Mountain Biking Trails/Conditions--Winter

Nothing sucks worse than heading out for a ride and finding a load of trees down, water, mud or snow pack on your favorite trail.  I update the following list with info from my rides or from reliable sources who report back.  A status of "ride it" means it is rideable (however there may be minor hindrances).  Any other status means I don't know, so proceed at your own risk.  Please, use common sense and if a trail is muddy and you are leaving a rut, return another day.  Usually, low lying trails in the valley are rideale starting in March while high alpine trails wait until July.  Got a trail update, email me at

NOTE: As of 12/1/17, I am marking all mountain bike trails closed, not because they are actually closed to riding, just because they are not really rideable anmore given snow, ice and trees/brush.  Now, weather in North Idaho can be unpredictable, so trail conditions may fluctuate.  I am merely stating that from December onward, low lying trails are usually unrideable until March and high alpine trails until July.  Wanna know about fat bike riding, cruise over to the other page.

Sandpoint Area Status Notes
Bernard Peak Trail CLOSED
Cowboy Trail CLOSED
Farragut State Park CLOSED
Fault Lake Trail CLOSED

Mineral Point Trail System CLOSED
Round Lake Trail System CLOSED
Schweitzer Mtn Resort CLOSED
Syringa Trail System CLOSED
Trail #3 (Gold Hill) CLOSED
Trail #120/Strong Creek Trail CLOSED
Wiley Knob Loop CLOSED
Bonners Ferry Area Status Notes
Brush Lake Trails CLOSED
Clifty Mountain Trail CLOSED
Danquist Trail CLOSED
Deer Ridge Trail CLOSED
Harvey/Mission CLOSED
Long Canyon Trail CLOSED designated wilderness, no mtn bikes
Fisher Peak Trail CLOSED designated wilderness, no mtn bikes
Sidehill Trail CLOSED
Trail #44 CLOSED
Priest Lake Area Status Notes
American Falls Trail CLOSED
Lakeshore Trail CLOSED
Lakeview Mountain Trail CLOSED
Navigation Trail CLOSED
Plowboy Trail CLOSED
Trapper Creek Trail CLOSED
Woodrat Trail System CLOSED
Newport/Oldtown Area Status Notes
Bead Lake Trail CLOSED
Pee Wee Trail System CLOSED