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Cache Creek Loop

Average Rating:    (4.64 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

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.
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Latitude
43.47117235547629
Longitude
-110.73939800262451
Trail Directions
Ride east of Snow King Resort on Cache Creek Road for less than a mile until road becomes dirt. Ride another 100 yards or so, singletrack departs left from road.
Trail Length
Main loop 10 mi, longer vars.
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Jackson
   


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Review Date
July 30, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: kschwink ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
clock-wise route

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Teton Pass



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Review Date
August 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: worldventure_rider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
August 21, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jupiterrn ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Black's Canyon



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Review Date
September 23, 2003

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: dan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
this is the only one I rode in the area.



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Review Date
September 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rick , from Folsom, Ca

Summary:
The uphill was simple. The downhill was great. It's one of those trails where the downhill doesn't seem to equal the uphill. Meaning....there seems to be much more downhill. This trail would be a 5 tire, but the 8 mile ride on the pavement back takes away some of the coolness.

Recommended Route:
We did the Cache Creek/Game Creek loop. We wanted something longer than what was described here. Find Jackson and then go to the end of Cache Creek Road. Go all the way to the end, there are trail heads prior to the end of Cache Creek Road that might confuse you. Time to ride....The rest is pretty simple to figure out. Go 4.2 miles up the jeep trail that turns into more or less a single track trail. At an marked intersection, go to the right towards Game Creek. After a short uphill section, you reach a saddle and it's all down hill from here until you reach a paved road at about 10 miles from the trail head. The last 8 miles are on pavement, but it isn't to bad as they built a special paved section off the road to ride on.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none yet



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