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Trail 4 (8th St. Motorcycle Trail)

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Shade
Usage
Biking, Hiking
Dogs Friendly?
Yes
Length
5.8 mimiles
ElvElevation
2568'
Rating
Last Report
Trail is good to go, but expect dry, dusty and loose trail surface and/or occasionally deep sandy areas.

Trail 4 isn’t your cute, cuddly, user-friendly singletrack. If most of the Camelsback trails are your grandma’s iced tea, Trail 4 is your crazy uncle’s FDA-unapproved energy drink. It’s a loose, steep landslide all the way from the valley to the ridge. Trail 4 is one of the few foothills trails open to motorcycles, and it shows. The trail is in a constant state of change, as the dirt and sand shifts, hardens, and shifts again. If you know what you’re getting into, Trail 4 is a great descent. One notable section, called Devil’s Slide, includes a fun cascade of rocks and sand. Don’t climb Trail 4 on a bike unless you’re a lunatic sadist.

Recent Trail Reports

  • larpin August 30, 2018 at 7:50 amTrail 4 is a motorcycle trail. It has deep loose ruts due to motorcycles gunning it on the climbs. I am not sure why anyone would want to ride this trail on a mountain bike as there are plenty of really nice mountain bike trails that go up to the ridge. Sweet Connie connects all the way up to Boise for instance. Hard guy, Dry Creek, Scott's, Five Mile, Orchard Gulch trails also go up to the ridge.
  • kimlyons April 10, 2018 at 8:24 amA few puddles, but otherwise all clear
  • Kirk Cheney March 7, 2018 at 8:54 amFrom Hulls to the moto lot is good. From Hulls to Sidewinder is icy, snowy and muddy. Above Sidewinder is still not good, I'm sure.
  • pneisen February 12, 2018 at 9:01 amFrom 4A down to the second intersection with 6 was dry and clear of snow and ice. Kinda loose, but that is Trail 4...
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  1. larpin says:

    Trail 4 is a motorcycle trail. It has deep loose ruts due to motorcycles gunning it on the climbs. I am not sure why anyone would want to ride this trail on a mountain bike as there are plenty of really nice mountain bike trails that go up to the ridge. Sweet Connie connects all the way up to Boise for instance. Hard guy, Dry Creek,
    Scott’s, Five Mile, Orchard Gulch trails also go up to the ridge.

  2. kimlyons says:

    A few puddles, but otherwise all clear

  3. Kirk Cheney says:

    From Hulls to the moto lot is good. From Hulls to Sidewinder is icy, snowy and muddy. Above Sidewinder is still not good, I’m sure.

  4. pneisen says:

    From 4A down to the second intersection with 6 was dry and clear of snow and ice. Kinda loose, but that is Trail 4…

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