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A bike ride in the fall is a great way to take advantage of cooler temps and enjoy the amazing scenery in the Idaho mountains. There are a variety of trails near Stanley and the Wood River Valley, and we’ve only chosen a few for this blog to get your wheels turning and get you out for one last adventure before the snow flies. And remember-choose your trail wisely! Organized biking events, trail work, sheep routes, and other important information can be found at

Wood River Valley

Croy Creek

This is an easy-to-moderate trail system located 6 miles out of Hailey. 18 miles of single track linking a variety of loops for all levels. 

White Clouds Loop

An easy trail system under 5 miles is located near Sun Valley Lodge. 

Adams Gulch

Just north of Ketchum, this easy-to-moderator trail system includes a beginner’s 6-mile loop and an intermediate route for those looking to ride close to 10 miles. 

Stanley Basin/Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Redfish Lake loop

An easy 13-mile loop around the lake departing from the Redfish Lake Lodge parking lot. 

Boundary Loop

Looking for more of a challenge? This 27-miler with a 4-mile climb up to 9,500 feet followed by an extreme 6-mile descent might be what you are seeking. The trail departs from the Boundary Creek Trail

Fisher Creek

Depart from the  Williams Creek parking lot to begin this 18-mile loop with the incredible Idaho Sawtooths looming in the distance as you return. 

Safety First

For a complete mountain bike checklist, visit our friends at REI- Expert Advice

Here are just a few great suggestions to keep you prepared this fall.

  • Helmet
  • Hydration pack
  • First aid items
  • Patch kit and portable pump
  • Padded shorts
  • Lights – if planning to be biking at dusk or later
  • Sunscreen

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