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A nice, fun, short loop perfect for a quick hit after work.


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6.5

Miles

10.4

KM

100%

Singletrack

3,906' 1,191 m

High

2,891' 881 m

Low

1,064' 324 m

Up

1,064' 324 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Don't ride this one when it's muddy. Lower Hulls Gulch Trail is directional based on the calendar day. You can only ride this loop counter-clockwise as shown on odd-numbered days of the month.

Overview

This is a great loop that is short enough to fit in on a weekday afternoon between "quittin' time" and dinner time. It will get you a quick 1100 feet of climbing and a fun descent.

Need to Know

To access the start you can either drive up 8th St to the Foothills Learning Center, or ride in from town using the trail systems that start at Camelsback Park or Military Reserve.

Directional Trail: One trail in this loop (Lower Hull's Gulch) is directional based on the calendar day. You can only ride the loop counter-clockwise as shown on odd-numbered days of the month. On even-numbered days you can only go the other way, which is clockwise going uphill on Hull's. See the Special Trail Management Strategies on Ridgetorivers.org for more info.

Description

Start at the Foothills Learning Center (which you can ride to from town by any number of trails). Start up Lower Hulls Gulch Trail for a few minutes and then take a right turn to head up Red Cliffs Trail. At the top of Red Cliffs, take a left onto Crestline Trail, which rises gradually. After a few minutes on Crestline Trail, take a right onto Sidewinder Trail. This is a nice middle-ring climb with a few steeper sections that tops out at a 3 way intersection with a nice view.

At the intersection, hang a left onto the 8th Street Motorcycle Trail. Enjoy a fast and fun descent down a steep, winding trail with very well burmed turns. So fun! Note that this portion of trail is better to ride in spring or early summer, as during late summer and fall it gets very dusty and loose from the motorcycles tearing it up.

At the bottom of the 8th Street Motorcycle Trail drop you'll be back at the Crestline Trail. Hang a right and pedal a short distance on roughly flat singletrack until you reach the creek crossing which marks the start of Lower Hulls Gulch Trail. From here, bomb lower Hulls all the way back to the Foothills Learning Center Parking area.

The whole loop can easily be done in less than an hour for those times when you need your biking fix but are short on time.

Shared By:

Cory Harelson with improvements by Jesse Weber

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  4.2 from 20 votes

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Photos

Delicious Snakey Berm on Sidewinder
Oct 22, 2021 near Boise, ID
Parker threading it on the Hulls Gulch technical rock section.
Oct 31, 2015 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
Almost to the top.
Jul 17, 2022 near Boise, ID
Sidewinder at Sunset
Nov 11, 2014 near Boise, ID
Morning Ride up Sidewinder
Jul 17, 2014 near Boise, ID

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Jul 4, 2021
Adam Joice
Watch out for the pilot trail program (no DH on Hulls on even days) 7.9mi — 1h 04m
Jun 16, 2021
C Fish
May 23, 2021
Shawn Myers
6.5mi — 2h 30m
Apr 21, 2021
Lisa Potter
12.4mi
Aug 31, 2020
Bo Wilmer
Aug 24, 2020
Marshall Cook
9.2mi — 1h 30m
May 16, 2020
Bekka Scott
Hungover with Jen
Apr 16, 2019
Eric Bradley
6.5mi
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