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The Ashton-Tetonia Trail officially opened in 2010 and extends nearly 30 miles between the towns of Ashton and Tetonia, Idaho. The trail occupies a former rail spur once operated by Union Pacific (the...
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The little town of Driggs is nestled in the Teton Valley, on the west side of the Grand Teton range. Its best known as an outdoor recreation and resort town, with activities ranging from skiing and...
The Idaho Falls Greenbelt is exactly what its name brings to mind: a green north-south connector through the city along both sides of the Snake River. On its north end, the trail runs adjacent...
The Portneuf Greenway is a collection of paved trails, currently totaling nearly 17 miles throughout Pocatello, connecting residential and commercial neighborhoods with natural areas. Trail advocates...
The Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail is nestled in a valley of eastern Idaho, surrounded by the beautiful Tetons. The paved north-south route follows a former Union Pacific right-of-way and parallels the...
We started this trail on the south end by Tetonia. The trail going north from this point is very rough. After a short distance we retreated to the car and drove to the parking area on road W14250N and Reece road which had a very clean restroom.
The trail going north from this point is in better shape than from the southern trailhead. A trestle is a short ride north. The views of the Tetons are stunning causing many stops for photos.
The next morning we started the trail from the north end near Ashton. There is a nice parking area with a restroom just east of Ashton on highway 47 where the trail crosses Hwy 47. This parking area is not noted on the Trail Link map or description. This is an easy ride through farmland and rolling hills. The trestle crossings are awesome.
If you are in need of eats there is a small town restaurant on the main street in Ashton called “Five 11 Main Fountain & Pizzeria”. What a treat this place is, great food, old style ice cream/soda fountain and very good service. Highly recommend this place.
This trail is absolutely worth your time.
It isn’t 11 miles from point to point but there are many off shoots that the map shows. We had fun and it was pretty for the most part.
No this isn’t a hard trail but it’s very pretty. Ride by a college, sculptures, animal topiary and the falls. It was great place to ride this after being cooped up in a car all day. Very friendly people on the trail.
Rode this trail from Ashton to Tetonia to enjoy the view of the Tetons in front of me much of the way. The slight incline wasn't that noticeable, only when the trail turned from the small cinder-type surface to larger rocks. Surrounded by golden fields of wheat made the ride extra beautiful mid-August. Pre-ride, my SAG driver and I decided on a few little towns we saw on the map for checkpoints with each other. Turns out each of those "little towns" was now only the remaining, abandoned grain elevator. Remember when every little town had a grain elevator?
The Ashton-Tetonia is a trail of the Idaho State Park sytem. As a rail-trail, it makes for a nice level cut through the bountiful and hilly Teton Valley. Beauty abounds while riding in the shadows of the majestic Teton Mountains. I rode the lower half of this trail very recently, beginning at the southern trailhead in Tetonia and going about 15 miles or so to just north of Lamont before heading back. This section takes you across an impressive trestle! It starts off a bit rocky but after about 2 miles the unpaved surface improves quite a bit making for a great ride!
Only did 8 miles of this starting in Ashton, but it was phenomenal!! You’re right smack dab in the middle of the rolling hills. Went over an amazing bridge!! The gravel is nicely packed. I rode a fat bike, but we also took kids trailers with suspension and that did great! Someone else rode a cross country bike and did great. So amazing!!
If you're in Idaho Falls it's a must ride as a city trail it's tops. Paved about 6 miles the water falls are beautiful. I had no problem following it across the road. In the summer it is a city full of tourist so watch yourself when crossing roads...
Rode from Felt to Lamont and from Ashton to Drummond. Nice trail with great views. The only problem were the cross trail ruts caused by the moles digging into the trail in the winter (and leaving mounds of dirt that are uncovered when the snow melts) and the larger mammals who burrow into the trail surface and leave either big holes or mounds. It seems that since this trail is a state park, the state needs to put a little more maintenance on the trail surface and get rid of these frequent holes. The trail surface is rough in areas. Maybe the state left it like this for authenticity? The trestles are stunning. The state is making more parking areas to spread out the use as the 5 THs were crowded on the nice Saturday we rode.
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Parking: Ryder Park, south end of trail
Trail Condition: Some sections excellent, some portions older and needs attention. Good number of sections need some brushing work to clear brush, low hanging tree limbs, and weeds from along the trail.
Signage: Very minimal. Take a map along.
Comments: Overall I really enjoyed this trail. Great scenery and variety of art along trail. It passes through a number of parks and green spaces. A number of other trail users were encountered. I rode the complete trail system and logged 16 miles. From south end to northern end the most direct route was 5.7 miles.
Lots of variety on this relatively short system of trails. I skated from Idaho State to Edson Fichter Nature Area and back. There are a few hills near campus but they aren't too steep. I really liked the varying scenery on these trails. Hills, sunflower fields, in-town section with big rock cliffs, sagebrush flatland, creekside, and then ending at a nice pond. Pavement is pretty good except along the creek on the way to Edson Fichter where it's rough for skating.
Still under development, but several beautiful loops and extensions are available for short bike day trips or walks. Signage much better now.
I agree with the prior posting, no signage, confusing, and hard to navigate. But the most disappointing part is that it was not 11 miles from one into the other. It’s 5 1/2 miles long and that was with getting lost several times. This needs to be corrected by rails to trails Conservancy.
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