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Adam's Gulch Beginner Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A relaxed loop for beginners that sticks to the valley, avoiding big climbs and descents.


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Map Key

6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

100%

Singletrack

6,481' 1,975 m

High

5,967' 1,819 m

Low

687' 209 m

Up

692' 211 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

Much of the riding in the Adam's Gulch area is quite difficult with steep climbs and descents, but these trails stick to the easy stuff. Beginners should find this to be a great introduction to the trails in the area.

There are plenty of options to add on some more challenging stuff - try riding up Eve's Gulch and tacking on Forbidden Fruit Flow Trail for a bit more spice.

Description

Start out at the popular Adam's Gulch trailhead and head out on Lane's / Sunnyside Trail. This is a mellow cruise through the wildflowers and grasses of the Adams Gulch area, this trail traverses the hillside at a comfortable grade. Lane's Trail is multi-use, keep an eye out for hikers and dog walkers.

Next, look for Citizens Trail - this short, easy cruise has great views and excellent wildflowers early in the season. At the end of Citizens, take a left, and you'll ride a very short section of Griffin Butte Connector before taking another left to merge onto the end of Eve's Gulch trail. Although these trails are marked as intermediate, you'll be on short, easy sections.

Look for a turn to the right on Shadyside Trail. This smooth, flowy, singletrack cruise is a mellow descent most of the way with a few short climbs along the way. It offers pleasant shade in the mid-summer heat, and has a few roots along the way to keep things interesting, but nothing major.

After 1.7 miles on Shadyside, you'll come to an obvious intersection - make a sharp left turn to continue downhill, and blast a few hundred yards back down to the trailhead.

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Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#2407

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  3.8 from 5 votes
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Photos

Dry trail, but amazing scenery just north of downtown Ketchum
Aug 16, 2018 near Sun Valley, ID
Fall trail colors + Snow
Oct 12, 2017 near Sun Valley, ID
Welcome shade... on the Shadyside Trail
Jul 31, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID

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May 24, 2020
H P Boyle
Shadyside is not a beginner trail—lots of shale and narrows trees. 11mi — 1h 24m
Aug 29, 2018
Ben M
Sep 25, 2017
Matthew Henderson
Jul 22, 2017
D B
Jul 4, 2017
Kim Russell
6mi
Jun 19, 2016
Troy Herold
Aug 23, 2015
Bill Gillenwater
Aug 20, 2015
Kevin Willbanks
Good trail conditions 6.1mi