Placer/Castle Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 27th most popular mountain bike trail in Idaho.

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West of Sun Valley, the Placer/Castle Creek route is an eleven mile mountain biking route climbing 1500.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Ketchum, head west on Warm Springs Road (FS227) for 15 miles. Park at the near Placer Creek (about 5 miles beyond Frenchmans Bend Hot Springs).

The route starts by heading northwest up the dirt road along Placer Creek for 2 miles. After the road turns to trail, veer right on poorly marked trail. After several more miles of climbing, begin a descent down to Castle Creek. Turn right heading southeast along Castle Creek leading back to Warm Springs Road.

Overall, Placer/Castle Creek Trail is the 27th most popular mountain bike trail of all 63 mountain biking rides in Idaho. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Placer/Castle Creek Trail including Adams Gulch, Dinosaur Ridge, Galena Lodge Loop Trails, Corral Creek Loop, Red Warrior Creek Trail and Sonners Flat Loop TrailCurran Gulch Loop Trail.

Sun Valley Singletrack (ID/US)

Sun Valley Singletrack (ID/US)

Placer/Castle Creek Trail 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:  43.61985, -114.59504

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  6096

Placer/Castle Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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