Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,019/1 ft
Total: 40 riders
 

Mountain Biking Adams Gulch Loop

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#169 of 298 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#8206 in the world

Popular trail close to town with singletrack loop with a road that splits it down the middle for those looking for an easier route. Many junctions to other area trails. Dogs can be off-leash outside of the parking area. Wild flowers were going crazy in Mid-July. North part of loop is partially forested while in a gulch and exposed on a south-facing slope while the south part of the loop is in forested terrain.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Go north of Ketchum for 1.5 miles and turn left at the sign for Adams Gulch Road. Drive through the subdivision and turn left at the T. Continue on to the trailhead.
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  • Jim Cummings
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    I'd heard that Forbidden Fruit was a good flow trail and the most technically interesting of the Adams Gulch trails so I went to have a look. First I rode up the valley mainly on the Shady Side Trail (nice), then part way up Eves Gulch (climbs up through forest).

    Forbidden Fruit starts with a short stiff climb but soon starts flowing down along the side of the valley. It's hand-made I think - not very wide anyway - with a fairly good surface. There are some nice bermed corners and some good but small humps and jumps. Like all flow trails you really need to ride it a few times to be able to make the most of it. It does need speed to work well and there is not a lot of room for error. It's only about a mile long.

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  • dgw2jr
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    Mostly smooth single track with some optional creek crossings. Shady side is awesome. Forbidden fruit was not my thing. Skip Lane's if you don't like the sun.

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  • vince.lowe@gmail.com
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    Super convenient from downtown Ketchum, this trail features a number of bridges or stream crossings. The trail is pretty gentle and smooth, with only a few mandatory rocky spots. Starts alongside the creek and then winds it's way up through sage into aspens and pine. One steep section up to a lookout point and then flowing singletrack back down.

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  • harryhoodlum
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    This is a great ride! Not a lot of technical aspects but not for the beginner either. "Real" singletrack much of the way. Many different options for increasing or decreasing length/difficulty. Smooth and fast.

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