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Level: Intermediate
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +879/1 ft
Total: 37 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bald Mountain Bike Park

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#199 of 301 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#9646 in the world

No visit to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to Bald Mountain. The world famous mountain is now open to sightseers and adventurers all summer long.

Lift ticket price provides a 3000 foot uphill ride to the top of Bald Mountain (along with your bike) and then miles of advanced mountain biking trails that bring you back to the base area. Or, just go XC if you prefer.

http://www.sunvalley.com/mountain/hiking-biking/

First added by justin70 on May 11, 2020. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
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River Run resort 520 River Run Dr, Ketchum, ID
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Q: Dogs?
A: You can take your dog on the mountain but not on the gondola!

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  • ForrestGladding
    Reviewing WarM Springs Trail:
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    Great dh trail off the top of Sun Valley. Start early and do a fun laps up high at the resort and then do one or two laps down Warm Springs to end the day, amazing trail with great views and flowy singletrack. The bottom section through the pines is my favorite!

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Cold Springs Trail:
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    I rode the Cold Springs down hill. It's long at 5 miles as it sidles round the hills with a consistent down-sloping gradient. It can be ridden very fast. It is devoid of MTB features but the views are panoramic. It's a popular ride up the mountain for people who don't want to use the lifts.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Saddle Up:
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    Saddle-Up is a machine made one-way down-slope flow trail with lots of bermed corners, rollers and low take-off angle jumps. It's good but not outstanding. The surface is "soft on hard" - stones and grit on a hard sub-surface so you get a floaty ride. It joins the last half mile of Lupine for a superb finish.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing WarM Springs Trail:
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    I'm not a big fan of these old-school trails short on technical features. But the views are great and the speed is exhilarating in places if you're going down. The gradient is fairly constant - steady but not steep. About two-thirds of the way down you'll come to the Traverse Trail. It's a good idea to take it across to River Run for a curvy finish.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing BroadWay trail:
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    Broadway is a connecting trail that you take from the top of the chairlift to Cold Springs Trail, Warm Springs Trail and Lupine. It slopes down gently as it sidles round the rounded summit of the mountain. It is fast, narrow, gravelly, and without technical features.

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  • Jim Cummings
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    Bald Mountain is a BIG lift assisted bike park in summer and a ski resort in winter. The altitude difference bottom to top is 3,300 feet. There are two long, intermediate, two-way singletrack trails called Cold Springs and Warm Springs. They are old-school, cross-country trails with little technical interest but the gradient is well controlled and not very steep. They are long! Warm Springs is 16 miles and Cold Springs is 13 miles long. They are often ridden in a loop by people not wanting to use the gondola and chairlift to the summit.

    Cold Springs and Warm Spings summit at the end of Broadway which is a two mile traverse from the top of the chairlift on a gently down-sloping trail. Lupine starts near the end of Broadway and goes about half way down the mountain where the gondola terminates and the chairlift starts. It's a one way down-slope trail. It's fast and flowing. The last half mile is sublime singletrack with perfectly formed switchbacks and nice airtime opportunities.

    Saddle-Up is a machine made one-way down-slope flow trail with lots of bermed corners, rollers and low take-off angle jumps. It's good but not outstanding. It joins the last half mile of Lupine for a superb finish.

    All the trails on Bald Mountain are "soft on hard" - lots of stones and grit on a hard sub-surface. The net effect is a kind of floaty ride as your tyres tend to skitter a bit.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter
    Reviewing Lupine:
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    Nice, flowy singletrack across the mountainside, but the features are a bit small for the amount of speed you can carry--it's easy to end up overshooting your landing zone and bottoming out in the low point between jumps, or even into the backside of the next one. But all things considered, a fun little trail!

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  • Chris Daniels
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    Long lonely climb up cold springs to top, down flow trail, back up to top, down warm springs. if you're there off-season, some trails might be closed which is disappointing, but still a blast. Hoping to go back when lifts are open.

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  • Chris Daniels
    Reviewing Cold Springs Trail:
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    I prefer this route when climbing Bald Mtn so I can descend Warm for an epic loop. Descending Cold could be fun, but the last stretch is fire road which would be lame.

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  • Chris Daniels
    Reviewing Saddle Up:
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    Flow trail. Huge berms. High table tops. Longer than I expected which was nice. Like previous comment, lots of shale, but the whole mountain has a lot of it.

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  • justin70
    Reviewing Saddle Up:
    *****

    Still new and not worn in, with more loose shale than it should have ... but it will get better,

    Good flow, over an amazing elevation drop. A couple of super-steep corners, but all gentle table tops (too gentle, likely).

    A great addition to the park.

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  • justin70
    Reviewing Cold Springs Trail:
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    Most of the trail is a long, consistent downhill that is fairly straight. It does become a bit same-same for me - warms springs trail has more happening.

    I do like the section through the pine forest towards the end of the downhill.

    Surface is dirt with more rock/shale sections than most trails, so it can be loose sometimes and occasionally rocky. Stay awake!

    Also fairly popular s a climb, so watch out for riders coming up, too.

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  • justin70
    Reviewing WarM Springs Trail:
    *****

    My favourite outer loop on the mountain.

    I particularly like the descent after the mid-trail climb.

    Surface is dirt with rock/shale sections, so it can be loose sometimes and occasionally rocky. Stay awake!

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  • justin70
    Reviewing River Run:
    *****

    Best bit of downhill singletrack on the mountain.

    Flowing trail through the forest, but watch for those hairpins - some are super steep!

    Pity it is so hard to reach this trail as a downhill - hopefully there are new connector tracks added soon.

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  • justin70
    *****

    3000 feet of free vertical elevation. That is AWESOME!
    Great trails, with a leaning towards longer XC loops.
    Trails are also pretty quiet (at least in early season) so that is good too. Most of the popular biking trails are separated from the hiking ones.

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  • justin70
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    The lower part of the trail is a bit of a brute ... sections of loose gravel, roots and rocks.
    Gradient feels at least 5% - often more.
    Hard work!

    Being close yo town, there are also lots of hikers and runners. All were polite, but it can interrupt the flow somewhat.

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