Stinking Springs

Total Miles


2075.38 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

This trail is fun for beginners and anyone looking to bypass riding the river road to get to more double and single track. The views of the Snake River Plain and the South Fork of the Snake River are very pretty, especially in the early spring/early summer. There are a lot of blooming wildflowers in the late spring/early summer that make this a very fun trip. There are no springs, so it is a mystery as to why the trail is named stinking springs.


The west side of this trail is fairly easy with some switchbacks and some steps that will cause you to have to choose a good line. The back side (East side) of Kelly Mountain is very rocky with lots of shale and steep descents. If you are looking to avoid looser rock or are riding with a novice I recommend turning around at this point when you summit and start riding along the fence line.

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Access Description

Drive past Heise and turn right rather than driving towards Kelly Canyon. There is a good parking lot at the base of the trail.