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Mountain Biking in Idaho

You don’t need to travel far to find great mountain biking in Idaho. In fact, regardless of where you find yourself traveling on any given weekend, consider bringing your mountain bike. The entire state is basically a gigantic mountain biking playground.
Mountain Biking in Idaho

In the Boise area you’ll find trails that match all skill levels, distances, and challenges. One point of commonality presented on nearly every trail is compacted dirt, creating rides that are smooth and fast. While most of the short trails are in the open country of the foothills, the longer rides present a good mix of trees in the upper country, opening up to fast stretches with vast views of the valley.

For a fun and fast loop, head up to Bogus Basin for the Around the Mountain loop. This single-track trail presents some amazing views and is best ridden in mid-summer into early fall. (During other times of the year, ice and snow can limit trail use.)

For a convenient ride from downtown Boise, consider Sidewinder to Freestone. This fun, single-track trail takes no longer than three hours and winds through the middle foothills with vast stretches of amazing views and comfortably fast downhill sections.

If you have an entire morning to ride (5 – 6 hours), look no further than “The Big Potato.” (For one, this trail name is just fun to say.) This 41-mile trail is unique due to the impressive increase in elevation. Let that sink in for a moment—6,500 feet of climbing. After the dramatic ascent, you’ll find yourself on the Around the Mountain trail, enjoying views matched only by the pleasure of an awesome descent.

With so many trail options, mountain biking in Idaho is sure to please riders of every skill level.

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Mountain Biking in Idaho

You don’t need to travel far to find great mountain biking in Idaho. In fact, regardless of where you find yourself traveling on any given weekend, consider bringing your mountain bike. The entire state is basically a gigantic mountain biking playground.
Mountain Biking in Idaho

In the Boise area you’ll find trails that match all skill levels, distances, and challenges. One point of commonality presented on nearly every trail is compacted dirt, creating rides that are smooth and fast. While most of the short trails are in the open country of the foothills, the longer rides present a good mix of trees in the upper country, opening up to fast stretches with vast views of the valley.

For a fun and fast loop, head up to Bogus Basin for the Around the Mountain loop. This single-track trail presents some amazing views and is best ridden in mid-summer into early fall. (During other times of the year, ice and snow can limit trail use.)

For a convenient ride from downtown Boise, consider Sidewinder to Freestone. This fun, single-track trail takes no longer than three hours and winds through the middle foothills with vast stretches of amazing views and comfortably fast downhill sections.

If you have an entire morning to ride (5 – 6 hours), look no further than “The Big Potato.” (For one, this trail name is just fun to say.) This 41-mile trail is unique due to the impressive increase in elevation. Let that sink in for a moment—6,500 feet of climbing. After the dramatic ascent, you’ll find yourself on the Around the Mountain trail, enjoying views matched only by the pleasure of an awesome descent.

With so many trail options, mountain biking in Idaho is sure to please riders of every skill level.

YOUR LOCAL IDAHO EXPERT
NextHome Solid Ground
Janna McRoy

Janna McRoy

(208) 889-9242

Janna@SolidGroundRealEstate.com

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Opportunities Abound Everywhere

Boise, Idaho: Downtown
Downtown Boise

Boise and the surrounding area deliver an unparalleled quality of life not found anywhere else in the nation. It’s the reason Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the country. North Idaho has so much going for it—a vibrant urban/metropolitan economic and educational base, an affordable cost-of-living, an extraordinary business-friendly environment, four mild and distinct seasons, and plenty of public wilderness that allows a lifetime of weekend adventures.

The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area is known as North Idaho. In addition to Boise and Nampa, the area includes the cities of Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell, Star, Middleton, and Kuna. Situated between the Boise Mountains (or foothills) to the north and the Owyhee Mountain Range to the southwest, the valley provides abundant recreational activities within minutes from your home. In wintertime, these snow-covered ranges are simply breathtaking.

Recognizing the abundance of resources and opportunities back in 1959, the area was coined the “Treasure Valley” by the Chamber of Commerce, and it stuck. Keep reading to discover why it is such a true treasure today. Surrounded by beauty, a thriving economy, reduced commutes, and a wide variety of recreational options, you’ll find living in North Idaho an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Opportunities Abound Everywhere

Boise, Idaho: Downtown
Downtown Boise

Boise and the surrounding area deliver an unparalleled quality of life not found anywhere else in the nation. It’s the reason Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the country. North Idaho has so much going for it—a vibrant urban/metropolitan economic and educational base, an affordable cost-of-living, an extraordinary business-friendly environment, four mild and distinct seasons, and plenty of public wilderness that allows a lifetime of weekend adventures.

The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area is known as North Idaho. In addition to Boise and Nampa, the area includes the cities of Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell, Star, Middleton, and Kuna. Situated between the Boise Mountains (or foothills) to the north and the Owyhee Mountain Range to the southwest, the valley provides abundant recreational activities within minutes from your home. In wintertime, these snow-covered ranges are simply breathtaking.

Recognizing the abundance of resources and opportunities back in 1959, the area was coined the “Treasure Valley” by the Chamber of Commerce, and it stuck. Keep reading to discover why it is such a true treasure today. Surrounded by beauty, a thriving economy, reduced commutes, and a wide variety of recreational options, you’ll find living in North Idaho an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

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Opportunities For A Better Life

Idaho, Family Time

More Family Time
Living in North Idaho provides more family time and adventure opportunities. One of the first things people notice, especially if they’re from California or Washington, is that their commute time is significantly reduced. This means less time on the road and more time enjoying life.

You will quickly discover an abundance of outdoor activities for people of all ages and interests, with easy access to open spaces such as rivers, lakes, and trails. Plenty of family-friendly indoor activities are also available year-round, including indoor rock climbing, ice skating, trampoline parks and more. Whatever your passions, you’ll find them in the valley. And you won’t have to navigate through hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic to arrive at your destination!

Idaho, Economy & Employment

Drive Your Career
North Idaho boast a diverse and evolving economic landscape, providing opportunities for everyone. The region is becoming a popular destination for start-up companies thanks to a growing pool of young talent and experienced entrepreneurs. The area is also becoming well-known for its health and science industries. North Idaho offers low business taxes, a lack of stifling regulations, and inexpensive commercial real estate. Of course, high-tech and innovative businesses coming to the region isn’t a new development.

Idaho, Education

Heighten Your Education
There is simply no denying that Boise State University is the most visible higher-education institution in the valley. With 26,000+ students and more than 200 fields of study, ranging from undergraduate programs to post-graduate studies, it’s easy to see why. But Boise State isn’t the only institution carving out an amazing reputation for itself. Throughout North Idaho, you’ll find colleges and universities setting themselves apart. For example, The College of Idaho, located in Caldwell, is rated as one of the top 50 Small Colleges in the United States. Situated in Nampa, Northwest Nazarene University is one of the top Christian universities in the Northwest. Idaho State University is renowned for its Meridian Health Science Center. Meridian is also home to Idaho’s first medical college—the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, or ICOM. These are just a few of the most recognizable institutions found throughout the valley.

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