If you’re searching for the best ways to immerse yourself in our diverse landscape, you’ll find an assortment of bike trails in Stanley, Idaho, to explore. These tree-lined paths wind through the Sawtooth National Forest and behold views of our rugged area. Whether you are a mountain bike pro or just want to enjoy a leisurely day outdoors, consider renting one of our Redfish Bikes during your vacation and experiencing one of our favorite pastimes!
Do you want to know what you can do after your adventures on the bike trails in Stanley, Idaho? Request 24-hour access to our free Online Vacation Guide! Our interactive guide includes directions to our favorite destinations, outdoor experiences, and on-site activities. You’ll also discover the featured accommodations and incredible things to do near Redfish Lake Lodge!
Here Are 4 of the Best Bike Trails in Stanley, Idaho
When you travel to Central Idaho, we urge you to download a free map of the bike trails in Stanley, Idaho. From easy rides to rigorous paths, here are our recommendations for the best ones to experience on your trip!
Fishhook Creek Trail
The Fishhook Creek Trail is one of our favorite bike trails in Stanley, Idaho, for its proximity to Redfish Lake Lodge! This 4-mile course begins at the Redfish Lake Trailhead parking area. On your self-guided journey, you’ll see sage bushes, aspen trees, open meadows, and the best beaches in Idaho. You’ll also be delighted by views of the Fishhook Creek, the “Beaver Ponds,” and the Heyburn, Fishhook Knob, Hortsman, Williams, and Thompson peaks! As you create your own route, be on the lookout for equestrians and hikers.
Redfish Lake Loop
Another one of the Stanley, Idaho, mountain bike trails on the Redfish Lake is the 13-mile loop from the Sockeye Campground to our Lodge. This intermediate system takes you through a portion of the white sandy shores of the Redfish Lake and challenges you to maneuver around boulders, tree roots, and creek intersections. On your journey, you’ll also see the mountainous terrain and cascading waterfalls feeding serene ponds. Bike routes on the Redfish Lake Loop include:
- Grand Mogul
- Redfish Inlet
- Alpine Way
If you want to push your limits, traverse the rigorous 16.2-mile Redfish Ridge Loop!
Elk Meadows Loop
If you are looking for some of the best Sawtooth Mountain biking, gear up for the Elk Meadows Loop! This intermediate, 12-mile route features a 1,000-foot climb in elevation and a 400-foot descent. On your trip, you’ll not only be challenged by this singletrack loop, but you’ll also be captivated by the panoramic views of the towering mountains, beautiful valleys, and serene bodies of water. If you plan on taking your phone, download the offline version of this trail’s map!
Fisher Creek Loop
Fisher Creek Loop is situated off of Highway 75, just 12 miles south of Redfish Lake Lodge. Your adventure begins as you ride 2.3 miles from the Williams Creek Trailhead until you turn left onto Fisher Creek Road. Then, this intermediate path winds through the open countryside and intersects with the Pig and Williams Creek trails. Before you shift gears on this loop, bring your camera to capture the beauty of our mountainous area!
Recharge at Redfish Lake Lodge
After experiencing the bike trails in Stanley, Idaho, relax in your rustic accommodation at Redfish Lake Lodge or Redfish Riverside Inn. Both of our vacation destinations feature views of the surrounding mountains, cozy floor plans, and access to our amenities on the Redfish Lake. Whether you want to spend your time at our Marina or enjoying our wonderful cuisine, you’re sure to enjoy your time with us! Our rustic properties are also the perfect places to disconnect from our modern world and reconnect with nature, your family, and most importantly yourself.
We can’t wait to host you this year in Idaho!