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

10 months ago

New favorite place to disappear and run! So many wildflowers, shady spots along the creek, and the majority of it is perfect for running. A few narrow spots and short inclines, otherwise easy and flat.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike with good flow and nice scenery. The first part is a bit steep and narrow, but it flattens out after that. It's great for kids, pets, and the less experienced. With a fast pace it can make for a good cardio workout.

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Billy goated that bitch. Lost trail little over a half mile in. Steep and unmaintained. Lots of cows. Never made it to the end.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mountain bike - huzzah!

mountain biking
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The trailhead to the hot spings is actually about 30-40 min drive outside of Jackson. I rented a fat tire bike and did the round trip from the trailhead to the springs (20-22 miles with time off the trail) in Jan. I suppose this could be a hiking trail in summer, but due to the distance, would recommend bikng it. In the winter, the trail is predominantly used for dogsleds and snowmobiles.
As this was my first fat tire bike ride, I wasn't sure of the logisitics. If its snowed recently, as it had prior to my ride, the bike wi will not grip the trail and one will have 22 miles of hellish fishtailing and skidding. If you can be assured of a packed base, then go for it, or go when there is not snow on the ground. There are outfitters in Jackson who rent bikes, and who will take you on a guided snowmobile or dogsled ride.
Aside from the logistics of getting there, the springs are a warm respite from the cold, have primitive pit toilets and changing rooms, but are not crowded because of being off the beaten path. They have water and a few snacks for sale (cash). The facility closes at 5 PM in the winter, and I saw a campground on the trail about a mile back, but did not see anyone winter camping there.
Scenery along the way is beautiful, quiet, and worth it, but again, if recent snow, there can be avalanches onto the trail (there was one the the week after my ride which took out two snomobilers...who made it out OK).
I loved the trip, but would not ride a fat tire bike there again unless I the snow was was not fresh.
If you are travelling from out of town, keep in mind the altitude is a contender, as is the dry air.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Great moderate mountain bike trail on the shady side of cache creek. Ride it out and back or connect to putt putt. Never dusty!

hiking
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The trail to the hot springs is just that. If you want more of a hike go to the Hot Springs and take the trail head to the North. There are several Trail Heads along the road up to the Camping areas. Most of them are for horses, but that is how a lot of the trails started.

hiking
Saturday, May 26, 2012

The falls and hot springs are great, but the trail is basically a hike on the other side of the creek from the road. Also it is heavily used by horses. Do yourself a favor and drive to the hot springs and then hike up the granite trail instead.

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2011

Awesome trail, nice fun switchbacks with tight brims. Described to me once as a rollercoaster ride. Had a blast on it.

hiking
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's the easy route when hiking Snow King. It's ok if you are taking someone who hasn't hiked Snow King or is just getting into the hobby. Other than that, I avoid it.

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26 days ago

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2 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

horseback riding
10 months ago

Friday, June 23, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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Friday, May 20, 2016

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Thursday, July 05, 2012