×
User
Today
 
  |   Rate it:

Tags:
Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +1,234/1 ft
Total: 73 riders
 

Mountain Biking Cache Creek - Game Creek Loop

*****   Add a review
#8 of 238 mountain bike trails in Wyoming
#536 in the world

There are several trails that go up and down the Cache Creek Valley which is on the north side of Snow King Mountain. By the time you're five miles up the valley you're into a semi-wilderness area and there will be few people around. Game Creek Trail branches off then and heads south for 5 miles till it meets highway 191 about 9 miles south of Jackson.

This loop combines some of the Cache Creek Valley trails with the Game Creek Trail as well as the shared pathway along highway 191 which completes the loop. You can of course organize a shuttle to avoid the pathway and shorten the ride.

The best trail to take up the Cache Creek Valley is the Putt Putt Trail from the Cache Creek trailhead. Join the Cache Creek Trail when Putt Putt finishes about 3 miles up the valley. The other trails up the valley are best left to the dog walkers or involve some pushing (Hagen).

Your altitude gain from the Cache Creek trailhead to the divide is about 900 feet. You'll then have the pleasure of burning it off as you sail down the Game Creek Trail after you've crossed the divide.

These trails are classic cross-country trails which take you round the isolated back side of the Snow King Mountain. It's a rewarding ride but quite challenging, expecially the steep climb at the start of the Game Creek Trail. It traverses forests and meadows and takes in some stunning panoramas.

You'll pass two junctions on the Game Creek Trail - the Skyline Trail and the West Game Trail. They both come down from the summit hub near the near the top of the mountain.

Another popular loop on Snow King Mountain - actually more popular - is the Perrins-Game-Cache Loop. It was not added to the singletracks database until the time of this update. Several of the older photos and reviews of this trail actually relate to that loop.

This description updated July 2017

First added by toddmare on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Have you ridden this trail? Help improve this information.
Getting there
Most people start at the Cache Creek trailhead at the end of Cache Creek Road in Jackson. You could start at the Snow King chair lift in Jackson and bike round to Cache Creek on the Sink or Swim Trail. Another choice in Jackson is the Nelson Drive trailhead where the Putt Putt trail starts. It links into Cache Creek. At the opposite end of the loop, the Game Creek tailhead in on Game Creek Road which is about 9 miles south of Jackson on highway 191.
Featured in
I rode it!   Add to another list


Cache Creek - Game Creek Loop Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Place this map on your website

Local Info

Club Sponsor

-

Local Bike Shop

Trail checkins

Bobyoder (on Aug 23, 2019)
What's this?

Upcoming Events

None.
Add one

Trail conditions

Good (on Aug 15, 2019)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Cache Creek - Game Creek Loop videos

Add a video
We don't have any videos of this trail yet. Add one here.

Mountain Bike Trails Near Jackson, Wyoming

****
Intermediate | 50 mi
**
Advanced | 2 mi
**
Easiest | 10 mi
| 2 mi

Rider questions

Q: Did you rent bikes for this area? Where did you rent and how did you research it? I'm looking to improve the rental process and would love feedback!

Add a review

Rating
 
Difficulty
 
Review

Reviews

  • Reet_TripOutside.com

    This is such a fun ripping ride! Lots of climbing, we actually rode Ferrins up and down, a 7 mile ride.

    Be mindful on the uphill that its a bi-directional trail and you may have riders ripping down, but EVERYONE in the area was incredibly nice and followed the ''uphill has the right of way'' rule and pulled over.

    I recommend carrying bear spray, I missed a close encounter on a trail and this is Griz country.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Jim Cummings
    ***

    This is an excellent ride that takes you from the edge of Jackson Hole into the back country behind Snow King Mountain. You'll love the feeling of isolation that will creep up on you. It's challenging too and you'll end the ride with a sense of exhilaration and achievement. The downside is the flat ride on the shared path beside the highway back to town if you can't organize a shuttle to complete the loop. That's probably why the Ferrins-Game-Cache Loop is more popular. It covers some of the same ground and goes over the mountain and back down the Cache Valley. That entire loop is singletrack.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • MCiszewski
    *****

    Super fun trail! One super hard hill to climb but is so worth it! The down hill ride is one of the best in Jackson. As a heads up be careful what time you go. When the sun is setting it's rough to see on your way out to game creek. But the bike path back to town goes pass the Bird grab a beer and sit on the outside deck.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Chris Daniels
    ****

    Easy climb up Cache Creek or go for the hillside trail up Putt-Putt or the shaded trail up Hagen's. Either way, all three converge followed by a short, but brutal hill at the divide. Once over the divide, get ready to rip-and-grip down the bobsled that is Game Creek. The Game DH is a little short-lived but super fun. Pedal out of the canyon which dumps you onto the bike path and you are quite a ways from your car. Best shuttled IMO, but not too bad of a ride back into town.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • Jeff Collier
    *****

    I have ridden half of the Top 25 trails, and I don't understand how this trail isn't in the Top 100, much less in the Top 10. Riding in early July, I found the hard packed downhills pristinely smooth, the views almost unmatched, the wildflowers comparable to Crested Butte, and the climbs to be well-planned. The trail architect and builders should be commended.

    (Route: Hoback->Across Snow King->Up Putt-Putt->Up Cache Creek Road->Game->West Game->Ferrins->Back Across Snow King...)

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • justin70
    *****

    Every local you talk to recommends this trail, so I had to check it out.

    Parked at the Putt Putt trail head.
    Rode down Putt Putt trail (single track) to Cache Creek tr, then Game Creek trail, West Game Creek, and back down the awesome decent to Cache Creek. Gave us 3000 vertical feet of elevation,

    Some beautiful single track, picturesque spots (and then the Tetons - wow!) and great riding.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • dcteater
    *****

    Epic ride! Tough as hell (for a couple of flatlanders trying to become "real" MTB'rs). Rode this trail (and a couple more in the complex) on August 6, 2013. Started at the trailhead as described in directions. Rode the 3.8 or so to the Game Creek turnoff (to the right) made the steep ascent (had to walk), took our first real downhill. Flow and speed were tremendous. Took about four or five minutes to fully descend. Then the ascent back up and then down again on mountain #2 (don't know any names yet), then found Forest Canyon Trail, took it up mountain #3, to the crest and intersection with another trail (name escapes me) then finished up back on Cache Creek near trailhead. Loooooong ride. Exhausted but satisfying. Smooth and not so smooth trails and descents. Part was through a former burn/forest fire area with the trees looking like burnt matchsticks and some pretty volunteer flowering ground cover fauna all around. All in all, a butt-kicking and soul-satisfying ride. Great pics with the Tetons behind us from crest of hill/mountain #3.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • wyoexplorer
    *****

    I had a blast today and after riding these trails around Jackson it puts many other areas to shame. They are very well maintained and so many choices! Great area.

    Reply | Thank | Edit
  • toddmare
    *****

    After you get to the Divide and start the Game Creek section it has some of the funnest singletrack around. It doesn't contain any jumps or root drops but it makes up for it with smooth flowing singletrack. Scenery is awesome with moose and beaver sightings possible. Cache creek part is heavily recreated but after the first few miles you won't really see anyone.

    Reply | Thank | Edit