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 July 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 skills park at the Simplot Base as well as a new flow trail from the Pioneer Lodge area 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
Bogus Basin will be providing chair lift access on Deerpoint #1 Chair for the summer with a ticket or summer season pass purchase. Pricing here
Summer Shuttle Services
Bogus Basin will be providing a shuttle from the Simplot Lodge to the Pioneer Lodge with a ticket or summer season pass purchase. Pricing here.
Shuttle runs approximately on the half hour. Pick up is at the Bus Stop near the Ski Patrol building. Drop is at Pioneer Lodge.
Mountain Bike Rentals
New for the summer of 2017 we will be offering mountain bike rentals. Click Here for pricing!
2017 summer trail maps will be available FOR FREE starting July 1st, 2017. They will be available at our administrative offices at 2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd. or at the Summer Activities Center on the mountain (which is the rental shop during the winter). We will also be distributing maps to local shops around the Treasure Valley.
Get your Ridge to Rivers Shafer Butte Trail System map any any local bike shop visit the Ridge to Rivers interactive map online.
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? Be sure to sign our release. Parents and legal guardians need to sign on behalf of minors.
2017 Bogus Basin Hill Climb
We have a new mountain bike course for the annual hill climb. Learn more 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