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Sanford and Son

Intermediate

Trail

18.4 mile 29.6 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,521' 768 m
Descent: -2,518' -767 m
High: 3,979' 1,213 m
Low: 2,801' 854 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Map Key

See the best of both Hulls Gulch and Military Reserve with this grinder.

Tyler Zundel

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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Overview

Classic Boise MTB - park and climb!

This one has plenty of up and down action. Huffing up a singletrack hill or bombing down the same, this one has both.

Need to Know

Basic Boise foothills singletrack. On hot days make sure you have plenty water. Always cede the right of way to the uphill riders.

Description

Start at the Hull's Gulch Interpretive Center and go up Owl's Roost #37. A right onto Kestrel Trail will take you up to Crestline Trail. Take it to Sidewinder, then do Fat Tire Traverse, down Freestone Ridge, then back up the short lower section of Three Bears. Here is the first of 2 run down properties - Fred Sanford's place possibly. Climb this smooth trail up to Shane's Trail and do the clockwise loop. Drop back down on Bucktail Trail and down to the bottom of the canyon. Go left and down for a short distance until it's time to go up the Military Reserve Connection trail.

As you're huffing up that lovely trail, look down to the right to see the 2nd of the run down places, ostensibly Lamont's this time. Up the connector to Crestline Trail again. Head up Crestline Trail and try to beat your time up the short Kestrel hill up the trail a bit. Continue on Crestline Trail all the way to Lower Hulls Gulch Trail. Now take it in and roll down this sweet intermediate trail. When you arrive back at the interpretive center be sure to go across 8th street and go up Chickadee Ridge Loop - drop back down into the parking lot and you're done!

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, History & Background

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Land Manager: Ridge to Rivers

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Jun 10, 2016
Kris B.
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Parker threading it on the Hulls Gulch technical rock section.
Oct 31, 2015 near Boise, ID
At the junction of freestone and fat tire.
Mar 30, 2020 near Boise, ID
Golden hour in the foothills.
Oct 9, 2016 near Boise, ID
Top of Bucktail just before Shane's intersection.
Sep 9, 2016 near Boise, ID
Sunrise in Boise! At the top of kestrel on crestline
Mar 30, 2020 near Boise, ID
On the side of the Sidewinder Trail and then the views...great climb, for anyone with good legs and lungs.
Oct 31, 2017 near Boise, ID

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