Tired of the same old Falls Creek shuttle? Torture yourself with more miles. Get yourself to Oldman Pass. Start at the 151 trail (Valley Ski Trail). Hit the road. Turn right. Go to the McLellan Meadows 157 Trail (3 miles of singletrack). When you hit the road, go left. If you went right, you’d be heading down Falls Creek. You can do that later. Turn left. Ride 3 miles or so up the gravel road to a meadow and take a left on the 159 (Terminator) trail.

That 159 trail is pretty amazing (if you can find it – it’s not clearly marked). There are flowers and beargrass and flowy singletrack through varied terrain. Watch for hidden pedal-clipper rocks under the brush along the side of the trail. 3.8 miles of stellar singletrack brings you back down the 157 trail, aka, the start of Falls Creek.

Ride the 157 again, but skip the left turn onto the 65 road. Turn right into Gibson Horse camp and find the 152 trail.Take that down to the Falls Creek trailhead. That’s a 27 mile ride. Yay.

3 comments

  1. EdgeSport |

    Anyone have a map of this route? Here is a map but I don’t see 159 or Gibson Horse Camp on the map I found. (see website link)

  2. luv2shuttle |

    It’s the best shuttle around! PLENTY of uphill if you start at upper Old Mans, at least an hour of climbing. Don’t worry about destroying the planet if you leave a car at the bottom. I left my gas guzzling Tahoe at the bottom and the planet is still standing! Go figure. Oh and don’t forget to tip your helmet to shuttlesux when you blow by him/her. 😉

  3. shuttlesux |

    At the risk of offending the flat pedal, full face helmet crew, the obvious variation from the “same old Falls Creek shuttle” is to leave the extra car at home, save your gas and planet, and just start by riding up the Wind River Road to Old Man Pass to make a true Falls Creek loop ride. About the same mileage as described above, better workout, and you don’t have to hide your head in shame when you shuttle past me as I’m riding up the road.

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