OverviewThe Cache Creek trail system is located in Bridger-Teton National Forest in the Gros Ventres Range near Jackson, Wyoming. The trail system lies to the south and southeast of Jackson in and around the Snow King ski resort. The system contains a variety of trails that can be combined into some pretty fun loops, some of which are well known within the Jackson Hole area mountain biking community.
Some of the notable trails are: Putt-Putt, Hagen, Game Creek and Cache Creek. Cache Creek Trail is actually a dirt road which narrows down to singletrack as it moves up into the valley. It provides an excellent means of escape back to the parking lot or town in case you need to get out, and since most trails ride along the sides of the valley on each side of Cache Creek, it doesn't take too long to get out (although some trails extend beyond this valley).
Two of the loops that this area is famous for are the Hagen-Putt Putt Loop and the Cache-Game Creek Loop. These will both be outlined in upcoming separate pages. Hagen-Putt Putt is a fast, flowy XC loop that has some incredible downhills with very little climbing (except for a few short, switchback sections), assuming you go in the standard direction. Cache-Game Creek is a larger loop that pushes out at about 20 miles if you do the full loop along the walking/biking path back into town. By most standards, it is an easy ride; you gain about 1,000 feet climbing from Cache Creek to the top of a divide above the Game Creek Drainage. From here it is about 6 miles of pure singletrack downhill all the way to US 89. At this point, your option is to either backtrack up the same trail or take the biking/walking path along Rt. 89 back into town. Or, of course, you can shuttle between the two points if you have a friend for the day.
Getting ThereFirst, get to Jackson, WY. Once in town, it's not hard to find the trail system as it has multiple trailheads throughout the area. Since we are focusing on the trails around Cache Creek, then you will obviously want to get to the Cache Creek trailhead. To do this, go to town square and get on East Broadway. Take it east until you see the hospital on your left, at this point you will want to take a right onto Redmond St. Follow Redmond until it T's with Cache Creek Dr., which you will follow to the left until it culminates at the trailhead parking lot. You will know the lot is close when Cache Creek Dr. turns into a dirt road. From the parking lot, Cache Creek Dr. is gated as it goes up the valley, with the separate trails branching off periodically.
Red TapeThere is no red tape for this trail system. There are horse carriage rides along the Cache Creek trail at certain times in the season, so exercise caution.
External LinksMTBR Trail Reviews
Jackson District, Bridger-Teton National Forest