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Greenhorn Gulch Adventure

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 3.3 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A stunning western landscape with narrow singletrack and a riot of springtime wildflowers.


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Map Key

22.6

Miles

36.4

KM

100%

Singletrack

7,653' 2,333 m

High

5,876' 1,791 m

Low

4,317' 1,316 m

Up

4,328' 1,319 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

Stunning Western landscapes, narrow singletrack, and a riot of springtime wildflowers make the Greenhorn Gulch trails a sure-fire destination for eMTB’ing. Located just south of fabled Sun Valley, Idaho, the majority of the trails in the network are open to eMTBs, allowing for multiple loops that vary from 30 minutes to all day.

Description

The Greenhorn Gulch Adventure highlights a backcountry feel that can be easily accessed within just minutes of the trailhead.

Start the route by climbing on Cow Creek Trail from the trailhead. The route twists westward into the hilly rock-strewn grasslands and ghostly fire-scorched forests. Stay right at Mahoney Ridge Trail, descending all the way to a three-way intersection with Mahoney Butte Trail and Lodgepole Gulch.

Stay right again and starting the second climb of the route. This section tops out at the Mahoney - Lodgepole Connector. Go left here as the route turns downhill again. Stay left at Mahoney Butte Trail while enjoying a long descent back towards the trailhead.

Turn right on Greenhorn Trail to begin the last sustained climb of the day. You'll be traversing the south side of Mahoney Butte, working towards the top end of the Imperial Gulch Trail.

Stay left on Imperial Gulch Trail to finish the route with a long, grin-inducing descent through aspen groves with stunning views to the east.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 4 votes

#2

in Hailey

#3248

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in Hailey

#123

in Idaho

#3,248

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Lodgepole Gulch is a tough climb, but totally worth it for the views and the rippin' downhill!
Oct 10, 2019 near Ketchum, ID
Amazing flowers among the burn forest.  Interesting contrast.
Jul 30, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Imperial is a seemingly never-ending, super fast downhill with views the whole way
Oct 10, 2019 near Hailey, ID
Beautiful fast flow
Jul 30, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
One of the best downhills in the area ... so fast, so beautiful.
Jul 9, 2019 near Hailey, ID
In early summer, this area is like a scene out of a movie - so beautiful!
Jul 9, 2019 near Ketchum, ID

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May 26, 2018
Christopher Herring
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Jason Allen