3.0 miles
Distance
948 ft
Climb
-1,112 ft
Descent
00:29:47
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bridle Trail
    Casper, Wyoming
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #41791 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Natrona County Parks

The Bridle Trail is Central Wyoming's oldest established trail and the home of Garden Creek Falls and Split Rock. The trailhead is busy with picnickers and those viewing the waterfall. The Bridle Trail is easily accessed from downtown Casper by bike path and road. It is used by hikers and sometimes horseback. Blind corners and fast downhills dictate keen yielding to oncoming, uphill foot traffic. Climbs are strenuous and some sections only the rowdiest climbers will clean, most will give up and go somewhere else. Awesome views and close to downtown beverages and food. NOT SHUTTLEABLE as you will be trespassing on private property. Earn it Recommended to legally ride up Davis Way (200m) to access the trail.

Access Info

Take Casper Mountain Rd/ Wyoming HWY 251 and travel south toward Casper Mountain. As you begin climbing the base of the mountain make a right on Garden Creek Rd/Wyoming HWY 252. Then take a left on Rotary Park Rd and follow it to the parking lot/trailhead.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bridle Trail - Split Rock mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -164 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,350 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,336 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,514 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,350 ft
  • Grade
    -1.03%
  • Grade max
    -49.529%
  • Grade min
    40.073%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    712 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:47
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Bridle Trail -... Trail Reports

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      Sep 18, 2020 @ 1:36pm
      Sep 18, 2020
      A few wet spots near the top but otherwise really dry.
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 1:40pm
      Jun 12, 2020
      Dry for the most part. On the first part of the descent there is some running water on the trail and some muddy sections nothing terrible though.
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:41pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      Rode this right after a downpour. Some puddles at the top but the trail is old and solid and well established. Many sections are sandy also so...
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Wyoexplorer (Aug 22, 2018 at 22:05)
       I rode this after a rain so I used my fat bike thinking it would do less damage. This trail sheds water well and has numerous sandy sections. After the ride I was glad I used the fatty due to the extra traction on the extreme climbs and the sandy sections. I was able to ride 85% and hike a bike the rest.
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      • + 0
      HAMMR412 (May 12, 2019 at 20:46)
       I rode it this evening and last Sunday. I'm on an Enduro. I hiked a bike 35-40%, and got a thrill out of riding on the snow! There are two stream sections that I'm sure a more technical rider than I could possibly ride, but overall it's a total blast!
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