Hell's Canyon

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

1,274.87 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Singletrack trail to connect Hayden Creek to the Spades Mountain Trails. The trail begins 5 miles up Hayden Creek Road from the end of the pavement. There is a parking area at the trailhead, although most people choose to ride the road to the trailhead. It can get heavy use. It is a 2-way trail, so watch for oncoming traffic. It can get dry in the summer months. A sustained but moderate climb for the entire trail and has a couple of nice views along the way. Nothing overly technical but can be challenging for a new rider. There is a small creek crossing as soon as you turn off Hayden Creek Road. The crossing is easily navigated.

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Hell's Canyon
Hell's Canyon
Hell's Canyon

Difficulty

Moderate climb on single track. Has some areas with mild exposure. A small number of switch backs.

History

The original trail navigated up the old creek bed and had some challenging and technical rock features that had to be navigated. Roughly around 2008 the forest service rerouted the trail to prevent erosion in the creek bed, creating a more user friendly trail system.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Luke Recanati
May 13, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal

Access Description

Head up Hayden Creek Road. From the end of the pavement it is approximately 5 miles up the road to the trailhead. Trailhead has a gravel parking area with a trail sign.

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