Greenhorn Gulch - Trail, Ketchum, Idaho

Greenhorn Gulch - Trail, Ketchum, Idaho

DESCRIPTION

Several possible routes are available and it is very well marked.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 06, 2010]
trey.s
Cross Country Rider

The trail system sees alot of use.There were more horses and hikers than I am used to seeing.That said,it is not crowded.In the back country you will find yourself alone and that can be both good and bad.

Customer Service

I like cross-country riding with minimal hike-a-bike.Ride up Mahoney to Lodgepole and repeat or ride the opposite way.Take Greenhorn Gulch Tr to Imperial and ride some parts back the way that you came.This is the part that I found most of the locals on.When I told some of them that I rode the trail backwards in some spots they said that they had not thought of doing that.Alot of people that ride this area are focused on the downhills.The climbs are shorter than what I am used to compared to the length of the downhills.Hence the glowing reviews.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 12, 2010]
trikeflyer
Cross Country Rider

killer single track here the motorcyclists here have been maintaining 100s of miles of trails locally around here in Idaho if not for them there would be very little riding in Idaho. be thankful when meeting them ask them for directions to other riding places they are great people and turned me on to many trails.

Customer Service

everywhere in idaho

Similar Products Used:

deer creek, warmsprings ,little wood, trailcreek

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 16, 2008]
tnlmac
Cross Country Rider

Rode this trail in 8/08 spring fires and motorcycles have torn it up pretty good since last year. switch backs were especially rutted. ran in to

Customer Service

shuttle to greenhorn - mahoneys? - lodgepole - red warrior creek at the bottom of red warrior creek relax in the natural hot springs along warm springs rd.

Similar Products Used:

Red Warrior creek, Deer Creek, Lodgepole

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 26, 2007]
cameron
Cross Country Rider

punishing climb to an epic downhill anyway you go. It is one of the best trail systems in the valley. The Mahoney trail gives you the ability to choose numerous other trails. Bring plenty of water and powergel. You'll need them!!

Customer Service

greenhorn to mahoney. You can take lodgepole or even get after it and take the red chief trail. Whatever way you go it is the goods!

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fox creek, adams gulch, go north to the white clouds. not as crowded

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 16, 2005]
theCush
Cross Country Rider

Contraire to the warning abt the trail being 'taken away'- the putz who bulldozed a section on his mining claim basically forced a rerouting of that section. Its all done and rides nicely. Alot of motorcycles have whoopedeedoo-ed parts of all the trails in the area, Lodgepole in particular but not to the point of destruction- just not as flowing/ripping of a downhill as before. It gets a bit loose later in the season so early in spring/summer (after snowmelt) is the cats jamys. You'll want to descend Imperial also esp after the scooters have tilled it all season. Happy trails!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 17, 2005]
zeman
Cross Country Rider

Amazing to hear that there are rattle snakes, goatheads and washboard on this trail. Ignorance has displayed itself well in some of these reviews. The Greenhorn Gulch trail system is by far one of the best on the west coast. Sounds like some thought it was too difficult to ride the entire trail. Do not go left at the entrance of the trailhead. Stay to the right and the ride will be much better! There are numerous options available that can take an experienced rider through single tracks for over five hours (and not see another rider).

Customer Service

Experience all of them. Take it to Red Warrior for an epic. You can ride from East Fork to Mohoney and back in less than 2 hours.

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The Sun Valley area is a mtb rider's dream.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 04, 2003]
Bryan
Racer

I dont kno how anybody could possibly diss this trail. This is an AMAZING ride. Possibly the greatest singletrack downhill i have ever ridden in my life. Ther is even a sign at the top that says "Caution MtnBikers: Long descent ahead"...that just goes to show that even the Gov't garauntees you will have a good time!! Note: this is not a ride for the weak of heart or leg, there are a pair of monster climbs, but if you wanna get to the downhill u gotta go up first, and boy do u go up.

Customer Service

Start at Greenhorn Gulch Trailhead, go out Mahoney Cr trail till it splits, if ur still feeling strong head up Lodgepole Gulch(this is the way i went and i must say that the view and the terrain was unparalleled), otherwise stay on Mahoney Cr trail. Stay left at all forks in the trail and you will end up right where you started. The downhill at the end is unreal, it is sooo smooth and fast!!!!

Similar Products Used:

Adams Gulch, Fox Creek, Chocholat Gulch, Oregon Gulch, Cunard Gulch Just pick up an all-weather Bike trail map or guide book in any of the bike shops in Ketchum or Hailey, thats what i did.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 27, 2003]
imageseer
Weekend Warrior

I just came back from a MTB trip in the Sun Valley area. The Greenhorn to Mahoney ride was beautiful!. Nice buffed trails!! We also rode Fox Peak in the same area. Greenhorn was our favorite ride this year!

Customer Service

Avoid the switch back that begins to the right of the parking lot. There is a much better route to the left which has recently been reopened.

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Fox Peak, it has it's moments...but it also has some abusive areas.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 27, 2003]
Brett J
Racer

This is the best motorcycle trail in the area. Not too great for mountain biking though, lots of shale, and goatheads. Plan on flats. I just gave up the mountain biking on this trail, just ride my CR250 on it instead.

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better trails in Boise, MCCAll, much cheaper less shuttling

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 08, 2003]
G
Weekend Warrior

FYI - This trail system is being taken away... There is a mining claim at the junction of Greeenhorn/Imperial and the owner has begun to do major "grading" with a bulldozer, coming up from the Deer Creek (south) side of the ridge. I'm not sure what (if anything) can be done, but, if you have a minute, call the Sawtooth National Ranger District office (208.727.5000) and ask for Kurt Nelson or Ed Cannady and tell them that you value these trails and want to express your support for their continued preservation. Cheers! Ride on.....

Customer Service

all

Similar Products Used:

dirt

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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