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There are several areas open to motorized use on the Boise Front. These trails were built specifically to provide opportunities on designated trails to keep folks from climbing hills and causing erosion. All motorized vehicles are limited only to the trails marked as open. Off trail travel is prohibited.

E-bike Use

The City of Boise does provide an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals with a mobility disability to ride an e-bike as defined by the City of Boise on certain city-owned property with Ridge to Rivers trails. Users are asked to visit either the Boise Parks and Recreation Admin Office (1104 Royal Blvd.) or the Fort Boise Community Center (700 Robbins Rd.) to complete the accommodation process. Please bring the following:

  • A valid state-issued disability parking placard or other state-issued proof of disability
  • Documentation from your E-bike purchase that outlines the power output of your E-bike motor (must be no more than 750 watts with a top speed of 20 m.p.h.)

Questions? Please call the Boise Parks and Recreation: 208-608-7600 or

E-bike use on the Ridge to Rivers trail network is restricted to trails and roads that currently allow motorized use. Federal agency partners prohibit E-bikes and other motorized devices on all trails that cross BLM and USFS land. Approximately, 52 miles of motorized trails and primitive roads are accessible for E-bikes.

Trails and Roads open to E-bikes and other motorized devices:

More information on these trails and roads can be found on the Ridge to Rivers map.

Ridge to Rivers trails cross City of Boise, Ada County, Boise National Forest, Boise District Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Idaho Department of Fish and Game, State of Idaho, and numerous private lands in the Boise Foothills. The determination as to where and whether e-bikes are allowed lies with each of these agencies. Enforcement also lies with each individual agency.