12 miles
Distance
987 ft
Climb
-5,110 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.

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Route POI

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

Details

  • AKA
    powderhouse lower williams
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Powderhouse to Perreau mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,122 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,032 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,156 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,033 ft
  • Grade max
    -43.452%
  • Grade min
    46.51%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,400 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Lower Williams/Perreau (DH)
Jun 16, 2017 @ 10:07pm
Jun 16, 2017
6/5/17 and 6/6/17 A YEP trail crew removed hazard stumps from the tread, from the top of the saddle, down. From the BLM/FS boundary, they brushed out over growth, created drip drains and Grade Reversals, plus reconstructed 80 feet of a trail bench. After the trail crews efforts, the cows were released for grazing. The top is post holed, but riding well. The lower is in better shape and rolling fast.
Lower Williams/Perreau
Jun 16, 2017 @ 9:55pm
Jun 16, 2017
SCA crews rerouted the connector trail from the picnic area to Williams creek crossing. They created rock and wood stair cases that are rideable on decents, and possibly be able to climb if you have skills. No matter what, it's fun. They also widened and brushed out the trail on the other side of the creek. A mtb volunteer removed the abandoned barb wire fence and connected the upper and lower sections. The trail is riding great, with exceptions of cattle damage to the tread.
Powderhouse Gulch
May 28, 2017 @ 11:07am
May 28, 2017
Several chainsaw trees down from pond down to road reporter
Powderhouse Gulch (Lower)
May 28, 2017 @ 11:04am
May 28, 2017
One large tree laying in trail above last switchback reporter
Horse Mountain
May 7, 2016 @ 5:26pm
May 7, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail, about 5-6 total.
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