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Lower Hulls Gulch

Average Rating:    (3.55 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

Technical, occasionally difficult single track that winds up a canyon with a creek usually on your right. Couple water crossings, one carry spot. Intimidating and maybe dangerous for beginners, but lots of fun and work for intermeds on up.
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Latitude
43.64135502954997
Longitude
-116.18462562561035
Trail Directions
From downtown Boise, take 8th St. North toward dem hills. Soon after the pavement ends, look for a dirt parking lot on the left. Across the rd on the right is the start of the trail. Lift your bike over a low bar and go! Can be accessed by going up the Crestline trail ("the highway") to the top, and then take Hulls Gulch down.
Trail Length
3.5 +/-
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Boise
   


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Review Date
September 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rojogrande ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Was in town on business but wanted to sample some of Boise's famous mtn bike trails. Rented bikes from Bike's to Boards, Dave took good care of us. We took off from downtown straight up 8th St for about 10 minutes until it turned into a dirt road. Dave recommended trail 39a to 28 to 4 which is the route we took to get to the top which is a nice little climb. The are trail maps everywhere. Then we bombed down the single track of Lower Hulls Gulch which was awesome! Very nicely designed and well maintained trail. It probably helped that there was a light rain that night to compact everything slightly. We did run into a few hikers with their dogs but nothing that slowed us down too much. Of course it was Thursday morning so I'm sure traffic was light. What a great mtn bike playground minutes from town. I'm jealous!

Recommended Route:
8th St turns into a dirt road. Parking lot on the right, about 1/2 mile up. Trail map there.



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Review Date
July 3, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Mac5 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was up above this trail on the ridge with my brothers, and we looked down and saw a couple of guys bustin' down the trail along the creek, hootin' and hollerin'. So, we knew we had to give it a shot. So, the next week, this is where we came. It was a bit more work to ride up than we were hoping for, especially in the heat of summer in the Boise foothills. There were a lot of people on the trail, going both directions. I guess that is to be expected on a Saturday morning. The ride up was almost too much for both of my brothers (they are just starting this summer to get into mtn biking, and both need to get in better shape).

But, overall, it is not too difficult. The sandy single track can be annoying and sometimes tricky, and there are some patches of rocks that can be a little more difficult to manuever, both when climbing up and when bombing down. Going up, the trail becomes narrower and a bit steeper near the top. Once at the top, we turned around and began the fun part of the trail.... going down! Lots of fun! But, be careful of the many other users of the trail. Next time, we'll take two cars so we can just shuttle up to the top, and then just have fun on the way back down!

Recommended Route:
If you want a workout, you must start at the bottom of the trail, and head all the way to the top. But, if you just want some fun downhillin', shuttle to the top (2-3 miles up 8th Street after it turns to dirt road) and head on down. The trail is only 2-3 miles, so you can even shuttle up to the top more than once in less than an hour.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All of the Ridge to River trails are about the same.... Hot on summer days, with no shade, but still plenty fun.



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Review Date
May 8, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: 99fusion ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is awesome, but I rarely ride it because it's usually cluttered with joggers, bikers, people taking their dog for a walk. It's not too advanced, a good trail to take a new MTBer. It's the first trail my brother took me on when I started and I was hooked. I dread riding this trail now, though, because of all the traffic. When a trail is this accessable it's only natural that you can't have it all for yourself. Your best bet is to go during the day when everyone is at work and all the kids are in school.

Recommended Route:
Park at Camelsback park. Leave the parking lot, go around the tennis courts, to the right side of the hill where Red Fox trail begins. This trail will cross 8th street after about a mile, cross the road and that's where Hulls Gultch begins. Go up that until you hit the crestline junction. Go back the way you came. Be sure to stop for everyone on your way back down or they will get angry. It's a good ride for the average couch potatoe who's looking for a starting point to get in shape.



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Review Date
September 28, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: freerider16 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Not to bad just dont go up it for your first time with pros unless your good or you might get lost not to bad and at the end you can see a red cliff that I love jumping off ps Im kind of dumb when Im on my bike . easy just dont go to fast or you will slide off and do something you dont want to. Dont use a freeride bike with pro cross country riders it sucks.

Recommended Route:
any way pure fun

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any that is fast



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Review Date
May 28, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.00 of 5, 9.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jode ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Leave your mountain bike at home - trail easily doable on a road bike.

Ride this trail if you are new to mountain biking or if you can't think of anything better to do.



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