MTBproject.com ranks Around the Mountain trail as the number one trail in Idaho and in the top 40 trails of the whole country! Bogus Basin also provides the main access point to Mahalo and Dry Creek trails, collectively ranked number two in Idaho. This is world class mountain biking, literally the best in Idaho, and it is right in our own backyard.
Boise residents and visitors can mountain bike from the top of Bogus Basin all the way to the Boise foothills. The trails at Bogus are typically open June through October, depending on snowmelt. We have dozens of miles of trails from moderate to difficult. We have also received a grant to add new trails this summer. We are planning the installation of a fun beginner trail at the Simplot Base as well as a new flow trail from the Pioneer Lodge down to Simplot.
No trail fees required. Please take all necessary precautions to have a safe, fun and adventurous outing. Please pack-in/pack-out any garbage.
Summer Chairlift Services (Begin July 2)
Single ride chairlift ride tickets cost $10.
Cost for an all-day pass is $25.
Summer Season Pass is available for $99.
Chairlift hours of operation for chairlift are 11:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays beginning July 2. All ages welcome.
Our new summer trail maps are now available FOR FREE at our administrative offices at 2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd. We will also be distributing maps to local shops. Make sure to get yours and plan your next mountain adventure today.
Get your Schafer Butte Trail System map any any local bike shop or download the map here.
The National Park Service, through its Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) responded to a request for assistance from Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association (SWIMBA) to develop a plan and guide for the trail system in and around Bogus Basin. A number of critical partners including the Boise National Forest, Ridge to Rivers Partnership, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and SWIMBA, planned and implemented our trail system that complements and connects to the existing Ridge to Rivers Trails in Boise. Thanks for all your help, partners!
Planning to ride the chairlift or bike shuttle? Be sure to sign our release. Parents and legal guardians need to sign on behalf of minors. Download the release here.
The Ridge to Rivers Trail System is a unique partnership among government agencies, private landowners, organizations and individuals. Its exceptional roads and trails meander through approximately 80,000 acres of land between the Boise Ridge and the Boise River. These roads and trails link more than land and water…they connect people with each other and the environment. Your care and courtesy will help protect these fragile foothills.
Rules of the Trail:
- Ride on open trails only
- Leave no trace
- Control your bicycle
- Always yield to uphill traffic
- Never spook animals
- Plan ahead
- Stay on marked trails
- Stay off muddy trails