Breshears

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Distance: 22.5 mi. / 36.3 km
Altitude (max): 6936 ft. / 2114.2 m
Altitude (min): 4451 ft. / 1356.8 m
Elevation Gain: 4942 ft. / 1506.4 m
Elevation Loss: -4634 ft. / -1412.5 m
Season: 
May - October

Breshears is a collection of dirt roads, ATV trails, and singletrack between Mt. Fanny and Mt. Harris. The terrain requires a full arsenal of skills ranging from creek crossings to steep rocky climbs that require carefully chosen lines and stellar balance. Enjoy a 11 mile, 2,300 ft climb right out of the gate up to near the summit of Mt. Fanny. Then dive down the most scenic section, a singletrack along Indian Creek. Eventually rejoin the ATV trail for a bit before taking the second section of singletrack that hugs the slope and takes you out to a sweet overlook of the Grande Ronde Valley.

The mingletrack is about 20 percent singletrack and mostly ATV trails, although you likely will not see any motorized vehicles. The ATV maps are presented also at the Forest Service Website. The system carries the name of a local hunter who died and froze on the trail. The Indian Creek Trail is a non-motorized technical descent that alone is worth the entire trip.

Park along Rd 6205 and begin there.

The route shown here follows clockwise loops, which ends up being a figure 8. This is the preferred MTB route by the legend Bill Gerst.

Location

Pictures from Breshears

^ Singletrack at the beginning of Indian Creek
 
^ Much of the trail looks like this, ATV track.
 
^ One of several mud-hole stream crossings is at the junction where the ATV trail joins the road between Point Prominence and Mt. Fanny.
 
^ The author having some on the wild descent of the non-motorized singletrack of Indian Creek Trail. Photo: D. Clay
 
^ The second singletrack entry point.
 
^ The trees are big on the singletrack that side hills on the north ridge.
 
^ View from the overlook.
 
Contributors: 
Bill Gerst, Dominic Clay