Cache to Game Mountain Biking

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This 20-mile mountain bike loop features terrain ranging from gravel forest service roads, to winding, steep single track, to open, expansive meadows and thick aspen and pine tree groves. Only two miles from Town Square, this is the most convenient ride option in Jackson.

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Dina Mishev


20.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

20.5 miles


2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

2-4 hours


Spring, Summer, and Fall

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


Topographical Map

Cache to Game Map

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Cache to Game



Only have time for one ride here? Then hit this one. And just try not to enjoy it. This can be a 20-mile loop with eight miles on paved bike paths, or it can be an out-and-back if you want to confine yourself exclusively to forest service roads and single track. It's buff, non-technical, and truly scenic. 

What Makes It Great

As you ride in, you're gradually climbing up the Cache Creek drainage and you can hear it burbling along your right the whole way.  Know that because of its proximity to East Jackson and overall ease, this is THE place in the valley to walk dogs. And they're not always well-behaved. Once you're about two miles in though, you'll be out of the main dog walking territory. Five miles in, cross a bridge over Cache Creek and start the final--and steepest--part of your climb up to the Game Creek Divide. The first part of this hill is the cruelest.

It gets better though. From the top of the divide, it's all downhill, speeding across hillsides that, in July and August, are blanketed with wildflowers. You'll wind through groves of aspen and pine too. The final few miles out to the Game Creek Trailhead are again abandoned forest service roads. You can head down to the highway where there's a paved bike path and ride the eight miles back to the Town Square, or you can turn around and ride the trail in reverse. Because this is one of the first trails in the valley to melt out, it's very popular in May with local runners training for the Big Horn ultra runs--30k, 50k, 50 miles and 100 miles--which are held annually in late June in the NE part of the state.

Who is Going to Love It

Cross country riders who want to extend a long day from town can enjoy this route. It's got some challenging parts and is a good ride for cyclists of all levels. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Start at the Cache Creek Trailhead two miles from Jackson's Town Square. The first several miles are on forest service road, although the newish Sidewalk trail parallels this abandoned road and is buff singletrack.


Cache to Game

Cache Creek Dr.
Jackson, WY, 83001
43.465044, -110.73061

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