Stinking Springs - Hike and Mountain Bike near Ririe, Idaho
5396 Burns Creek Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA,Ririe,Idaho
43.609435780140714, -111.64811298251152
6.5 miles E of Ririe, Idaho
Address: 5396 Burns Creek Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA
GPS: 43°36'34.0"N 111°38'53.2"W
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State: Idaho
Trail Length: 3.80 miles
MTB Difficulty: Intermediate
Trail Type: Out & Back
MTB Trail Type: Singletrack
Elevation Gain: 1518 feet

Hike and Mountain Bike

Around 10,000 visitors use the Stinking Springs Multiple Use area each year. This designated route is used by OHV/ATV riders, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. It is seasonally closed to accommodate wintering mule deer. In other seasons, this critical winter habitat also offers desert hiking in sparsely timbered canyons, continuing through the Targhee National Forest.

This trail is the less-fun neighbor to Sidewinder. From where it begins down the road from the parking area, the wide doubletrack climbs through the canyon to an intersection with the Sidewinder Connector in a little over two miles. From there, it continues to snake through the clumps of grass on the open hillside until a series of steep and closely packed switchbacks brings the doubletrack up the ridgeline. After a half mile of climbing, the trail ends at Leaning Fir #169.Courtesy of mtbproject.com

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Ririe, Idaho

  1. Head east on Smith St toward 1st E St (0.3 mi)
  2. Continue onto Archer Rd (1.6 mi)
  3. Turn right onto E 200 N/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (0.9 mi)
  4. Slight right onto Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (0.2 mi)
  5. Continue straight onto N 4800 E/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop
    Continue to follow Heise Rd/Poplar Loop
    (2.9 mi)
  6. Slight left onto E 100 N/Heise Rd/Poplar Loop (187 ft)
  7. Slight left onto N 5050 E (0.4 mi)
  8. Turn right onto E Heise Rd (2.3 mi)
  9. Turn right to stay on E Heise Rd
    Destination will be on the right
    (1.9 mi)
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Two miles northeast of the junction of Kelly Canyon and Snake River Roads; From Idaho Falls, travel northeast on Highway 26, approximately 20 miles. Turn left onto 160th East following the signs to Kelly Canyon Ski Area or Heise Hot Springs. Once you cross the bridge over the Snake River, turn right and continue towards Kelly Canyon. After 2.3 miles, continue straight onto gravel road as paved road begins to veer left into Kelly Canyon, following along the north bank of the Snake River for approximately two miles. You will see the parking area on the right side of the road with signs for Stinking Springs Trailhead.

Length: 5 Miles (round trip)

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jamadeus

4/24/17 10:58 am 6/15/16
Not a great hike... Fairly easy and fun if you're in good company, but dusty and exposed. We didn't even find any springs! We did find a rattlesnake though, that was exciting!
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Stinking Springs by Lance Poole Stinking Springs Trail on Fourwheeler by Travis Lyman

Trails

Distance ?

3.8 miles

Elevation Gain ?

1,518 feet

Real Ascent ?

1,564 feet

Real Descent ?

46 feet

Avg Grade (4°)

8%

Grade (-5° to 25°)

-9% to 46%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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