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A brand new singletrack for all ages/abilities close to Garden Valley!


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Singletrack

3,630' 1,106 m

High

3,373' 1,028 m

Low

287' 87 m

Up

31' 9 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Mellow grade and nothing technical make this great for kids.

This trail is entirely on BLM land, but it dead-ends at a private land boundary. It's pretty obvious where the trail ends, and there's a pine tree down to block the way. PLEASE TURN AROUND and don't trespass on private land.

Need to Know

This trail enjoys a long season from mid-April through November, and the soils are well-drained so mud is rarely an issue.

Description

The WOW Trail is a brand-new singletrack out-and-back that's perfect for families, but also fun for riders of all abilities.

To reach the trailhead, head south on Alder Creek Rd. from Banks-to-Lowman Hwy, crossing the South Fork of the Payette River and continuing up the wide gravel road for about two miles. Look for a brown post marking the trail on the right side, then park about fifty yards ahead in the large pullout on the left.

The trail starts at the brown trail marker signpost, and climbs up to a chain-link u-gate. Don't worry if you have to walk this short climb; this is the steepest part of the trail. Stand your bike on end to sneak it through the gate, then enjoy the easy singletrack meandering through the pines for about 1.5 miles.

The trail is built on a VERY old roadbed that's been abandoned for decades, so the grade is easy and there are no technical sections. However, there are enough trees and shrubs for the trail to wander around that it's pretty fun to ride and even feels flowy in places.

The name WOW stands for Wolverines on Wheels, Garden Valley's youth MTB club and racing team. This trail was built by a joint effort of the Boise County Job Creation and Retention Council, Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, Bureau of Land Management, Boise County Community Justice, and Wolverines on Wheels. It represents the beginning of an effort to provide easily accessible, safe, non-motorized trails for the club, local residents, and visitors to enjoy in Garden Valley. Look for more in the near future!!

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Shared By:

Scott Kahre

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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Look for this trail marker sign on the right as you head south on Alder Creek Rd.
Apr 27, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
Plenty of tall pines provide shade for most of the route.
Apr 27, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
Near the upper end of the trail, there are some nice filtered views across Garden Valley.
Apr 27, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
The trail ends here - PLEASE TURN AROUND and don't trespass on private property.
Apr 27, 2018 near Idaho City, ID

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