Stinking Springs

Total Miles
6.2

Elevation

2,075.38 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

5

Moderate

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.

Photos of Stinking Springs

Stinking Springs
Stinking Springs
Stinking Springs

Difficulty

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.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Daniel Larson
Jun 19, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Muddy/Wet
Carson Lilya
Jun 01, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Muddy/Wet
Brody Eaton
Apr 22, 2023
Dirt Bike
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Bobbi P
Mar 27, 2023
Dirt Bike
Seasonally Closed

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.

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