Galena Lodge Mountain Biking Trails, Idaho

Galena Lodge Mountain Bike Trails

With trails ranging from beginner to advanced, some with a backcountry feel, the Galena Lodge mountain biking trails have something for everyone.

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Length:  35 Trails with a Combined Length of 58 Miles
Trailhead(s):  Galena Lodge
Elevation Gain:  Depends on Trail Choices
Trail Type:  Trail Sysytem
Dogs:  Allowed
Difficulty:  35 Trails – 12 Beginner, 11 Intermediate, 3 Advanced
Permit Required?  No
Season:  Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall


With trails ranging from beginner to advanced, some with a backcountry feel, the Galena Lodge mountain biking trails have something for everyone.  Whether you are looking for buff beginner trails, advanced backcountry trails, or just a varied system for the whole family or group to ride, the Galena Lodge mountain biking trails system has it.  We were completely surprised by the quality and variety of the system.  We expected good riding – this is Ketchum, after all – but we did not expect to find a system we will always ride when we are in the Ketchum area.

Galena Lodge Beginner Trails

The Galena Lodge mountain biking trails system has 12 solid beginner trails.  Even better, riders can access the 19 mile Harriman Trail.  This excellent trail is very scenic and will appeal to all levels of riders, including advance riders who are looking for a great spin.

Galena Lodge Intermediate Trails

The Galena Lodge mountain biking trails system has 11 intermediate trails to enjoy.  All are fast and flowy, and they interconnect with the rest of the system in a way which offers a wide variety of route options.  Of particular note is the Spring Creek Trail, which offers a great back country feel with some fast flow and beautiful scenery.  A great route is to take is Rip & Tear to the Spring Creek Trail, then take the Harriman Trail for your return, making a large loop.

Galena Lodge Advanced Trails

The Galena Lodge mountain biking trails system only boasts 4 advanced trails, but they offer some great climbing and descending, as well as the ability to connect with the other trails in the system to create a wide variety of loops and ride profiles.

The Grinder makes up 3 of these trails, as it is broken in 3 segments.  The advanced rating comes from a lot of climbing at high altitude, rather than technical difficulty, but the sections have buff singletrack and some great berms.

The newest trail at Galena Lodge is the advanced Big Wood Loop.  Although the dirt needs to be worked-in more due to being relatively new, the ride has a backcountry feel and has great potential once fully broken in.  If you are an advanced rider, you should definitely give it a go.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Galena Lodge Mountain Biking Trails System

Galena Lodge is just a great place to ride.  It offers a wide range of trails and the ability to create varied routes on a variety of terrains.  Even better, because of the way the system is designed, it enables groups with varied skill sets to all ride the same system.  If you are in the Ketchum, Idaho area, make sure to give the Galena Lodge mountain biking trails system a ride.  You will not be disappointed.

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