Top 10 Routes in Boise

With so many routes and variations of trails and roads here in Boise, we thought it would be a good idea to share our top 10 routes in the Treasure Valley. 5 road routes and 5 mountain.

Road Routes

Ride Name Miles Elevation Who it's for
Boise Greenbelt 0-50 0 ft. Visitors & Cruiser Bikes
Tuesday Tri Town Ride 24 200 ft. Relatively fit Triathletes & Roadies
Dump Loop 17 1,300 ft.  
"Just got West" 40+ ~500 ft. Athletes Looking for miles, but not much elevation
EHB (Emmett Horeshoe Bend) 80 5000 ft. Very fit Triathletes & Roadies

Mountain bike rides

Ride Name Miles Elevation Who it's for
Kestrel Loop 5 200 ft. New / Beginner
Sidewinder 12 About 1,000 Beginner
Polecat Loop     Advanced
ATM (Around the Mountain, Bogus Basin)     Advanced
Bogus Basin Loop     Crazy

Boise Greenbelt

The Boise Greenbelt, a 25-mile long bicycle and pedestrian path. It links over 850 acres of parks and natural areas along the Boise River




Dump Loop


"Just go West"




Kestrel loop

An easy, beginner friendly, route that explores what a majority of the foothill terrain feels and looks like. Fun, flowy, and easy.



>Utilizing some of the same trails as the above "Kestrel Trail", Sidewinder takes the rider up further into the foothills. A little more technical and the flow becomes exagerated. Steep droppoffs near the turn-back point (Fat Tire Traverse)

Polecat Loop



Rated the best trail in Idaho. This trail give the rider a 360 degree view of the city, mountain, and foothills. If you're visiting from out of town, this is a local favorite.

Bogus Basin

Looking for an all-day ride? This is the ride for those riders looking to grind up and flow down our local skiing mountain, Bogus Basin.

In order to ride these trails and routes, you'll need a bike. Click here to rent one of our cruiser or mountain bike