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Spring Valley Creek

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Biking, Hiking
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Yes
Length
2.4 mimiles
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845'
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AKA Hero Dirt. Yes, your ideal conditions that you want to hit up first before any of your friends find out. Sure you want to keep it low key, but be a good trail steward and let your buddies know its time to shred.

Spring Valley Creek is a fantastic trail–a classic Idaho gulch trail that follows a creek at a moderate, steady grade. It’s reminiscent of Hulls Gulch, 15 years ago before Hulls was widened by consistent overuse. Spring Valley Creek trail ascends from a craggy gulch near the Avimor streets to open, rolling hills with excellent views of Stack Rock. It’s popular with a variety of trail users–joggers, hikers, and mountain bikers–but it’s rarely crowded. Mountain bikers are drawn to its excellent “flow,” with just enough rocks and other obstacles sprinkled in to make it interesting. There’s one particularly tricky rock that few bikers can ride; if you clear that section, pat yourself on the back! In fall of 2017, the City of Boise purchased a parcel of land that could connect Spring Valley to the Stack Rock trail, which would be amazing.

Recent Trail Reports

  • Oxenkiller July 30, 2019 at 10:07 pmUpdate from April, it looks like they did a re-route of the rutted steep section at the top where it drops down into the old Cartwright grade, which is good- but the "old" route is still visible and it can be confusing as to which is the new and preferred trail. The creekside trail is fun- creeks are dry now, and this remains one of my favorite newly discovered rides!
  • jpease June 24, 2019 at 4:21 pmAll clear.
  • sam May 3, 2019 at 9:54 amThis along with the rest of the trails out here could use maintenance.
  • Oxenkiller April 27, 2019 at 8:20 pmUpper portion (by top of Fiddleneck Ridge and Broken Horn trails) could use a little trail maintenance- it's just rutted out into a deep V-trench- but the middle and lower section is AWESOME!! Its just riding real nice right now. Creeks are flowing but the crossings are rideable- you will get wet though (nothing wrong with that.) Great ride!
  • Kirk Cheney March 24, 2018 at 4:21 pmSpring Valley Creek is in excellent shape. Creek is running strong but isn't very deep--it won't submerge your bottom bracket on a bike.
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  1. Oxenkiller says:

    Update from April, it looks like they did a re-route of the rutted steep section at the top where it drops down into the old Cartwright grade, which is good- but the “old” route is still visible and it can be confusing as to which is the new and preferred trail.
    The creekside trail is fun- creeks are dry now, and this remains one of my favorite newly discovered rides!

  2. sam says:

    This along with the rest of the trails out here could use maintenance.

  3. Oxenkiller says:

    Upper portion (by top of Fiddleneck Ridge and Broken Horn trails) could use a little trail maintenance- it’s just rutted out into a deep V-trench- but the middle and lower section is AWESOME!! Its just riding real nice right now. Creeks are flowing but the crossings are rideable- you will get wet though (nothing wrong with that.) Great ride!

  4. Kirk Cheney says:

    Spring Valley Creek is in excellent shape. Creek is running strong but isn’t very deep–it won’t submerge your bottom bracket on a bike.

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