Beginner Offroad Trails Near Twin Falls

North Rim - Jerome

This is one section of the vast trail network north of Twin Falls, south of Jerome, along the Snake River Canyon. Very popular with all types of trail riders, it is accessible for almost the…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Loughmiller

An easy hard-packed gravel road with some muddy spots and plenty of places for oncoming traffic to cross. The trail gives you access to Stockman Road, south to Salmon Creek reservoir, and westbound access to…
Total Miles
5.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Muddy Cow Fields

Although it's named muddy cow fields, this isn't the main road surface. It's packed gravel and a nice option to come from the north farm fields and access the main heart of the trail network.…
Total Miles
6.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

West Cheese Burger

This is the main east-west cut across from Stockman North/South route to the ridge. Primarily graded single-lane road. Some potholes and generally LTE Service. Take Stockman's road south to get to Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir,…
Total Miles
5.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Stockmans Driveway

This is an easy north to south or south to north route via dirt through the area. It provides access to many of the trails in the area. Some dispersed camping can be found along…
Total Miles
13.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Callen To Whisky Creek Overlook

This is the easier route to get over to the turn for Whisky Creek overlook. It's rutted in areas and use caution when it's rained or is wet. Could be quite muddy and slick. A…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Stock Draw/Old House Loop

The rutted, bumpy trail leads to an old wood house/structure. There is a cattle water trough out there as well, a large grassy open area that could be used for camping. Keep an eye out…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

South Hills Adventure Loop

Start out anywhere you'd like. Unload and drive the loop either direction, there is no set way! This loop will take you from the green higher elevation, to the valleys, high desert and everything in…
Total Miles
39.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Fence Line Trail

A mostly two-track trail gives way to somewhat graded trail ends in a rock pile on one side that marks the route. Maps show many trails crisscrossing the area, but this is one of the…
Total Miles
2.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Middle Rim to Overlook Camp

An easy trail mostly two-track through sagebrush featuring open planes and ends at a scenic overlook camping spot to the Salmon Falls River Canyon below. The trail gets mostly rutted and could be impossible when…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

West Berger Rim Overlook

An easy, mostly graded farm trail ends at a nice view of the Salmon Creek Falls canyon below. The trail starts in farmland, so be aware of slow farm traffic. It begins as an easy…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Blue Heart Overlook and Access

This route is meant to give you access to overlooks of the Snake River, and closer access to Idaho's famous Blue Heart Springs. The majority of the trail and surrounding trails are dust, rutted, and…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Su / Sp

West Bay Loop

Beautiful views overlooking the northern section of Salmon Falls Creel Reservoir. The lower section of the loop is easy and has many small campsites with views of the water. None of them are level though,…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Whisky Slough Water Access

A shorter twisty trail that leads down to a finger of and Bay of the Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. The water level is low in the winter, and there is driving access to the edge.…
Total Miles
1.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Antelope Bay Loop Northern Section

This is the Northern section of what could be completed as a loop trail. It ends in one spot at an Overlook above the Salmon Creek Falls reservoir. The trail is on the open range,…
Total Miles
3.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Antelope Bay Loop and Lucas Point

This is the southern section of the Antelope Bay Loop. It's the easier way out into the vista. The rail is dirt and gravel with a few deeper ruts from muddy traffic and cows. This…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Southern Lucas Point

This is a nice flat, out and back, offshoot trail heading down to the Southern Lucas Point on Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. To get to the beginning of the trail take China Creek off of…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Davis Mtn. Loop

Leaving from Bliss, ID, head north on Hill City Road. Turn onto Davis Mountain Road. There are many roads and trails to explore from this location. It is very easy driving with plenty of wildlife…
Total Miles
36.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Cotterel Mountain Road

Although this road is easy, a few small sections with some larger rocks require 4WD to get over and high clearance; it's doable with AWD and a skilled driver. Parts of the road are very…
Total Miles
16.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Petrified Watermelons

What appears to be "the way" is a more excellent trail section that ends at private property and a gate. "Back the way you came" is the option here. Unless you're curious about the watermelons,…
Total Miles
1.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp

Power Line Access

This trail may exist solely to access and maintain the power lines as it unfortunately dead ends and disappears. It still is a fun quick out-and-back trail. There are some mud ruts present throughout. After…
Total Miles
2.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Dempsey Meadow

This route begins as a very easy dirt road that offers sweeping views of the surrounding valley and meadows. There are a few mud ruts to watch out for but aside from that, it's easy-going…
Total Miles
7.2
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su

Sugar Bowl

This fun little trail heads from old highway 30 up into the hills to a killer pair of hilltops. The trail ends at a fantastic camping spot with good LTE cell service and panoramic views…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

King Hill

This well-traveled route heads from the lowlands close to the river into the hills, ending at the massive Blair Trail Reservoir. Be sure to watch for the many cattle out in the middle of the…
Total Miles
5.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Glenn's Grassy Ascent

This fun little romp in the hills begins just outside the adorable town of Glenn's ferry. Well worth exploring its quaint downtown and waterfronts. There are cute shops and many historic buildings. Once on the…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

Wild Horse Recreation Area to Bruneau Canyon Overlook

This relatively easy route rewards travelers with absolutely incredible scenery. You'll find yourself maneuvering through cattle, staring up at steep canyon walls, and cresting small hills that reveal breathtaking views of snow capped mountains. If…
Total Miles
108
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Frenchman's Warm Creek Trail

Scenic out and back trail through a valley just on the outskirts of Ketchum that runs along a nice river. This trail features some wide-open valleys with the river winding through it as well as…
Total Miles
8.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Warm Springs Creek Trail

The Warm Springs Creek Trail is an out and back trail in Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho. This trail offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains, especially as the elevation climbs. There's many campsites at…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Railroad Grade

Looking for a good bypass instead of taking the freeway? Well, this road is for you! Wake yourself up with a short drive through farmland, enjoy open views of the valley, and pass through cow…
Total Miles
13.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Idaho Centennial Trail

This trail is difficult to follow until one realizes that occasionally there are white markers indicating the direction of the trail. This is an excellent section for most of the southern area of it. Nice…
Total Miles
8.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa