Idaho Mountain Biking Opportunities: Discovery Hill Trail

Discovery Hill has some exceptional singletrack riding opportunities only 2 miles north of downtown Salmon, Idaho and provides riders with smooth riding opportunities through rolling sage hills set against the equally stunning backdrops of the Continental Divide and Salmon River valley. The trails are generally smooth and fast and not too technically challenging, which results in great opportunities for riders of all skill and ability levels. Although this trail system is a popular destination for year round riding, it is often snow-covered in the winter, and users are asked not to ride during the wet and muddy conditions of spring thaw to protect the trails.

One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Discovery Hill Enduro Loop was developed between IMBA and the Salmon, ID, BLM field office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.

BLM Mountain Biking: Discovery Hills Trail System in Idaho

Need to Know

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Plan Your Visit

  • Season Dates: January 1 - December 31
  • Fee: None
  • Size: 32 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 2,000+ feet
  • Difficulty: Trails range from beginner to advanced


  • The trail system at Discovery Hill is located two miles north of the town of Salmon. To drive to the trailhead from the intersection of highways 93 and 28 (the main intersection in Salmon), travel west on main street through downtown Salmon to N. Saint Charles St.  Travel north on N. Saint Charles approximately 2 miles to the main trailhead on BLM road 118. The road to the trailhead consists of a paved road transitioning to a well maintained gravel road suitable for all vehicles. The Discovery Hill Trailhead is on the right just beyond the cattle guard. Road conditions beyond the trailhead are variable and occasionally impassible due to the bentonite nature of the soils in the area

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Contact Information

Salmon Field Office
1206 South Challis Street
Salmon, ID 83467

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