Cache Creek Loop - Trail, Jackson, Wyoming

Cache Creek Loop - Trail, Jackson, Wyoming

DESCRIPTION

Frickin' wicked decent smooth, winding singletrack through meadows and forest along Cache creek. Quite undulating. High altitude lungs helpful. Loop can be ridden in either direction, but is described here in my preferred clockwise direction. The above mentioned trailhead takes you on a gentle climb in a grassy, sage brush meadow and winds up and down in the floor of the valley on the north side of cache creek. Once this trail merges back with the road, continue to ride east on the road up the valley for another half mile or so. Another trailhead leaves the road to the right into the forest, crosses cache creek, and brings you back, eventually, to the lower ski slopes of Snow King Resort. Along this section of the trail in the woods, forks in the singletrack present several options. Keep left at each fork to prolong the ride and go right to bail out. For the best, longest ride, keep left at each fork until you intersect a switchbacking snow cat road on Snow King Mountain. Ride up this road until you reach the top of the chairlift (where the alpine slide starts), ride the trail from the top of the lift traversing the wider ski runs and keep left at the main fork (this is roughly the 10 mile mark). Eventually, you will enter the woods on the west side of Snow King where the trail traverses the mountain in the woods for untold miles, south to Hoback Jct. Winds up and down as far as you can imagine with ample opportunity to bail out into the town of Jackson. For more info, contact Hoback Sports in Jackson.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 30, 2009]
kschwink
Cross Country Rider

I rehabed my acl reconstruction on this trial. My knee was 100% after riding this trial 3-4 days a week during the summer of 84. Great trail!

Customer Service

clock-wise route

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5
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5
[Aug 04, 2008]
worldventure_rider
Weekend Warrior

Here's a variation to the loop described very well by the others. I did this twice in two days, it was so amazing.

Begin riding up the trail along Cache Creek but do NOT turn right to cross the creek, on the Game Creek trail (this trail takes off from Cache Creek a bit before the 4 mile marker).

Instead, keep riding up Cache Creek as far as you care to go. After the 4.6 mile marker (seriously, 4.6!)the single track gets really tight and the wild flowers are smacking your handlebars, shoulders, etc, they are so thick and high. Wildflower intensity varies from year to year but in 2008 they were spectacular. You get to do some decent water crossings for more fun.

On your way back down, take off onto the Putt Putt trail at your first opportunity (to the right, marked clearly). Take Putt Putt all the way down the valley to its trail head (parallels Cache Creek trail), to maximize the tight single track ride. Be prepared to do repeated steep, short downhill & uphill sections with some roots and rocks -- nothing terrible, though.

Customer Service

See above summary. By the way, the first mile or so from the Cache Creek trail head is a bit boring. It's a dirt access road with lots of dogs/owners and so-so scenery. Don't give up; it gets way better. Or, leave the road for the various side trails that parallel the road, to avoid the dogs and get some single track on the way up.

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5
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2
[Jul 15, 2008]
Erich
Cross Country Rider

This ride was great. I did it in early July with the wildflowers going off like crazy. The trail is intermediate in difficulty. The singletrack descent on Game Creek is amazing especially if the wildflowers are blooming. The wildflowers are handlebar high and the trail is pretty smooth. Highly recommended.

Customer Service

Ride in Clockwise direction. Start from the Cache Creek trailhead north of Snowking. Ride up Cache Creek until turning right over the creek and onto Game Creek. Ride short, but steep uphill on Game Creek till the top of the saddle. Then enjoy the long singletrack decent out to the south side of town. Ride the paved bike trail back into town.

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5
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3
[Aug 21, 2004]
jupiterrn
Weekend Warrior

For scenery this trails kicks butt. You ride through this meadow of head high wild flowers at blazing speeds. When the colors blend together you now you hit Wrap speed. The uphill was just as spectacular. If you have 2 vehicles and a group you can cut out the ride back into town, which if you have done is definately not mostly downhill. The trails are well marked and maintained even for first timers.

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5
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4
[Sep 23, 2003]
dan
Cross Country Rider

The other reviews that were kind of "ho-hum" must've come from guys who ride the trail a lot, because I ride quite a bit and thought this trail was great and worth the time. Take Cache road out of town and continue up it until it turns to gravel, then dirt, then single track. Turn right at the Cache Creek 2 sign and stay on the single track. The views over the mountain as you decent the rest of the trail are phenomenal...wish I had had my camera. Yes, the trail spits you out 10 miles outside of town, but there is a bike path that goes right back into town. I stopped at Hoback, got some more water and did it again because it was such a good time. Any day on the bike is a good day. Ride this trail if you are in town and looking to ride. Scott from Austins review is right on the money.

