Shadyside (#317): This wonderfully smooth, single-track traverse has limited climbing and offers pleasant shade in the mid-summer heat.
Because of its proximity to Ketchum, concentrated network of excellent trails, and multiple access points, Adams Gulch is easily the most popular hiking and biking destination in the Wood River Valley. There are many hiking options and the trails connect to the Fox/Chocolate/Oregon trails making it possible to link together epic mountain bike rides.
The main access is at the Adams Gulch trailhead, but there are four more access points from “Hulen Way” and “Sego Lane” in the Hulen Meadows subdivision, Lake Creek, and “Wanderer’s Way” off of Warm Springs Road. Adams Gulch is a great place to explore and have fun in a relatively benign environment. All trails except for Adams Gulch Road and Eve Gulch are closed to motorized use.
For more detailed descriptions, topo maps, and information on the history, geology, and wildflowers of the Wood River Valley pick up a copy of Exploring Sun Valley
online or find it at one of several local shops.