Best Mountain Biking in Idaho

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Idaho. Use this list to plan your next Idaho mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Boise River Greenbelt

    4 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    Scenic pathway along the cottonwood-lined Boise River; good chance of seeing waterfowl such as great blue herons, and bald eagles in the winter. People watching can be entertaining on the popular ...
    •  2.5 hours, depending on ride distance and speed of travel.
    •  38 miles
    •  Guide

    Scenic pathway along the cottonwood-lined Boise River; good chance of seeing waterfowl such as great blue herons, and bald ...

  • #2 Bernard Peak Loop

    6 Reviews

    Bayview, ID

    Beautiful loop ride within site of Lake Pend Oreille. Located near Bayview. Tread: 4.4 miles of gravel road, 8.9 miles of doubletrack, 5.2 miles of singletrack.
    •  3 hours
    •  18.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beautiful loop ride within site of Lake Pend Oreille. Located near Bayview. Tread: 4.4 miles of gravel road, 8.9 miles ...

  • #3 Moscow Mountain Majesty

    1 Reviews

    Moscow, ID

    The sweetest singletrack surface imaginable on the North Contour Trail and portions of the Sand Trail. Cool views of the Palouse to the south and dark old-growth cedar forests looming overhead ...
    •  2 hours
    •  13.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The sweetest singletrack surface imaginable on the North Contour Trail and portions of the Sand Trail. Cool views of the ...

  • #4 Highland - 8th Street - Camelback Loop

    2 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    Boise's north-end and foothills. You are at the center of Boise's north end at Camelback Park. To avoid crowds, go at off-peak hours and mid-week.
    •  30 to 60 minutes
    •  4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Boise's north-end and foothills. You are at the center of Boise's north end at Camelback Park. To avoid crowds, go at off-peak ...

  • #5 Boise Greenbelt - Oregon Trail Loop

    1 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    Boise River From downtown southeast, out past Lucky Peak Dam and back on the south side of the river along the Oregon Trail. This long loop takes you from the heart of the city to a very remote ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  27.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Boise River From downtown southeast, out past Lucky Peak Dam and back on the south side of the river along the Oregon Trail. ...

  • #6 Fisher Creek Trail

    3 Reviews

    Ketchum, ID

    When you have the time and the desire for a ride that you’ll be talking about for years to come, this is it. Great climbing, stream crossings, and a descent that would make anyone jealous; it’s ...
    •  17.8 miles
    •  Guide

    When you have the time and the desire for a ride that you’ll be talking about for years to come, this is it. Great climbing, ...

  • #7 Swan Falls Petroglyph Tour

    1 Reviews

    Kuna, ID

    View extensive petroglyphs on large boulders at Wees Bar; catch a glimpse of a golden eagle, prairie falcon, or red-tailed hawk soaring above the Snake River, or white chicks in cliffside nests. ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    View extensive petroglyphs on large boulders at Wees Bar; catch a glimpse of a golden eagle, prairie falcon, or red-tailed ...

  • #8 Ruby Meadows - Loon Lake Loop

    2 Reviews

    McCall, ID

    Gorgeous settings in shady forest and tallgrass meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers. High likelihood of seeing wildlife in the Loon Lake area or ruby Meadows. This is one of the most ...
    •  3.5 to 6 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    Gorgeous settings in shady forest and tallgrass meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers. High likelihood of seeing wildlife ...

  • #9 Fisher - Williams Loop

    3 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    Very scenic loop ride in the White Cloud Mountains with nearly 9 miles of very entertaining singletrack--lots of S-curves and fun maneuvering. Located 13.5 miles south of Stanley. Tread: 2.3 ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours, depending on length of lunch break and speed of travel.
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Very scenic loop ride in the White Cloud Mountains with nearly 9 miles of very entertaining singletrack--lots of S-curves ...

  • #10 Shafer Butte Loop

    1 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    Upper Boise Front Range, Bogus Basin Ski Area. This ride takes you to the summit of the Boise Ridge. It gives you a good chance to see Bogus Basin, which is almost alpine, in the summer. Once ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  12.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Upper Boise Front Range, Bogus Basin Ski Area. This ride takes you to the summit of the Boise Ridge. It gives you a good ...

