3.1 miles
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-2,092 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Powderhouse Gulch is a great trail for several shuttle laps. It takes about 15-20 minutes/lap to drop 2000' in almost 3 miles.

Expect smooth single track, off camber chunk and some exposed steepness.

Traction varies with trail dryness.

Detailed Description
Powderhouse Gulch is a 3 mile moderately popular expert route located near Salmon Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 2 ft with a max elevation of 8,146 ft then descends -2,092 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    powderhouse
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Powderhouse Gulch mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,090 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,052 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,146 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,056 ft
  • Grade
    -12.8%
  • Grade max
    -56.1%
  • Grade min
    3.6%
  • Distance climb
    262 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    66 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Powderhouse Gulch
Jun 19, 2022 @ 3:47pm
Jun 19, 2022
Cleared 7 new trees. Trail is all clear.
Powderhouse Gulch (Lower)
Jul 14, 2021 @ 10:20pm
Jul 14, 2021
All clear except for 1 large down aspen tree at the bottom, just below the gate. Trail is in good shape, and cow-free until September.
Powderhouse Gulch (Upper)
Jul 14, 2021 @ 10:15pm
Jul 14, 2021
All clear except for 1 sizable down tree just below the top. Trail is in good shape, and cow-free until September.
Ridge Road
Jan 27, 2016 @ 9:15am
Jan 27, 2016
The Ridge Road is groomed for snowmobiles. Don't expect virgin corduroy, but it is usually firm enough to ride. Ridge Road south from Wms Summit sometimes is rough from the FAA maintenance cat that visits Lake Mtn.
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