3 miles
Distance
196 ft
Climb
-1,421 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
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China Gulch Road Details

  • Riding area
    Stormy Peak
    Salmon, Idaho
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-September
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

This logging road section connects the Sawmill Gulch (176) trail with the China Gulch (176) trail. The upper portion of seasonally open road (Road 023) is open to vehicles from 5/22 to 9/07. It may still be closed by snow until mid June or later in the upper elevations however. The section of road dropping down into China Gulch is closed to motorized vehicles. These roads have no restrictions on bicycles. See the Salmon-Challis National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps if you need any clarification. These old roads don't get much use so there may be downfall across them if not cleared recently. The upper end of this road segment is at approximately 6,400 feet and the lower end is at 5,100 feet. You will loose approximately 1,300 feet in this 3.33 mile segment.

Access Info

The trail junctions are not signed. See the Stormy Peak (023) Road on maps. Best to have a GPX track of the trail with you when riding this one.

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More Stats for China Gulch Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,225 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,135 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,360 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,135 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.203%
  • Grade min
    28.036%
  • Distance climb
    2,865 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,069 ft
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Status:
on Dec 9, 2017
Snow Covered
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to china-gulch-road trailhead (45.371550, -114.225520)
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