Please follow the International Mountain Bike Association Guidelines.
• To hikers, runners & horses.• Downhill bikers yield to uphill bikers.
• Stop! Yield with one foot on the ground and two wheels on the trail when yielding to hikers, runners & bikers. Don’t ride parallel to the trail.
• When encountering another user from behind, slow down, announce your presence and ask to pass.
• Promote a good trail ethic – Always slow down and say hello when encountering other users.
The use of other power driven mobility devices, including E-bikes, on the Ridge to Rivers trail network is restricted to trails and roads that currently allow motorized use. Federal agency partners prohibit e-bikes and other motorized devices on all trails that cross BLM and USFS land. The City of Boise is currently working on a policy to guide e-bike use on the Greenbelt and investigating suitability on certain trails.
Trails and Roads open to OPDMD:
More information on these trails and roads can be found on the Ridge to Rivers map. The trails and roads listed above provide 52 miles of access for all power driven mobility devices.
Horses are part of Idaho’s heritage, and equestrians are welcome on Ridge to Rivers trails. This can sometimes be a scary proposition for the equestrian rider sharing a narrow trail with a fast-moving mountain bike. Horses and mules are prey animals. That means they think everything wants to eat them; even the hiker with a large, scary backpack and especially the fast-moving biker “chasing” them or encountering them on a blind corner.
What should you do if you encounter a horse rider?
• Ride, don't slide. Do not skid.
• Don't cut corners or curves.
• Stay on the trail.
The Ridge to Rivers trail system is a wonderful place to ride by yourself or with friends. The trails get a tremendous amount of use however, and can become quite congested at times. If you ride with, or are organizing a group ride, please consider adopting the following recommendations to help minimize your impact on other riders and hikers using the trails:
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