.
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Moscow
   


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Review Date
June 27, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: drMP ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
November 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Bowen1911 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
All of it. Four corners is a great starting point.



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Review Date
July 3, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dirtrev ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
January 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mountain goat ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
March 31, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Will , from Spokane, Wa

Summary:
For those who are crazy like me, ride it after the first light snow and for the last few weeks of march/early april. disk brakes recomended, i ran throiugh a set of pads in one day on my v-brakes:). yup, can ride everywhere, though most isnt really technical. Wish it had a buit more singletrack, oh well.

Recommended Route:
Pretty much the whole thing, whatever you want. There is technical stuff, you just gotta be adventurous. Try headwaters trail, thats good stuff.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Well, if you wanna ride through a bunch of wheat fields and farms, go ahead, but this is just about the only mountain in the area. urban biking doesnt count, but there is some of that around at both Wazzu and UofI. could go bum around steptoe butte if you really want to, dont know whats up there yet.



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