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Osberg Ridge Trail

Consensus:    (details)
 4.0 from 1 vote
  Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #18 in the Sun Valley and Ketchum area
#136 in Idaho
#2,433 Overall
Condition:
Nov 10 Closed - fire damage to be repaired
Trail near Ketchum,  area, 
“Amazing traverse on high alpine singletrack. A new but Classic Sun Valley Ride.”
Jordan Carr on May 1, 2014
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11.819.0 milesKilometers 2,140’652 m Ascent 9,554’2,912 m High 6.2% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -1,752’-534 m Descent 7,962’2,427 m Low 16.7% Max Grade
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Closed due to 2013 Beaver Creek Fire. Reconstruction expected to take place in 2015.
Description
Begin this amazing alpine trail by shuttling a vehicle or catching a ride to the end of Baker Creek Road FS162. Climb up from the trailhead about 1-2 miles and watch as the views open up in all directions. You'll begin what seems like the never ending descent back down towards Ketchum as you traverse the extremely well-designed new ridge trail. Continue to follow signs for Osberg ridge as you make your way eastward on the trail. There are very few intersections, but all are signed.

When you reach the end of this trail, continue down and finish on Shadyside Trail to the trailhead.

"Despite being in the middle of pristine nothingness, the new Osberg trail rides like a loopy little excursion next to town. Uniquely, the trail does not torture you with a climb that lasts for hours before sending you down the other side like most trails in Sun Valley. It follows a ridge system, popping in and out on each side slapping you with show stopping views which make riding at anything other than a stop and go pace almost impossible. As it rolls along, Kodak moments inhibit progress, but we are not in a hurry. Each stop results in another telling of some tale from the road or reminiscing over our many rides past. Despite the mellow terrain, nearly everyone takes a soil sample resulting in arm or leg jerky, but no one seems to care. It is a perfect day for the perfect ride. Whoops can be heard in the woods, and at each stop high fives are thrown all the way around."

- From an article on the trail by Greg Randolph, Sun Valley Tourism
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