1 miles
Distance
253 ft
Climb
-268 ft
Descent
00:07:58
Avg time

Valley View Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Sun Valley: Bald Mountain
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • AKA
    Gun Club
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #5364 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2007
  • Land Manager
    Sun Valley Resort

Start at Carol's Trailhead on Sun Valley Road across from the Sun Valley Lodge. This short loop is best used clockwise for a quick mountain bike ride or beginner hike. This trail has the best 360 degree views of the valley, Bald Mountain, the Boulders and the Pioneer Mountains.

Access Info

Start at Carol's Trailhead on Sun Valley Road across from the Sun Valley Lodge.

Bike Park

More Stats for Valley View Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -15 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,966 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,186 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,981 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,966 ft
  • Grade
    -0.189%
  • Grade max
    -16.768%
  • Grade min
    15.337%
  • Distance climb
    3,246 ft
  • Distance down
    4,040 ft
  • Distance flat
    538 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:50
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Valley View Loop Trail Reports

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      Apr 17, 2018 @ 2:41pm
      Apr 17, 2018
      A few small patches of wet trail still exist, but 99% dry and ride-able. Please go straight through any wet spots to avoid widening the trail tread.
      Apr 3, 2018 @ 9:31am
      Apr 3, 2018
      Significant snowpack on all north and east facing aspects still exists. Please be patient and stay off the trails until they're ready to be...
      May 11, 2017 @ 6:59am
      May 11, 2017
      Maintenance on Valley View Loop is complete as of yesterday. Enjoy!
      May 9, 2017 @ 3:54pm
      May 9, 2017
      No snow remains and the trail is completely dry. Trail crew performed tread maintenance today.
      Apr 25, 2017 @ 3:27pm
      Apr 25, 2017
      Couple of east facing pockets of snow remain. Please go straight through the snow and mud rather than walk around.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      Sep 27, 2018 @ 9:59pm
      Sep 27, 2018
      Valley View Loop, Sun Valley
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      Jun 3, 2017 @ 10:31am
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      Valley View Loop, Ketchum
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      Jun 3, 2017 @ 10:31am
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      Valley View Loop, Ketchum
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      Jun 3, 2017 @ 10:31am
      Jun 3, 2017
      Valley View Loop, Ketchum

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