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Galena Gulch

 4.0 (2)

5.0 Miles 8.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,672' 510 m

Ascent

-518' -158 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

9,550' 2,911 m

High

7,884' 2,403 m

Low

Shared By Chris Wandervans

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Climb into the Alpine.

Chris Wandervans

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Can be snowbound late into spring/summer.

Description

The start of this trail is not very well marked. It can be accessed off Pole Creek Rd and is right next to a major water crossing on Pole Creek Rd. If you end up at the three cabins trailhead, then you have gone too far. If you are trying to find the end of this trail, it is not marked well either and you should look just before Grand Prize trail starts descending out of the meadow at the pass.

This is a classic ride with a mellow start as it climbs along the creek. As the trees start to thin out, the trail enters the alpine zone and not only gets steeper, it also gets rockier. The last part of this trail is going to involve some hiking and then you'll have a steep blast down to the Grand Prize trail.

This trail can be used as an alternative for the Big Bowery Loop to avoid some road.

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Great trail. Some down trees on the North end. The North end start is right at a creek crossing with a Germania Creek sign, and a cool carved totem pole. Sep 15, 2015
pnduff  
I've ridden this many times. It's a great trail, but now there are too many downed trees. The USFS refuses to do any trail maintenance. Aug 27, 2017
Chris Wandervans
Boise, ID
Chris Wandervans   Boise, ID
pnduff - I agree the USFS trail crew has been drastically cut back these last couple of years. A group will be cutting out trees on this trail on September 30th. Sep 25, 2017

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