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Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

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Latitude
43.697222
Longitude
-114.350833
Trail Directions
Lake Creek Trail Head is 3.5 miles north of Ketchum on Hwy 75, on the west side of the Highway
Trail Length
more than I could count
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Sun Valley
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 10, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dmhager ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Sun Valley ski resort has some great single track.

Warm Springs - this is now one of my favorite rides. Start at the Warm Springs Lodge and climb as long as you like, then turn around and come down this fabulous single track (you can also ride this completely around the mountain and come out the Cold Springs trail). Warm Springs is not very technical, but rides like a luge run and is loads of fun n the way down. The views are great from so many places as you work your way around Bald Mountain.

Lower River Run / Warm Springs Traverse - mostly cat track/service road, beginning with a steep climb at the Lower River lift. Its a good workout, but I didnt love this ride until I connected with the Warm Springs trail (after the Warm Springs Traverse) and started coming down. In my opinion, spend your time on the Warm Springs trail or one of the other area trails.

All in all - I could ride the mountain every day and never get bored.

Recommended Route:
Start at Warm Springs Lodge and climb the perimeter trail - come back down or continue to Cold Springs.



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Review Date
August 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Spaceman , from Arcata CA

Summary:
Rode these trails on my way to yellowstone. THese trails a super phat, we got snowed on so brakes became an issue but I was totally stoaked. The trails are well made and really seem to flow, they are almost all singletrack which is rare these days. Bitchin!

Recommended Route:
Ask a local

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all



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Review Date
May 9, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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4.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Sun Bunny , from Ketchum

Summary:
Summarizing the 100s of rides in the Wood River Valley in one review would be impossible. There's so much terrain in this area that you can spend years discovering it all. Generally, there's lots of climbing but you're rewarded with lots of singletrack and some awesome decents. Plus you hardly ever see another biker. It's not like gear-head central spots in Utah, Colorado, etc. A few tourist find there way onto trails found in guidebooks but are quickly discouraged by the rigors of climbing up, up, up. Remember Sun Valley is a ski area with 3,000 vertical! The region consists of a 25-mile long valley surrounded by mountains -- the Wood River Valley! It has all these canyons that head off both east and west. Forest access signs lead to well-kept dirt roads that lead to double tracks and single tracks galore. These are typically not "bike" routes but rather multi-use trails built by miners, hunters and horsemen over the years. So you'll find you ass draggin' if you're not in shape cuz the climbs and drops are frequent and steep. In fact, the climbs are tougher than you might imagine and sometimes require the old two feet on the ground technique. But you are rewarded with super duper single track decents in a most beautiful setting and clean, clean air. For the less aerobically inclined, Sun Valley Co. resort has lift access to the top of Baldy in the summer for around $20. Plus you can pedal up on the Warm Springs side assuming you have pistons for legs! There's a few ways to ride down and it's a hoot. It's too steep not to brake through. And, watch out for the slate rock sections. They can be cause for a nice aerial view of the surrounding mountains. The River Run decent has fewer trees near the trail and is pretty fast and furiuos. But the Warm Springs decent is more fun in my opinion. Overall, this is great mountain biking country for the in shape rider. If your not conditioned, you might be disappointed because the valley rides are mostly paved bike trails and other short stuff not specific to mountain bikers.

Recommended Route:
Fox Creek Loop, Sun Valley Co./Bald Mountain Lift Access



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Review Date
April 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.63 of 5, 8.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Siggi Sublime , from Ketchum

Summary:
The trials in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area are very good, really. Try somewhere else. It's not worth the long, inconvenient drive. Or, if you do come, just stay on the bike path with all the other tourists. Warm Springs Road makes for some nice bicycler road kill.

Recommended Route:
Most



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Review Date
May 30, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dan M , from Calif.

Summary:
I have ridden probably 60 or 70 of the 100 most popular trails. They are mostly terrific trails with lots of single track. A typical ride is up one box canyon, over a ridge and out the next canyon. 20 miles loop with 2500 feet of vertical. Lots of water crossing, wild flowers, views, technical, wide range of abilities. My longest ride was 52 miles with 6000 feet of vertical. Great place to ride!!!

Recommended Route:
About 100 trails in the Sun Valley Area

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Buy a book in town on the best rides in the area. There are three or four good books.



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