5 miles
Distance
152 ft
Climb
-1,944 ft
Descent
00:31:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Alden Gulch (Re-Route) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Baker
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #11542 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS-Ketchum Ranger District

This is the new reroute of the historical Alden Gulch trail. This trail contains many natural and man made dirt and rock features. This trail makes the Osberg Trail into a loop or it can be accessed off of the East fork of Baker Creek rd. The former is more AM and the latter is better for Enduro style riding. Seasonal shuttle options exist from the road through local outfits. Total ride distance when accesses from the road is 16 miles approximately (26k). Segment is stored without the technical section ride arounds. Adopted by the Wood River Trails Coalition.

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More Stats for Alden Gulch (Re-Route) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,792 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,969 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,762 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,761 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,969 ft
  • Grade
    -7.504%
  • Grade max
    -40.699%
  • Grade min
    30.677%
  • Distance climb
    2,639 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,324 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:27:59
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Directions to alden-gulch-reroute-54667 trailhead (43.711030, -114.544830)
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      Alden Gulch... Trail Reports

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      Nov 5, 2020 @ 5:37pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      3 or so trees down
      Sep 21, 2020 @ 7:06am
      Sep 21, 2020
      There is one downed trees. Nothing else is an issue other than normal late season ware and tear.
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 12:39pm
      Sep 3, 2020
      Still the same downed trees. Otherwise, running super well.
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 4:31pm
      Aug 26, 2020
      2 down trees, maybe more now with significant wind. Also raining today (next day) which will certainly help dry trail conditions
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 8:45am
      Aug 7, 2020
      Dry but still grip in the corners
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 166 rides
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      Aug 29, 2020 @ 2:56pm
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      Jul 7, 2019 @ 9:20pm
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      54 |
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 9:20pm
      Jul 7, 2019
      57 |
      Jun 25, 2019 @ 12:36pm
      Jun 25, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Baker Alden loop
      22 miles
      Ketchum Epic
      43 miles
      Alden Gulch Loop via East Fork of Baker & Fox Peak Connector
      16 miles

      Trail Products

      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Nwilkes (Jul 25, 2018 at 23:35)
       This needs to be marked as CLOSED.

      It is under construction and has signs at top and bottom saying closed.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag todd Mod Plus Trailforks (Sep 21, 2018 at 7:45)
       Just officially opened!!! Woohoo
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Tyson29zoll (Sep 26, 2018 at 13:12)
       As of 9-26-18 still says closed from the top
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag zambonix (Oct 6, 2018 at 8:45)
       Closed 'til Spring 2019, on account of being too soft for traffic. Per BCRD website: summertrailink.bcrd.org
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag JamesScottMontgomery (Jul 7, 2019 at 21:16)
       This is a must ride trail in the Wood River Valley! Flows with a little bit of everything. Bravo and fantastic edition to our Valley. - Scott M
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag glissade (Jul 10, 2019 at 12:04)
       Fantastic trail! Great flow and amazing views. Nice work!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Idahoenduro (Jul 13, 2019 at 16:45)
       Trail is all time right now! Big shout out to the WRTC for all the work today.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Ckpelligreen (Jul 19, 2019 at 18:09)
       No sign on the way in form osbergs
      Otherwise an amazing lose ride
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Thebeave (Jul 30, 2020 at 14:09)
       Rather beaten up as of July 2020. Not so flowy. Be ready for some steep switchbacks and some fairly rocky sections.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag sedsall (Aug 9, 2020 at 10:46)
       Between all the riders and the sheep, this trail is really beat up. Too bad.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag HB208 (Sep 21, 2020 at 7:05)
       The trail was in kinda rough shape, but still a lot of fun. Was not expecting how big the loop really is. Definitely make sure to pack 2-3 energy bars and a decent amount of water. I'd probably shuttle this when the access road isn't closed.
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Mountain Biking Alden Gulch in Sun Valley, ID
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