East of Moscow and Bovil in the Clearwater National Forest, the Elk River area has plenty of mountain biking opportunities on single track and old forest service roads through dryland pine forests (montane). The Upper Basin Interpretive Trail #747 (4.9 mile one-way) which climbs through the saddle between the West Fork of the Elk Creek and main Elk Creek. This scenic route is located 8 miles north of town on FS382.
There are also trails used for nordic skiing which can be investigated: double loop south of town (7 mi.), Shattuck Butte (18 mi.), and Elk Butte (10mi.).
The town of Elk River is on SR8 about 54 miles east of Moscow.
Overall, Elk River Trails is the 27th most popular mountain bike trail of all 63 mountain biking rides in Idaho.