Adams Gulch - Mountain Biking

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Summary

One of the most popular trail systems from Ketchum, the Adam’s Gulch area offers a variety of trail combos with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Written by

Teresa Bruffey

Distance

5.0 miles

5+ miles, depending on which route you take.

Destination Distance From Downtown

91.5 miles

Difficulty

2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

1-3 hours

Seasonality

Summer and Fall

July through October

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Review

Intro

A very popular trail system for mountain bikers, the Adam’s Gulch Trailhead connects to Ketchum via the Harriman Trail and provides access to a variety of trails that can be combined for rides suited to every level of rider and any distance you'd like to go.

What Makes It Great

Roll through the trees of Shadyside along the hillside on soft pine needle covered trails for a fun, shaded warm up. Climb up Lanes Trail feeling your heart speed up at this elevation. The trailhead is right about 6,000’ and for those Treasure Valley dwellers, the elevation will be felt with heavy quads and hard working lungs.

Head back along Sunnyside Trail for a fun, rolling descent through aspen groves that open into sweeping views of the mountains across the valley.

Add additional sections of trail to make this loop longer and add more technical terrain. Like many trails in the valley, the options for big rides are endless.

Who is Going to Love It

Adam’s Gulch Trailhead provides access to a variety of trails that can be combined for rides suited to every level of rider and any distance you'd like to go.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Pick up an excellent map from the Blaine County Recreation District, available for free at  most gear shops and visitor information offices in town. 

Location

Adams Gulch

Ketchum, ID,
43.704835, -114.38878

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