Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Pocatello with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 days ago

The network for trails by the Cusick Creek trailhead is quite extensive, but you can see the radio towers on Kinport Peak in the distance and if you just go straight in that direction, that's the right way. From the trailhead, it looks like you are going to be hiking through grasslands, with no cover, but in fact, most of the hike is shaded in the trees. It's a steady uphill, but never that steep in any one place. The trail is a little rocky in places, but otherwise excellent and probably useable by ATVs. You can drive to the top of this summit, but the hike was very nice. It looks like you could do quite a bit of additional hiking and exploring along the ridges at the top. I imagine that the views are great, but right now you can't see so much, due to the smoke. No water or restrooms at the trailhead. I saw only 2 other hikers and the mountain bikers were all on other trails.

horseback riding
12 days ago

TRAIL REPORT- Elk Meadows via Gipson Jack Creek
Location: Gibson Jack Trail Head, Pocatello, Idaho
Date: August 2, 2018. Had a nice cool breeze most of the day.
Riders: Pat Kent, Jodie Mills, Milton Emery, Bob Deeter
Propose: Pleasure Ride
Trail: Easy to moderate. 12.9 miles round trip with a 4.4 mile loop at the top. Three rocky places getting to the winter warming hut. Next time I will look for another trail without the rocks, by going to the left instead going right at the start of the loop.
A big thank you to DON ROSS who was cutting brush ALL day yesterday on this trail. God bless him and all the trails he rides.
Image may contain: tree, plant, sky, outdoor and nature

Many moments of solitude on Scout Mountain.
The occasional sound of other campers in the distance was a nice gleam of mentioning others’ presence.
Gentle sights of wildlife and plant life, with an enjoyable glow of sunsets and sunrises.
Camp space was well-laid and cozy. Big enough for two large tents, while small enough to push for some nice walk and exploration of the area.

Beautiful treed hike, very steep.

Beautiful and fairly easy hike. Four stars simply because I prefer trails that don't allow motorcycles on them. Bikes are ok. Views from the top were excellent. Also, nice that it is near Pocatello. Nice wildflowers and didn't see much wildlife.

I absolutely love this trail. I use it all the time with my family and our dog. It’s the perfect place for biking or hiking. There are trailheads for flatter, easier hikes or steeper, uphill climbs for a great view of Pocatello and the mountains!

Kind of boring and not at all hard.

Fun scenic trails just hard to get out of others way with a stroller

Very pretty scenery. Not super wide trails so hard to get out of the way of bikers or to let others pass.

Beautiful in May!!!

Excellent trails for hiking along the creek. It's really well maintained by officials and citizens alike and very clean. I didn't see a single bit of trash the entire time. The bridges are amazing and very nice. Pocatello is a gem for things like this and it's nice to explore a trail so nicely put together.

Muddy!

hiking
6 months ago

muddy and icy but we had a blast!

highly used

Beautiful trail. Especially in the fall with the leaves changing colors. First section on the city creek trail really awesome colors. The upper portion, the loop, has good views of Pocatello.

Lots of runners on lower trail, and a handful of MTB on upper. BTW would recommend for xcountry riding.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail. not hard..barely a moderate. saw a female moose. very timid

mountain biking
11 months ago

Very fun and challenging!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

One of my favorite hikes here in Pocatello

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nice and easy hike

Nice trail didn't see any bikes or motorcycles four wheelers lots of trees very scenic pond was nice make sure to bring insect repellent.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

I love these trails there so close to home makes it very easy to get to.

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pretty scenic!
Great for different modes of hiking.

Nice trail. Turned around from bad weather coming in. The little pond was a great place to stop and have a snack

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nice hike, BEAUTIFUL in the fall time.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Very beautiful hike! My family and I loved it!

Really great views and , loved the shade of the trees in the morning part of the hike! Wasn't huge on sharing the trail with a lot of 4 wheelers, atvs, and motor cross bikes because of the noise and dust but overall we enjoyed it. We were able to do it with two young kids and a dog. Definitely a family friendly one!

I've been coming here since I was little so I may be a bit biased, but this place is gorgeous. Aside from the beautiful and plentiful hiking/biking trails, there's camping and picnic areas plus a gorgeous scenic overlook.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

My wife and I hiked about 4.5 miles each way on this trail, so not to the top of Scout Mountain, but far enough to enjoy some amazing scenery and views. The trail is in quite good condition in most areas. It's a bit rocky for hiking in some spots, but they are passable, and few and far between. We enjoyed it enough to want to hike it again this summer, but this time to the top!

Load More