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Shingle Creek

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 4.5 (14)

A rippin' drop off the Ridge Road into Dry Creek.


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4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Singletrack

5,541' 1,689 m

High

3,784' 1,153 m

Low

15' 5 m

Up

1,772' 540 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

The upper part is usually snowbound until May.

Need to Know

The Shingle Creek trail was improved in 2017 and is a great ride up or down. The Shingle Creek ride is a little shorter by maybe 20 minutes and is very scenic and cooler along the creek. The new switchbacks replaced the previous last two unrideable miles making Shingle Creek an A+ ride.

Description

From the Ridge Road the trail starts out with a very steep descent and goes through a number of switchbacks that come up very fast. This section is a brake burner, so watch those rotors at the bottom of the steep descent. Once you hit the creek the trail flattens out a little bit but remains very challenging.

The trail is very narrow and can be off-camber in sections so you'll need to stay on your toes unless you want to get tossed into the creek. Pick your way through the rocks as you descend and the trail will start to get easier as you leave the pine trees. There is one very tricky rock section in the last of the pine trees that can bounce you off a cliff, so stay on top of things.

As the trail goes into open sagebrush the speed picks up for a while as you cross the creek a couple of times. Then you'll skirt the creek as you weave your way through the tight rocks. The trail opens up in the last section before you hit Dry Creek.

Watch out for rattlesnakes in early summer as they emerge from their dens.

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Shared By:

Chris Wandervans

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  4.5 from 14 votes

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  4.5 from 14 votes
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#32

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#1,350

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Photos

Riding in the pines is a nice contrast to most Boise trails.
Mar 28, 2015 near Boise, ID
Riding uphill (east) and about to enter the trees on the Shingle Creek Trail.
Mar 28, 2015 near Boise, ID
This is the turn for Shingle Creek Trail.  Stay right if you want to ride Dry Creek.
May 11, 2013 near Boise, ID
The Boise Ridge Road winds through the pine trees.
May 11, 2013 near Boise, ID

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Oct 21, 2021
Allison Olson
Jul 3, 2020
Wilburn
One downed tree atop the last steep section 4.9mi
Jun 23, 2019
John Waven
Apr 28, 2019
Graham Freeman
snow near junction of dry Creek
Sep 29, 2018
Justin Belcher
May 12, 2018
Rami Haddadin
This trail should not be the higher then a blue/black. It isnt too hard and not very technical. 17mi — 3h 00m
Oct 11, 2017
Ryan ONeil
May 31, 2015
Daniel Horn
3.4mi