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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Cold Springs Trail

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#148 of 316 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#8,647 in the world

This two-way trail stretches across 2,500 vertical feet on the mountain's south face. The trail works its way through the wildflowers to Clear Creek Lookout. Here, you can catch your breath while enjoying a stunning view of the Pioneer Mountains.

The lower portion of the trail meanders through the lush woods that Sun Valley's smaller natives, like chipmunks and squirrels, call home.

From the bottom of the Warm Springs Trail and Cold Springs Trail, return to River Run Plaza by accessing the paved Wood River Trail System (bike path).

First added by justin70 on Jun 29, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: yes
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Part of Bald Mountain
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  • Jim Cummings

    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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  • Chris Daniels

    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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  • justin70

    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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