Discover some of the top places to mountain bike while you're here. Prior to beginning your biking adventure, consult these tips for biking in Jackson Hole and review this list of local cycling outfitters should you need to rent a mountain bike or equipment. When mountain biking, remember to respect other trail users by communicating and passing safely (ascending riders have the right of way), ride only on open, marked trails, be vigilant of your surroundings, and leave no trace, returning with what you bring along for your ride.
1. Cache Creek Road
This easy two-track dirt trail is perfect for first-time mountain bikers. Cache Creek is easily accessible from downtown Jackson. The trail passes through wildflower-filled meadows along Cache Creek and you won’t believe you’re just minutes from the Town Square. The Cache Creek trail connects to a wide variety of more intermediate and advanced single-track mountain-bike trails at Snow King Mountain Resort and the surrounding forest, so you can make your ride as long or short as you wish.
2. Cache Creek Sidewalk & Putt Putt Trail
Cache Creek Sidewalk is a single-track mountain bike trail provides gentle, flowing ups and downs for beginner and intermediate riders. You can make a great loop when connecting this trail to the Putt Putt trail. Putt Putt is a single-track mountain bike trail that is gentle enough for beginner riders, but with fast downhill sections, sustained uphill sections, tight corners, and occasional rock gardens, to provide excitement for all skill levels. This trail, which roughly parallels Cache Creek Road, can be ridden in either direction—it is mostly a fast downhill when ridden from the end of the Cache Creek trail back to town, but strong riders can bike uphill from town or the Cache Creek Trailhead for a true leg-burning challenge.
3. Old Pass Road
This multi-use paved pathway gradually climbs from the Town of Wilson to the summit of Teton Pass, gaining over 2,000 vertical feet from beginning to end. The views from the top of Teton Pass are stunning, and it’s all downhill back to Wilson. This ride is suitable for road bikes or mountain bikes, and Old Pass Road provides connections to a large network of more advanced downhill mountain-biking trails. After the challenging ride to the top, reward yourself with a beer and burger at the Stagecoach Bar at the bottom of the hill in Wilson.
4. Big Holes
With a network of trails totaling nearly 80 miles and spanning over 3,000 vertical feet, Big Holes is popular among local riders and is home to several ridgetops that present jaw-dropping views of the surrounding landscape. Ideal for intermediate to more advanced riders, Big Holes features soaring ascents, thrilling descents and deep valleys.