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Best Easy Mountain Biking Trails in Teton Valley, Idaho

Best Easy Mountain Biking Trails in Teton Valley, Idaho

Teton Valley, Idaho has some of the best mountain biking trails in the country and riders of all experience levels come here to enjoy our trails. If you love to bike, and are looking for an easy ride where you can enjoy the scenery and soak it all in, we’ve rounded up a list of the best trails for beginners or easy rides to help you plan your day.

#1: Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail

The Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail is a paved north-south route that follows a former Union Pacific right-of-way and parallels the state's nearby border with Wyoming. A parking lot is provided at the south end of the trail in Victor at the intersection of Cedron Road and S. 500 W. This trail is a nice flat path, crosses a few side roads but generally there is little to no traffic to worry about, and it only takes about 45 minutes to go from one town to the other. 

#2: Ashton-Tetonia Trail

This trail is for all experience levels, but an easy and very scenic part of this trail is best taken by parking at the Felt parking area and riding north to the Bitch Creek Trestle Bridge, where you’ll see spectacular views of the creek below, rolling farmland all around, and Teton Views the entire way. The entire trail extends nearly 30 miles between the towns of Tetonia and Ashton, Idaho. Keep an eye out for all sorts of wildlife all season long (cranes, swans, bald eagles, golden eagles, hawks, horses, deer, badgers, cows and more).

The trail occupies a former rail spur once operated by Union Pacific (the Oregon Short Line). It includes five bridges and restored rail trestles. The historic train trestles at Fall River, Conant Creek, and Bitch Creek span 600’ in length and 130’ in height and are popular landmarks along the trail. The trail itself is a mix of gravel and dirt surfaces, is mostly flat, and not too heavily traveled. 

#3: Grand Targhee Bike Park

Unknown to many, there are some great beginner level trails at Grand Targhee Resort. If you’re a family or group of people with a variety of skill levels, this is the place to be. From family-friendly flow trails to classic technical descents and jump lines, there's something for every rider to explore.

With spectacular single-track trails winding through wildflower meadows and miles of technical, lift-serviced downhill trails, Grand Targhee has established itself as the best downhill mountain bike destination in the Tetons. At Grand Targhee Bike Park, you can explore over 2,000 vertical feet of lift-serviced downhill and 70-plus miles of multi-use trails for cross country and downhill mountain biking, offering every style of riding for every level of mountain bike rider: Gentle, banked cruisers; tight and twisty singletrack, cross country; gnarly, rock-strewn downhill; drop-offs; and much more.

#4: Horseshoe Canyon Trails

Located about 10 minutes west of downtown Driggs is Horseshoe Canyon, featuring fun and flowing singletrack trails that are well-maintained, well-ridden, and not to be missed. There are seven trail systems in this area, located in the foothills of the Big Hole Mountain Range, weaving between open sagebrush flats and spruce/fir forest. These trails are well-known to locals as an early and late season low-elevation gem. Perfect for an hour-long lunch ride or a springtime half-day with friends. 

#5: Nemo Trail

Located directly off Highway 33 at the Mike Harris Campground, the Nemo trail is a family-friendly easier ride great for beginners. This is a fun trail with some good flowing downhill. The trail gets to a high point, then descends to the Gumpy loop. If you just want a quick fun ride on your way out to Idaho or on your way to Teton pass, that is the best part of the trail.

Best Mountain Biking Resource in Teton Valley, Idaho

Mountain Bike the Tetons (MBT) is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a vibrant, healthy community by enhancing recreational and economic opportunities in the Teton Region through the development of our outstanding mountain biking resources.

MBT’s trail crew has built nearly a dozen miles of new trail and maintained over 400 miles of existing trail and raised over $650,000 since its inception that has been entirely invested in trails, youth programming, advocacy and community outreach.

Be sure to check out the MBT website which features trail maps, event announcements, youth program information and more that is a valuable resource for anyone who loves to ride and is ready to explore all the amazing trails that Teton Valley has to offer. 

Best Bike Shops in Teton Valley, Idaho

Rentals, repairs, gear, advice, and more are all available at any of these bike shops in Driggs and Victor. Whatever you need, you can find at any of these locations: 

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