The Stick in the Sky

Marsing, Idaho

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Riders who like to punish themselves will find this ride to be delightful. Cool views of Owyhee Mountains from the Stick in the Sky. It is a raging downhill on the Wildcat Ridge. This ride is truly a climber’s special. After several miles of climbing, riders will see a lone radar tower off in the distance, which is the summit of the ride. Hence, my comrades and I decided to call the ride the Stick in the Sky. Another nice benefit about the Stick is that it’s really close to the Treasure Valley: it’s an easy day trip to bag this ride in an afternoon and still be home for supper on time. All of the climbing is worthwhile, however, because the downhill doubletrack is a straight shot down a broad sagebrush ridge, making it seem as though you can really let ’er rip. Located 13 miles southwest of Marsing. Tread: 14.7 miles of doubletrack, 2.3 miles of pavement.
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Mountain Biking Idaho

by Stephen Stuebner (Falcon Guides)

Riders who like to punish themselves will find this ride to be delightful. Cool views of Owyhee Mountains from the Stick in the Sky. It is a raging downhill on the Wildcat Ridge.

This ride is truly a climber’s special. After several miles of climbing, riders will see a lone radar tower off in the distance, which is the summit of the ride. Hence, my comrades and I decided to call the ride the Stick in the Sky. Another nice benefit about the Stick is that it’s really close to the Treasure Valley: it’s an easy day trip to bag this ride in an afternoon and still be home for supper on time. All of the climbing is worthwhile, however, because the downhill doubletrack is a straight shot down a broad sagebrush ridge, making it seem as though you can really let ’er rip.

Located 13 miles southwest of Marsing. Tread: 14.7 miles of doubletrack, 2.3 miles of pavement.

©  Stephen Stuebner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Marsing
Distance: 17
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 3,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,700 feet
Local Maps: USGS Jump Creek Canyon, Opaline Gulch; BLM map.
Topo Map: The Stick in the Sky Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Biking Idaho Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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