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

  • 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
    -4,122 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

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Horn Hunter
      May 31, 2020 @ 9:21am
      May 31, 2020
      Trails riding great!
      Lower Williams/Perreau (DH)
      May 31, 2020 @ 9:21am
      May 31, 2020
      Dry and fast.
      Powderhouse Gulch
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:42pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      Clear of deadfall, but a bunch of branches across trail just below the little bridge at the top. reporter
      Powderhouse Gulch (Upper)
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:40pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      ~6 trees down. 4 above the gate and a couple between the little stream x-ing and the pond. reporter
      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.
      more reports »
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