Woods Gulch

5.00 out of 5
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↑ 2,200 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
The fun to work ratio on this trail is very high. Although you start with nearly 3 miles of steady climbing, the grade is never severe and, before you know it, you're at the top. Pick up a map at the trailhead and start climbing the gulch. At about a mile, you may see a trail back and to your left--ignore it--this is where you'll come out later. After about a mile and a half you'll come to a trail junction(513.2). Stay left to remain on this loop. Follow the trail until it reaches a dirt road and go left. After 0.7 miles on the doubletrack, look left for a trail dropping into the woods. This is where the fun begins. The start of the descent has fantastic flow through the woods and you can really enjoy some speed. Then it gets steeper and more technical. There's one rock drop lying in wait to catch the unwary and unskilled. Eventually, you will merge with the trail you started on as you were climbing the gulch. Turn right and plummet back to your car--carefully, however, as this trail is also popular with hikers/dog=walkers.
added by John FischEpic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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July 18, 2011
John Fisch Epic  
Review: This is about as fun a little 5-mile loop as you'll ever find. It's also one of those rare trails that can satisfy riders of mixed ability. There's a climb, but it's not a killer. There's narrow, twisty singletrack, but it's not threatening. There's a sweet descent, but it's not dangerous--just be ready for that one drop mentioned in the description. There's a lot of variety packed into a compact area and, if you wan't more miles, you're adjacent to the rest of the trails in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.

* Review edited 9/27/2011

Granny Gear

June 6, 2010
o2bsrfn Granny Gear  
Review: if you live here, then you know, if you don't too bad. Sorry don't wanna give it up .

Woods Gulch MTB Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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