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Trails Near Boise

Boise, ID: Lower Hulls Gulch Loop

Just on the outskirts of town, this 7-mile foothills loop climbs to 3,570 feet with big views of Boise before returning alongside a trickling stream.

Boise: Sleeping Deer to Mid-Salmon River Loop

Set aside a long weekend for great fishing on this 32.4-mile loop in the remote Salmon River Mountains, where crystal waters attract elk, moose, and bears.

Boise: Tripod Peak

Travel 12 miles through dense evergreen groves and wildflower-dotted meadows to a lonesome fire outpost overlooking Boise National Forest.

McCall, ID: Rapid River

This year-round route runs 6.9 miles along the astonishingly clear Rapid River through evergreen forests to campsites in the Hells Canyon region.

Boise, ID: Kepros Mountain

This 9.1-miler follows a windswept ridge in the Danskin Mountains and ends with views of Boise, the Arrowrock Reservoir, and surrounding peaks.

Boise: Birds of Prey

This 11.6-miler crosses the Snake River, then heads downstream through a magnificent desert canyon known for its raptors and hidden rock art.

Boise, ID: Willow Creek

Payoffs are big on this remote 7.8-miler in the Smoky Mountains: No crowds, beautiful mountain views, and steamy hot springs.

Boise, ID: Lookingglass Lake

Climb to a pristine alpine lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness on this 14-mile out-and-back.

Idaho City, ID: Crooked River Trail

Trace the banks of the Crooked River on this 6.6-mile out-and-back in Boise National Forest that links picturesque fishing holes and a sandy strip of beach.

Boise, ID: Watchman Trail Loop

Just minutes from downtown, this 9.4-mile loop in the Boise foothills offers a quick escape from the city on one of the newest sections of the Ridge to Rivers trail system.

Boise, ID: Upper Hulls Gulch

This 6.3-mile, out-and-back dayhike with an upper loop section explores a quiet desert creek valley and leads to hillsides covered in wildflowers in late spring and views of the Boise skyline and Foothills and the Owyhee Mountains across the Boise River Valley.

Boise, ID: Hulls Gulch Loop

This Foothills favorite circles a gulch with a cascading spring and bird’s-eye views of downtown Boise.

Boise, ID: Reynolds Creek Loop

Less than an hour from Boise, this 7.4-miler in the Owyhee foothills weaves through rock formations, traces Reynolds Creek, and tracks through a towering red rock canyon.

Boise Idaho

Boise, ID: Lower Hulls Gulch Loop

Just on the outskirts of town, this 7-mile foothills loop climbs to 3,570 feet with big views of Boise before returning alongside a trickling stream.

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Boise Idaho

Boise: Tripod Peak

Travel 12 miles through dense evergreen groves and wildflower-dotted meadows to a lonesome fire outpost overlooking Boise National Forest.

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Boise Idaho

McCall, ID: Rapid River

This year-round route runs 6.9 miles along the astonishingly clear Rapid River through evergreen forests to campsites in the Hells Canyon region.

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Boise Idaho

Boise, ID: Kepros Mountain

This 9.1-miler follows a windswept ridge in the Danskin Mountains and ends with views of Boise, the Arrowrock Reservoir, and surrounding peaks.

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Snake River Canyon
Boise Idaho

Boise: Birds of Prey

This 11.6-miler crosses the Snake River, then heads downstream through a magnificent desert canyon known for its raptors and hidden rock art.

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Wooded Slopes
Boise Idaho

Boise, ID: Willow Creek

Payoffs are big on this remote 7.8-miler in the Smoky Mountains: No crowds, beautiful mountain views, and steamy hot springs.

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Crooked River
Boise Idaho

Idaho City, ID: Crooked River Trail

Trace the banks of the Crooked River on this 6.6-mile out-and-back in Boise National Forest that links picturesque fishing holes and a sandy strip of beach.

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Boise Idaho

Boise, ID: Watchman Trail Loop

Just minutes from downtown, this 9.4-mile loop in the Boise foothills offers a quick escape from the city on one of the newest sections of the Ridge to Rivers trail system.

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Boise Idaho

Boise, ID: Upper Hulls Gulch

This 6.3-mile, out-and-back dayhike with an upper loop section explores a quiet desert creek valley and leads to hillsides covered in wildflowers in late spring and views of the Boise skyline and Foothills and the Owyhee Mountains across the Boise River Valley.

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