Polecat Short Loop is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Garden City, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Length3.5 miElevation gain518 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningViewsWildflowers
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Angie Thompson
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Hali Carson
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HikingNo shade

Lots of mountain bikers going very fast, not a lot of room to move over in certain spots. But view at the top is great.

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Peter Adams
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Laurel Bush
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muddy but great views

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Rachael L
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HikingGreat!MuddyNo shade

This trail was great. signs to help you navigate your direction. very muddy in some places.

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Megan Fisher
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Great hike, a little muddy in some spots but pretty clear.

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Katie Burt
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Kim Goff
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This is my new local favorite. Felt like we were farther away from everything. Few bikers, but the trails and views were lovely and the incline was gradual! Lovely loop!

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Liz Hoopes
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I did! Got it right no confusion and even jogged a bit

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Katie Lueckel
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Nice moderate trail. Some parts are pretty narrow so no good place to pull over for bikers on occasion and the parking lot is small, but the views are nice and I enjoyed the hike overall. I recommend downloading the map and following it as this loop is a combination of a few trails. Happy hiking!

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Liz Hoopes
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I missed my turn.... again.... but was a very nice day so I didn’t mind.

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Kerri Harper
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Great trail. Dependable. Easy to make it a quick brisk walk before sundown. Not too steep but a good workout nonetheless. Had cell service and a bomb playlist the whole time! Also, it’s def a leash trail. Had a ranger stop me but be sweet and let me and my pup go :)

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Don Reed
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Bregeen McClure
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Definitely no shade but relatively easy incline. narrow trail. Some mountain bikers but all nice easy and polite riders.

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Wendy Thompson
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Good trail, just couldn’t find the way to turn to make it the short loop so ended up hiking 6.2 not 3.5. Path is sandy and smooth with a very gradual incline. Beautiful views and foliage.

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Megan Fisher
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown
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Megan Fisher
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HikingBugsNo shade

Great trail! Got a little winded climbing the first big hill because I didn’t see it coming but was an overall easy hike with minimal climb. Beautiful view at sunset as well :)

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Mandy Kenney
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It was a great workout with beautiful views! Keep your app GPS on if you want to stay on the “short loop”. It’s easy to miss and keep going. There was a handful of mountain bikers and hikers.

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Sophia Matussek
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Great trail, there was about 10-15 other cars parked there when we went in the afternoon. Hikers and bikers were there, and even some kids with families. Pretty easy most of the route to step to the side for people/bikers to pass.

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Alycia Hilton
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Carolann Whitesell
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HikingMuddy

Lots of mud today on the first half mile! Will probably last until tomorrow. Be careful and avoid this trail if you can while it dries out

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Brian Harpe
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Basic single track, minimal scenery, lots of bikers and hikers

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Tia Stone
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Nice trail and very little mud today! Good for trail running, as it’s easy ups and downs without any real steep areas. Very narrow single track though. Only a handful of people and about 50/50 mountain bikers/hikers

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Randy Spotswood
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