Mountain Biking

US Forest Service Map

If mountain biking is your thing, the area’s trails will keep you inspired and exhilarated. The local experts can help you find that dream trailhead, and keep in mind that Brundage Mountain offers lift-served mountain biking in the summer – enjoy the great views from the lift on the way up and your choice of knuckle-whitening or relaxing family fun trails on the way down. The mountain also offers scenic chair lift rides for those who’d rather not two-wheel it down the mountain.

Payette National Forest Trail Status Map

This map displays the Maintenance Status of Trails on the Payette National Forest for the current calendar year. This map is updated on a regular basis, but users should note that trail conditions can and do change rapidly. Know Before You Go, and check in with a local Ranger District Office before finalizing your plans.

Hundreds of trails are waiting for you to explore – and more are built each year thanks to the dedicated volunteers, businesses, and organizations like the Central Idaho Mountain Biking Association. 

Valley County Pathways Summer Trails

And if you can’t give up your bike when the snow starts to fly, you won’t want to miss the chance to try the newest craze, fat bikes. These mountain bikes with wide tires allow for trail riding when conditions are wet and muddy or snow covered. Many Nordic areas allow fat bike riding on groomed trails during the winter months, but be sure to check first to learn about the specific policies of each trail. Gravity Sports in McCall also offers rentals and demos of fat bikes.

Boise National Forest
Payette National Forest

General Information
Valley County Recreation Director
Larry Laxson
Recreation Planner
Dave Bingaman
Recreation Coordinator
Danny Amen