Fall Creek / Swan Valley Trail For Mountain Biking

The 15th most popular mountain bike trail in Idaho.

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Located in the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou - Targhee National Forest, the Fall Creek area contains a network of single track trails. These trails provide numerous opportunities for both loop, point to point, or out and back mountain bike rides. The mountain bike rides generally follow stream drainages up to the ridgetops. From the top, one can mountain bike ride the ridges for many miles with views of the Wyomings Teton Mountain Range. Elevation ranges from 5500 feet along Fall Creek to 7000-8500 along the ridges. Access is off U.S. 26 approx. 40 miles south of Idaho Falls. One should take the Snake River Road (FS058)approx. 2 miles to Fall Creek Rd. (FS077). Trails start from numerous locations both north and south of the road. Highlights include Echo Canyon trail to Deadhorse Ridge, South Fork Fall Creek, Horse Creek, Porcupine Creek, Rash Canyon, Red Ridge and Fourth of July Ridge. All mountain bike rides require intermediate to advanced riding skills due to climbing (and some pushing). These trails connect with the Bear Creek trail system (description coming soon) which provides for over 100 miles of single track riding.

Overall, Fall Creek / Swan Valley Trail is the 15th most popular mountain bike trail of all 63 mountain biking rides in Idaho. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Fall Creek / Swan Valley Trail including Teton Valley Trails, Ridge Trail and Bear Creek/Palisades Trail.


Local Contact(s):  TNF (208) 624-3151; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Exploring Beyond Yellowstone by Ron Adkison from Wilderness Press.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Last Chance Lodge (208) 558-7068

Luxury Loding:  Teton Ridge Ranch (208) 456-2650

Breakfast Restaurant:  Chalet Restaurant, Last Chance

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/ctnf/

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  8/15/2016

ID:  6054


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