10.2 miles
Distance
2,825 ft
Climb
-2,135 ft
Descent
02:33:51
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Adam's Gulch Loop Trail

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    Land Manager

Adam's Gulch Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Adam's Gulch
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • AKA
    Adams Rib 142
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #46139 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS-Ketchum Ranger District

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Adam's Gulch Loop is a 10 mile less popular black diamond singletrack trail located near Ketchum Idaho. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 2,825 ft black diamond climb. On average it takes 2 hours33 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Adam's Gulch Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    691 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,290 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,406 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,981 ft
  • Grade
    1.283%
  • Grade max
    -28.043%
  • Grade min
    39.876%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    446 ft
  • Avg time
    02:33:51
  • Avg reverse time
    03:25:38
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on Jun 14, 2021
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Adam's Gulch Loop Trail Reports

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      Jun 14, 2021 @ 9:12am
      Jun 14, 2021
      Loose but riding well. Bench cut on clockwise decent is a little overgrown and off camber but still fun. Good adventure ride Ride on riders
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 10:13am
      Sep 16, 2020
      Trail had numerous large trees down on the southern side.
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 3:46pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      As of June 21, trail was dry, clear and it rode well. The new section of the trail near the blue Fox Peak Connector can be difficult to find....
      May 16, 2020 @ 7:49am
      May 16, 2020
      Open from Griffin Butte Connector to Harpers. Outer loop still closed.
      May 2, 2020 @ 8:05am
      May 2, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 36 rides
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Christoballister (Aug 8, 2018 at 21:48)
       This trail should be broken into two segments. I rode it clockwise from the bottom. My recommendation is skip the southern climb. Lots of hike-a-bike, overgrown, trees over the trail. The northern is a fun descent and would be a good up and back.
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      • + 1
      jb33 (Oct 29, 2018 at 13:12)
       Rode the Upper Adams (177) section today as an out and back. Stout climb with some hike a bike. Trail is in good shape just a couple trees down. Rips on the downhill !
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      • + 0
      rufffish (Jun 14, 2021 at 9:16)
       Climb up is about 1/3 hike a bike on the way up. Mostly in the middle and the end. Very little shade but was bearable in early June. Trail has rerouted in the steepest part to include a few switchbacks.

      The decent is loose with punchy climbs. There are some fun ridge sections but most of the top is eroding bench cut. Still rideable but little room for error. Second half of the decent the trail opens up a bit.

      Great ride but lots of work and a bit of an adventure. Plus side was not much dead fall, 2 trees maybe but being as the forest is burnt this could change at anytime.

      Yeeeehaaa ride on riders
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      • + 0
      Chriscawley (Jul 6, 2021 at 21:49)
       I second the previous commenter’s recommendation to consider this two different segments, but not the opinion of the climb up the gulch. Old Adams Gulch Road is hard and a little schwacky but it is obscenely beautiful and at least 90% rideable. The Adams Rib trail is an all-time backcountry single track: skinny, scenic, engaging but not at all sketchy.
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