Explore the most popular Cross Country Skiing trails in Boise National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
2 months ago

Many options for your every day hiker, some easy and one around 10 miles. Grab a beer after your hike

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rocky
4 months ago

Very interesting trail, I recommend staying on just skyline loop though. Me and my friends almost got lost trying to make it more "interesting". Thank God for offline maps!

I’ve hiked the hell out of Bogus. It never disappoints. I did 17+ miles one day up there. This place, truly, is whatever you make it. Short day hike? No problem. Wanna disappear for 3 days? You can do it. Lots of seasonal streams, and a few year-round springs. Not uncommon to see deer and elk.

Fun, easy cross country ski and hiking trail. Beautiful views and lots of wild flowers.

Good way to cool off during the summer heat.

Little crowded, but still enjoyable. Pretty location to go soak.

Trail has lots of bikers on it which defeated the relaxing purpose of a hike. Gorgeous views half way into hike however.

Sat Sep 08 2018

Not a trail, its a road, 90% of it drivable with 2wd vehicle.

Fri Aug 17 2018

It was a fun hike! it's a gradual incline most of the way up. the directions will have you park in a dirt parking lot but the hike is acrossed the street. it starts out as a different trail then turns into skyline.

hiking
Thu Aug 09 2018

Just wrapped up that hike. Definitely feels like alpine but there’s quite a bit of road construction going on. Needs better signage. Rustic ski resort in every sense of the word.

mountain biking
Sun Jul 22 2018

Great trail!

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Fri Jul 13 2018

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Fri Jun 22 2018

Great trail! Went on a Saturday and we were the only ones there. The dogs loved it. Parking is across the street and the trail is well marked and easy to find.

hiking
Mon Jun 04 2018

Was going for Mores Loop but road blocked. Super short with nice spot for picnic or camping at top of loop. You can cut straight to Pioneer Lodge from this loop, so that made for a bit nicer view and hike. If you just need to get out of your vehicle and move for 20-30 minutes this is a good lil hike

Great in the winter for cross country skiing. Great in the summer for getting out of Boise's heat.

snowshoeing
Thu May 10 2018

My first time snowshoeing was on this trail and it was great. I would recommend for others looking to try snowshoeing.

snowshoeing
Wed May 09 2018

I snowshoed in to the hot springs in February. There was a lot of snow, but the trail was packed down hard enough that just boots were enough to walk sturdily. Its an easy, scenic trail with a few pools for soaking that are always less crowded than the nearby Kirkham Hot Springs, which is right off of Highway 21. Definitely worth checking out, especially in the winter.

snowshoeing
Sun Mar 25 2018

Gorgeous. Went up to theNordic Lodge and snowshoed Streamside Trail. I think we got lost because that was a steep decline and a killer uphill return!

Sun Mar 25 2018

Snowshoed this yesterday. Loved it.

Thu Mar 15 2018

Was unable to access the trail in mid March. Not a year round trail for on foot. You can rent snow shoes or do cross country skiing but the trail is unmaintained for winter climates.

hiking
Mon Aug 28 2017

awesome hike!

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Fri Aug 25 2017

A nice trail. Start at the stack rock trailhead and then follow the eastside trail after you make it through the entrance exam. The last 2-3 miles is on the main road...if this was all trail I'd have rated it quite a bit higher.

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Tue Jul 11 2017

It was a fun hike, but definitely a long one! Can't wait to do the 11mi loop again!

Sat Jun 10 2017

Considering this area burned last fall it was a lovely loop. One good view of the Sawtooths, lots of sprouting green out of the ash and a few surviving stands of Aspen and Ponderosa. It will be amazing again one day.

Went today and was nervous after reading the Memorial Day snow post! But wow it is almost completely clear

Hiked Around the Mountain on Memorial Day 2017. First 1/2 dry and lovely. 2nd 1/2 was 90% still covered in 3-4 or more inches of snow. Made for a great workout. It was beautiful but we are tired now!

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Sun May 21 2017

It looks like this area burned last year but you could already see new growth coming up. Lots of beautiful wildflowers. Unfortunately a few of the guideposts are burned down and we ended up adding 10 miles to our work. Fortunately this provided beautiful views of the distant Sawtooths

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