  • #11 Upper Priest Lake Navigation Trail

    2 Reviews

    Nordman, ID

    Gorgeous rolling singletrack in old-growth cedar forest next to Upper Priest Lake, one of the state's most treasured lakes. Located 10 miles northeast of Nordman. Tread: 7.2 miles of singletrack, ...
    •  About 1 hour or more.
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Gorgeous rolling singletrack in old-growth cedar forest next to Upper Priest Lake, one of the state's most treasured lakes. ...

  • #12 Priest Lake Lakeshore Trail

    2 Reviews

    Nordman, ID

    Gorgeous rolling singletrack in neat old-growth forest next to Priest Lake, one of the state's most pristine lakes. Located near Nordman. Tread: 7.2 miles of singletrack. The Lakeshore Trail ...
    •  About 2 hours
    •  14.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Gorgeous rolling singletrack in neat old-growth forest next to Priest Lake, one of the state's most pristine lakes. Located ...

  • #13 Hiawatha Rail Trail

    0 Reviews

    Wallace, ID

    Located on the Idaho-Montana line and south of Interstate 90 in the Bitterroot Mountains. With ten tunnels and seven high trestles, the Route of the Hiawatha on the old Milwaukee Road is one ...
    •  2 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on the Idaho-Montana line and south of Interstate 90 in the Bitterroot Mountains. With ten tunnels and seven high ...

  • #14 Warm River Rail-Trail / Mesa Falls Scenic Loop

    1 Reviews

    Ashton, ID

    Scenic tour of Warm River area, towering Mesa Falls, and the Targhee National Forest. Located 9 miles northeast of Ashton. Tread: 5 miles of rail-trail, 3.4 miles of doubletrack, 6.3 miles ...
    •  2 hours, depending on speed of travel and length of stay at Mesa Falls scenic overlooks.
    •  14.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Scenic tour of Warm River area, towering Mesa Falls, and the Targhee National Forest. Located 9 miles northeast of Ashton. ...

  • #15 Hulls Gulch - Crestline Trail

    3 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    Lower Boise foothills. This is one of the central trails in the lower foothills; it branches off to at least 3 other Ridges to Rivers trails. Although the upper gulch is a bit of a pump and ...
    •  60 to 90 minutes.
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Lower Boise foothills. This is one of the central trails in the lower foothills; it branches off to at least 3 other Ridges ...

  • #16 Adams Gulch Loop

    1 Reviews

    Ketchum, ID

    The Adams Gulch area is the most popular destination for mountain bikers in the Ketchum–Sun Valley area. Please ride at a speed in which you can instantly yield to pedestrians, equestrians, and ...
    •  1 hour and up.
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Adams Gulch area is the most popular destination for mountain bikers in the Ketchum–Sun Valley area. Please ride at a ...

  • #17 Leslie Gulch

    3 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    This ride really does contain "towering red spires, sheer rock walls, and pinnacles as high as 2,000' rising from the canyon floor." The biking is restricted to existing roads. This 12 mile ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride really does contain "towering red spires, sheer rock walls, and pinnacles as high as 2,000' rising from the canyon ...

  • #18 Ponderosa Park Loop

    2 Reviews

    McCall, ID

    This scenic ride, located near McCall, features multiple tread in an old-growth ponderosa pine forest. Ponderosa State Park has a number of nifty scenic trails in the finger-like peninsula bordered ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This scenic ride, located near McCall, features multiple tread in an old-growth ponderosa pine forest. Ponderosa State Park ...

  • #19 Elkhorn - Alpine Loop

    2 Reviews

    Idaho City, ID

    Riding in the piney forests of banner Ridge provides big views of Steel Mountain, the Sawtooths, and Sunset and Pilot peaks to the west. When the weather gets hot in Boise, the partially shaded ...
    •  45 minutes to 1 hour
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Riding in the piney forests of banner Ridge provides big views of Steel Mountain, the Sawtooths, and Sunset and Pilot peaks ...

  • #20 Piah Creek Loop

    1 Reviews

    Moscow, ID

    Very sweet singletrack riding in an old-growth forest environment. Located 35 miles northeast of Moscow. Tread: 3.8 miles of doubletrack, 11 miles of singletrack.
    •  2 hours and up, depending on speed of travel and food breaks.
    •  14.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Very sweet singletrack riding in an old-growth forest environment. Located 35 miles northeast of Moscow. Tread: 3.8 miles ...