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River Run Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (8)

A tough climb or awesome descent. Great to link in as a loop with other trails.


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3.6

Miles

5.9

KM

Singletrack

6,678' 2,035 m

High

5,799' 1,768 m

Low

33' 10 m

Up

909' 277 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

The description below describes that the River Run Trail provides access to the Bald Mountain Trail. Please note that the Bald Mountain Trail is a popular hiking route and that it is only open to uphill bike traffic.

Need to Know

June 21st - Sept the River Run Trail will be a downhill biking only during lift operation hours. Outside lift operation hours River Run Trail can be hiked or ridden as a climb.

Description

This trail provides access to both the Bald Mountain Trail and Warm Springs Trail allowing for short loops on Bald Mountain. Unlike the rest of the valley, this trail's soil is quite tacky in places.

Starting from Traverse Trail, River Run Trail is a great descent. Tight singletrack winding through the woods is this trail's bread and butter. More traditional singletrack than freeride, this trail lis low on pure feature technicality, but gains its difficulty from the incredibly compact turns and speed impeding small features. These shady "switchberms" (constructed summer of 2017) offer the smoothest and easiest descent to River Run Plaza.

When ridden as a climb, start your ride at Baldy's base area. The trail begins with 15 or so switchbacks through the steep forest just above River Run Lodge. After about 3 miles the singletrack trail connects with the Traverse Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jordan Carr with improvements by Sun Valley Trails Sun Valley Resort

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  4.1 from 8 votes

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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#299

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#7,114

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Photos

Dreaming of Sun Valley - A look at our newest and some of our existing biking trails on Baldy!
Jun 12, 2018 near Ketchum, ID
Nice jump action along the River Run Trail
Jun 4, 2018 near Ketchum, ID
Smooth ride with plenty of beautiful forested shade
Jun 4, 2018 near Ketchum, ID
Fun switchbacks!
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Smooth switchberms at "Vulture Point" on the River Run Trail
Jun 4, 2018 near Ketchum, ID
Nice shady, fun riding.
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID

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