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Popular paved path affording great scenery and pleasant riding


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7.8

Miles

12.5

KM

Paved Path

6,124' 1,866 m

High

5,726' 1,745 m

Low

478' 146 m

Up

624' 190 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This paved multi-use path is part of the Wood River Trail System. It can be ridden in sections, in any direction, and is well marked with wooden signposts at each junction, making getting lost a near impossibility.

From the junction of Highway 75 and Saddle Road, the path begins with a mildly steep ascent paralleling the heavy car traffic on Saddle Road. Although bikers should beware of cars pulling out of side streets, residents are patient and very courteous to path users.

Continue from Saddle Road straight ahead on Dollar Road and pass the picturesque Sun Valley Lake. Use caution at the right-hand crossing onto Elkhorn Road. The gradual hill that climbs next to the Dollar Mountain ski slopes and the Elkhorn Golf Course is the main challenge on this path, but the views along the way are spectacular.

Upon reaching the top, enjoy a scenic descent down to the junction of Elkhorn Road and Morning Star Road. For a shorter, more level ride: continue straight on Elkhorn Road. To add a 150 foot hill over 1.75 miles, take a left on Morning Star Road for a bonus jaunt on this quiet residential road before rejoining Elkhorn Road.

Prepare yourself for the most enjoyable part of this path as it leaves the neighborhoods behind and descends the gentle Elkhorn Gulch wetland area. The path crosses bridges and alternately meanders through open fields and groves of trees. Pass through a tunnel under Highway 75 to join the Wood River Trail System.

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Shared By:

Megan W

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#12907

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Trail Rankings

#582

in Idaho

#12,907

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Photos

One of the best sections of the Elkhorn Bike Path
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Sweeping views on the downhill next to the Elkhorn Golf Club course
Aug 1, 2014 near Sun Valley, ID
Views of Bald Mountain from the Morning Star Road extension
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
This path is super smooth and popular with roller skiers too!
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Passing an idyllic pond early in the morning
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Entering the residential section of Elkhorn Gulch
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID

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