Chinese Peak is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pocatello, Idaho that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.1 miElevation gain2,125 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsRunningViewsNo shade
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Tabiatha Herbert
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Hiking

Trail has really great views! There is still snow and some slick mud at parts, so wear good shoes. I made it to the second peak, but the Chinese peak has too much snow still. Really steep hike and had to take breaks because it is brutally steep, especially as you get closer to the peaks. Nice hike though with great views.

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Miles Brenchley
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Trip was good. Started at around 8 am. Got done at 11:35. Took multiple breaks going up. I would highly recommend walking poles. It gets steep at some points, but the walk back had my knees hurting. Dogs loved it as well.

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Scott Jackson
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very easy. paved. great one to get in shape

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Tammy Mulkey
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HikingNo shadeSnow

I took the road that goes up to the top which begins at the end of Barton Road. Snowshoed up the road about 2 miles then I turned around. The views are amazing no matter how far you go up. Next time I hope to make it all the way up (I think I was about a mile from the top when I stopped).

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Lanna Hendricks
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Forgot to hit record when I started but it was a really fun hike to do early morning! Barely anyone else on the trail!

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Christopher Driscoll
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Muddy.

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Ross Thorp
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Moises Maldonado
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HikingGreat!

Great hike in the cold, wind and even some snow, a little steep in some spots but not bad. great views on top.

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Phil Lalli
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HikingNo shade

This is a great trail if you want to get some steady consistent incline work in. I chose to start at the State Park lot off Barton and not the lot on Terry as this app directs you to. I had a solid 2 mile climb of at least 5-7 degrees incline steady with parts at 10 degrees or more. Great views of the Valley below but bring water and wear sunscreen as there is zero shade. Trail goes at least another 1 1/2 miles or more past where I turned back but as I had limited time, a 4 mile round trip was perfect for the day. I’ll go to the peak next time in Pocatello.

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Robert Range
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Tammy Mulkey
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it was really steep. Lots of dirt bikes and 4-wheelers on the trail. It gets steeper the further you go on it. I had great views and it made it worth it. I took the road down and made a loop instead of taking the trail back. took another mile extra to go that way.

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Steve Jones
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Some lose gravel and rocks in places. As expected straight up in many spots on the way up. I’d call it moderate to hard with the lack of many switchbacks. Great view along the ridge and up top. I would do it again. Good workout.

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Teri Wilske
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HikingNo shadeRocky

It is pretty steady but steep climb in the beginning then around mile 2 it gets more intense in a few spots. If you go in the Terry Street side, like we did. Walked down the parking area on Barton Road. Was a 7.25 miles hike that took 3:19 went May 1st and a 60 degree day. Cold winds at the top the views are worth the leg burns.

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Nancy Carpenter
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Good hill workout - snow and windy up top - good views - that first hill goes on and on

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R B
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Get up early to get up the trail while the ground is more solid. Besides that, the trail is more accessible than even a few weeks ago.

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Andrew Rashkow
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Merry Christmas. 1/2 day hike to Chinese peak. Muddy at the bottom. Ice and snow on top. Great views. Beautiful overall. It exceeded my expectations. Trail is really a road. Very steep in second half. Just start early enough. I got down just at darkness. Would strongly recommend mini spikes Katuhla to grab on and hiking sticks. Also layers important.

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Ryan Beckstrom
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Hiking

We only made it about halfway up, so I can’t lay claim to having experienced the entire journey. But from what I did experience, I will say this: Your satisfaction with this trail probably depends on your motive. If you’re wanting a good cardio/leg workout, this trail is fantastic! Smooth to run on, not much traffic, and there are a few opportunities to stop and rest under shade. But as far as beauty and scenery, it’s meh. The view of Pocatello is pretty decent, but other than that, just a lot of sagebrush and wildflowers. The trail itself is just a wide, dusty dirt track. Not a bad outing (and maybe my opinion of the trail would be different had I ventured all the way to the peak). But I personally feel that there are prettier, better trails in the Pocatello area.

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Ethan Jacob
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Nice views. Harder than moderate. Loose footing and steep at a few areas.

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Sam Keninger
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Good exercise on a cooler morning

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Courtney Camacho
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Heather Rodgers
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Nathaniel Strong
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Heather Rodgers
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Brian Hanson
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