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Greenhorn Gulch

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

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Latitude
43.59456541119905
Longitude
-114.40149307250976
Trail Directions
About Two miles south of Ketchum turn on Greenhorn Gulch road, across from the fire station on highway 75. Continue to the trail head parking about two more miles
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ketchum
   


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Review Date
March 12, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: trikeflyer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
everywhere in idaho

Other recommended trails in the same area:
deer creek, warmsprings ,little wood, trailcreek



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Review Date
August 16, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: tnlmac ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Red Warrior creek, Deer Creek, Lodgepole



Comments
trikeflyer (03/12/2010)
the motorcyclist are constantly clearing dead fall and maintaining this trail system they are the only people that carry chainsaws shovels and picks . last year there were six guys that spent all day rebuilding water bars and clearing rocks and trees from the trails. thank them!!! the few whoop sections are great for jumping keeps it fun
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Review Date
August 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: theCush ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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!



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Review Date
July 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: zeman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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).

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Sun Valley area is a mtb rider's dream.



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Review Date
November 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Bryan ,  Racer

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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.



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