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    Help me find the trail...

    Someone from Idaho told me a couple of years ago that there is this trail in Idaho that sticks into one of the Wilderness areas but is still open to MTBs because it was originally designated as Wild and Scenic River Trail before the surrounding area got designated as the W, so it was sorta grandfathered in.

    Can someone tell me which trail this may be in which area?

    Thanks in advance!

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    the centennial trail i do believe
    It's all downhill from here.
    (There's a **** of a lot of climbing left.)

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    Hmmm... Which section??

    Thanks for your response, mzinn23. I just went to Centennial Trail website, and unfortunately the description there about mode of transportaton is not very detailed and maps don't show the permitted use for each section.

    My guess is Middle Fork of the Salmon River section in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, where an alternate route to West splits off from the main ICT. Am I on the right track?

    How about the section further up north, on the western tip of Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, just before the alternate route comes back to join the main ICT? It looks like the alternate route actually passes through the Wilderness area near Chimney Peak? Can mountain bikes ride on this section?

    Any info is appreciated!

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    Rapid River....but it is closed now.
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    I can't tell but I'll show you... ;-)
















    Perhaps you are refering to the trail in Hells Canyon...Leo did it on film for Outdoor Idaho...on my bucket list...

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    i saw it on outdoor idaho. i do not believe that bikes are allowed in the wildernesses, so you would have to take the alternates but i could be wrong. Bikes are for sure allowed on most of it though. On outdoor Idaho they documented bikers throughout the journey. I don't know specific names of specific parts of the trail.
    It's all downhill from here.
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    Bummer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Rapid River....but it is closed now.
    Read Idaho Statesman's article on this. Such BS. RIP...

    Thanks for all your help on this!

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    I was wondering if you're referring to Rapid River, but the story is completely backwards- the trail is in a "Wild" designated river corridor which closed it to bikes, but the surrounding area is not a Wilderness. Maybe its the above mentioned Hell's Canyon trail? Are you sure its a trail and not a road? You could be referring to the Macgruder corridor running E-W from Id to MT between two Wildernesses.

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    Always wanted to ride the Macgruder....
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruiser
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    My guess is Middle Fork of the Salmon River section in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, where an alternate route to West splits off from the main ICT. Am I on the right track?)
    Not this one. I have inquired: We boat it every year, and nothing would be cooler than to do a boat supported bike trip. :-)

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    If you found out on Outdoor Idaho...

    Spend some time here, maybe you can find the show....

    http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/oi_archive.cfm

    Maybe this?
    http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/shows/c...o/mtbiking.cfm
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    A couple of my favorite routes in the Owyhees are now intersected by Wilderness Area.

    Bummer...
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    I think you are referring to the hells canyon trail. This is a serious ride and should only be done by experts since the consequences are very severe in a lot of sections. Cool ride just be very careful.
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