12.2 miles
Distance
662 ft
Climb
-4,774 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

In about 10 miles this ride descends 4700' on various types of singletrack, from buff to primitive and steep. There is some crossing country and climbing to connect Powderhouse Gulch Trail w/ Perreau Creek via either Horn Hunter or Horse Mountain Trails. Always great views to be had along the XC portion. This ride takes from 2 - 4 hours depending on your group.

There are two shuttle options. Leaving a rig at Shoup Bridge Rec. Site is convenient and there is river access and shade, this adds a mile of pavement to the descent. Or park at the junction of Perreau Creek Road and Williams Creek Road.

The dropoff is on the Ridge Road about 3/4 mile south of Williams Creek Summit.

Detailed Description
Powderhouse to Perreau is a 12 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 13 trails. This route climbs 662 ft with a max elevation of 8,146 ft then descends -4,774 ft.

Route POI

RestroomsShoup Bridge Rec. SiteRestrooms
Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-offPerreau Creek RoadShuttle Pick-up/Drop-off

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    powderhouse lower williams
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Powderhouse to Perreau mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,112 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,033 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,146 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,035 ft
  • Grade
    -6.4%
  • Grade max
    -78.9%
  • Grade min
    49.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,348 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.
Lower Williams/Perreau
Jun 10, 2022 @ 5:30pm
Jun 10, 2022
All clear. Riding great. Might need some brushing in the coming years.
Lower Williams/Perreau (DH)
Nov 30, 2021 @ 1:48pm
Nov 30, 2021
Cleared rocks and limbs from the lower mile of the trail. From the fence down to Perreau Creek. That portion of trail is in good condition now.
Williams Creek Road
Jul 23, 2021 @ 11:24am
Jul 23, 2021
Road Closed from Williams Summit west due to the Mud Lick Fire.
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.
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