Customer Service

I went clockwise like everyone else. Do not follow the map that Hoback bikes gives you. It sucks and they will admit it sucks after you get back to the shop.

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this is the only one I rode in the area.

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5
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3
[Sep 13, 1999]
Scott Duckworth

This was the best trail I rode throughout my family's vacation this past summer in Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, of course. after I got off the main trail, I didn't see a soul until I got to the road.

Customer Service

for a really awesome long loop, start where the dirt road begins and about 1/2 or 1 mile up, there is a singletrack that goes up the hill to the left. this eventually leads back to the dirt road you started on, but instead of going back to the right keep going left. in about 1/2 a mile, the trail will become double-track. follow this up about 3 miles, there is a trail that goes off to the right. I suggest going this way. (One time I went straight, the trail was all worn out by horses and I almost froze my ass off from falling in one of the technical creek crossings - I heard that you can't ride in the Wilderness Area, so I turned around there.) Anyway, cross the bridge and get onto the trail that goes off to the right. you will go up a really steep - but rideable - trail for about another 1/2 mile or so. from there on, it's either downhill or flat for about 5 miles or so. it's all in a beautiful valley with a stream, flowers, and cool-looking rock formations. You will finally end up at a road. this is where the MTBing ends and the road riding begins. take a right on the road and then take another right on the highway. it will lead you back to the middle of Jackson after about 5 miles. I was told that this is about a 30 mile ride.

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5
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[Sep 16, 1999]
Nate

Very cool smooth, rolling hills with stream and mud crossings. Very fast and prolonged downhills, some steep sections of uphill. A few nice technical downhills and of course beautiful scenery. Probably one of the best rides I have ever done. Definitely blast down Snow King at the end.

Customer Service

Same as Bens route

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5
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[Jul 01, 2000]
Jake

Intermediate (b/c length)
Few technical sections.

This ride is awesome. The trail starts at the bottom, goes up and over and back down, landing you about 6 miles south of Jackson. From there you can take the paved bike path most of the way back to town and to the trailhead.
Changing from singletrack to doubletrack, this loop offers some high-speed downhilling, and some gear-crunching ascents. At the top of the two-track, make a right and head up an unbelievable steep singletrack. Rocks and roots make this one a bit tough. When you reach the top the view is fantastic.
From there you'll wind through some mild, open singletrack to the upper valley floor. From there on you'll experience great two-track and some eerie single through high-altitude bogs.
If you're looking to ride around Jackson, this is a must.

Customer Service

Ride up from the trailhead just east of Jackson, cross the pass and head back down for an extremely long and fast downhill to Hoback Jct.

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There are several short loops that branch off from the main trailhead. Instead of going up the road past the stables, back-track to the first turnout and head up path. This one is short (maybe 2.5miles) and fun. A good warmup for the Cache Creek-Game Creek loop.

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5
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[Jul 07, 2000]
Doug Lowham

Further up the Cache Creek road is a turn off on the right over the creek and uphill to Game Creek Pass and the Game Creek trail. This ends up about 6 miles south of Jackson. Further up Cache creek enters the Gros Ventre Wilderness so do not proceed illegally into this wilderness area.

Customer Service

The trail to the north of the Cache Creek road is known as Putt-Putt, the trail to the south is known as Tiny Hagen. Both are incredible single tracks good for up or down riding (clockwise or counterclockwise).

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IMPORTANT: The Cache Creek and Game Creek areas are adjacent to town and experience heavy traffic. These trails are in danger of closure if irresponsible bicyclists continue to create conflict. Bicyclists yield to all other trail users. Follow the IMBA "Rules of the Trail" Be polite, Have fun.

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3
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[Jul 31, 2000]
Scott Warrick

WOW..what a great ride..The start, up Snow King, was very tough...pushing the bike is an option here. I rode from Jackson across Cache to Game and then Game out to the highway and back to town probably around 23mi. The trail is in great shape and was probably the best for ride, sights, fun, and thrill that I have been on to date. I paused often to enjoy the view and then had a great down hill run after the Game creek crossing. You'll know you've had a great ride when you can jump the cattle crossing at the end of the trail. I started at 7:00AM on the trail and saw only a few other people during the entire ride. This is a good ride for anyone in decent shape with average ability. Take plenty of water and snacks...

Customer Service

Begin at the base of Snow King trail on Cache street and ride up the trail for a really great burn before you begin the Cache/Game creek trails. Ride up about 4 switch backs until you see the single track exit to the left....then go for it.

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5
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