3.1 miles
2 ft
-2,092 ft
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
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
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    One Direction
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More Stats for Powderhouse Gulch mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    12 min 3 sec
  • Altitude change
    -2,090 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,052 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,146 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,056 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    262 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    66 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Powderhouse Gulch
Sep 27, 2023 @ 3:03pm
Sep 27, 2023
This report is from the pond down. Cleared a couple of down trees and some infringing vegetation and rocks. Still one 9 inch lodgepole down across the trail but it is an easy step over. Trail below the pond is in great shape otherwise.
Powderhouse Gulch (Upper)
Jun 18, 2023 @ 7:44pm
Jun 18, 2023
One tree down. A couple wet spots.
Powderhouse Gulch (Lower)
Jun 12, 2023 @ 10:57pm
Jun 12, 2023
All clear and riding great. reporter
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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