ElevationAscent: 287' 87 m
Descent: -31' -9 m
High: 3,630' 1,106 m
Low: 3,373' 1,028 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A brand new singletrack for all ages/abilities close to Garden Valley!”— Scott Kahre
To reach the trailhead, head south on Alder Creek Rd. from Banks-to-Lowman Hwy, crossing the South Fork of the Payette River and continuing up the wide gravel road for about two miles. Look for a brown post marking the trail on the right side, then park about fifty yards ahead in the large pullout on the left.
The trail starts at the brown trail marker signpost, and climbs up to a chain-link u-gate; this is the steepest part of the trail. After you're through the gate, enjoy the easy singletrack meandering through the pines for about 1.5 miles.
The trail is built on a VERY old roadbed that's been abandoned for decades, so the grade is easy and there are no technical sections. However, there are enough trees and shrubs for the trail to wander around that it's pretty fun to run.
The name WOW stands for Wolverines on Wheels, Garden Valley's youth MTB club and racing team. This trail was built by a joint effort of the Boise County Job Creation and Retention Council, Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, Bureau of Land Management, Boise County Community Justice, and Wolverines on Wheels. It represents the beginning of an effort to provide easily accessible, safe, non-motorized trails for the club, local residents, and visitors to enjoy in Garden Valley. Look for more in the near future!!
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Land Manager: BLM Idaho - Boise District Office