Mahoney - Greenhorn Gulch For Mountain Biking

The 24th most popular mountain bike trail in Idaho.

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Southwest of Sun Valley, the Greenhorn Gulch / Mahoney Creek loop is a 12.2 mile mountain biking route climbing 2,100 feet. The route combines the trail up Mahoney Creek (6.2 miles / 2,100 feet) and returns via the Greenhorn Creek Trail (6 miles / 2,100 feet). The route runs through beautiful pine and aspen forest with some sections of past wildfire damage. The wildflowers are amazing during mid-June.

On the descent, there is another excellent spur trail leading back to the trailhead parking heading up and over to Imperial Gulch.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Ketchum, head south on SR75 for 5.5 miles. Turn right heading west on Greenhorn Gulch Road for 3.5 miles to the trailhead parking area located at the end of the forest service road.

Overall, Mahoney - Greenhorn Gulch is the 24th most popular mountain bike trail of all 63 mountain biking rides in Idaho. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Mahoney - Greenhorn Gulch including Adams Gulch, Dinosaur Ridge, Galena Lodge Loop Trails, Corral Creek Loop, Red Warrior Creek Trail and Sonners Flat Loop TrailCurran Gulch Loop Trail.

Greenhorn Gulch near Sun Valley (ID/US)

Greenhorn Gulch near Sun Valley (ID/US)

Mahoney Gulch near Sun Valley (ID/US)

Mahoney Gulch near Sun Valley (ID/US)

Mahoney - Greenhorn Gulch Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Sawtooth National Forest (208) 622-5371; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Formula Sports, Ketchum (208) 726-3194; Power House Bike Shop, Hailey (208) 788-9184.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Sun Valley" from Greg Roberts

Recommended Map:  "Sun Valley Trail Map" from Adventure Maps

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Tyrolean Lodge (208) 726-5336

Luxury Loding:  The Knob Hill Inn, Ketchum; Sun Valley Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Kneadery; Western Cafe; Java On 4th

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  43.5943, -114.41647

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  6/24/2016

ID:  6094

Mahoney - Greenhorn Gulch Mountain Biking Map


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