Red Warrior - Lodgepole

Total Miles
4.4

Elevation

2,382.48 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

This is an easier single track in the Greenhorn trail system that has a nice amount of shade and less embedded rock than some of the surrounding trails. It's smooth dirt with a few easy roots across the trail, making it fast and flowy and a fun time. It meanders through a forest of pine trees on a pretty wide single track, with lots of curvy turns and a couple switchbacks. It has a couple really small stream crossings, but no major obstacles. There is a signed intersection with the Mahoney Lodgepole Connector trail in a nice spot of shade. After the intersection, it climbs up to a saddle full of wildflowers on a trail with a bit of loose rock. It's windy as it gets into the trees and has some flowy, easy switchbacks. It side hills into a burn area where there is more potential for downfall, but most of the logs get cut by the locals. There are some switchbacks in the burn area that are a little harder. It drops into a gully, elevated above a creek, and crosses the creek four times, but each crossing is pretty easy.

Difficulty

Easy single track in a low alpine environment with small roots and rocks but no major obstacles.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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Access Description

The Greenhorn Trails are an extensive trail system south of Ketchum Idaho that gets a high amount of use from various recreational users including mountain bikers and horses and hiking in addition to dirt biking. There's a decent-sized parking lot at the staging area for Greenhorn Trails, that can accommodate trailers, but doesn't allow camping, and gets full even on weekdays. The trails can also be accessed off of Warm Springs Road to the north and Deer Creek Road to the south, which both have places to camp. It's an extensive system with trails of varying difficulty from easy to advanced. This area can get really hot in the summer and doesn't have much shade. This area is very well signed and maintained, but most of the area doesn't have cell service, so download your maps ahead of time.

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