Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

First of all, their is no trailhead marker. It might have burned down in 2016. After one mile on FR 384, look for the pullout with a sign saying clean your boots. The trail starts just to the right of that.

We hiked 4.1 miles in and really enjoyed the hike. A lot of effort has gone into clearing fallen logs and clearing the trail. We went past the 3.7mi turn around point because the effects of the forest fire had decreased, the pines were green again, and the narrowing canyon was beautiful. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring hiking poles, especially as you climb and will be on loose terrain after 3.7 miles.

A little hard to follow the trail as it is not really clear when you get into the thick of it but it is worth the hike :) beautiful and felt amazing.

hiking
5 days ago

Trail is currently open, as of Oct. 9, 2018. Boise Forestry Service representative warns that two bridges sustained fire damage and to proceed with caution. An outdoor club member hiked this trail a couple of weeks ago and it's doable. This trail is a favorite of many hikers.

hiking
7 days ago

I didn’t get to go all the way to the top because of how late I got to the trail. It was very challenging but very pretty! Would recommend to hike this in cooler months.

Great trails with a few wooden bridges and step over barriers to keep the motorized vehicles off the trail. Beautiful scenery and a lot of the trail is under trees. Sharing the trail with bicycles and hikers but most were courteous.

Hiked this on 9/20/18. This was about a 7 mile round trip hike to the hot springs from the Fir Creek Campground. Walking through the meadow along the river was gorgeous this time of year. A couple of muddy areas but easy to navigate around. There was one stretch that was really steep with loose rock and sand and made me a little nervous with our 3 month old so I wouldn’t recommend with a baby or any kids. Apparently there is another way but requires crossing the river. Did not run into any other people. Lots of hot spring pools at the end to choose from!

hiking
30 days ago

gradual uphill climb until the last push to the lake, that one is tough. well worth the trip. quick downhill hone.

hiking
30 days ago

Wonderful Hike! Start early if you're doing a day hike and give yourself plenty of time so you're not rushing to try to beat the darkness...Beautiful Scenery!

The trail was beautiful but hard to find. Like another reviewer, I ended up on tempest and then Face and crossed back Elk Meadows. It worked out but I nearly took a wrong turn that would have made for a long day. It was worth seeing and doing but I know I won't go back again.

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

This hike seriously sucks. Trail is not obvious most of the time. Do not wear shorts, the branches will scratch up your legs. Hike will take way long than you think.

I wouldn’t rate this trail “hard”, at least for hiking. Beautiful overlooks, but it’s a service road, so wide and zero technicality.

1 month ago

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
2 months ago

Hiked last Sunday. Beautiful wildflowers and trees! Some dead trees from a recent fire. The hike is steep in parts, narrow, too. The lake is gorgeous! We spent about an hour at the lake, taking photos, lunching, and enjoying this beautiful creation. There's some loose gravel in the last quarter mile or so, be careful heading up and down. Totally worth the 2 1/2 hour drive!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! It can only be accessed through a forest service road, but aside from some washboards it was well maintained and I didn’t need 4 wheel drive to get there. And we did have to back track to a different forest service road because the one on google maps was closed. Turn at Edna creek and take the 384 to 348. The trail is beautiful and the lake was a great place to spend the day.

hiking
2 months ago

My 1st real hike, never seen High mountain lake before. Trailhead is hard to reach via forrest service road. Trail itself was definitely steep but quite scenic. Last half mile its all deadwood from forest fire last year. Lake was perfect temp for swim and full of fish. Downhill hike was a breeze tho!

It was such a beautiful hike and the wildflowers are still in full bloom! The dip in Jennie Lake is the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back!

Very nice work out. No shade and lots and lots of bugs. Stink bugs and those big crickets. It was eerie in some areas where the trail narrowed and you had to duck to avoid the over grown branches that blocked your path. You were surrounded by the sounds of all these bugs all around you. And you had to dodge the bugs that jumped out at you. This is why the low score. Not a fan of bugs but this was a bit much. Less dogie droppings. then some ;)

on Jennie Lake Trail

2 months ago

The first mile of this hike is a little tough but it is so well worth it, the fields of flowers and the Crystal Clear Lake are spectacular.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is closed until December 2018

Great trail for the views. 9.5 miles and 2k elevation change. Only 4 hikers that I saw and 3 ATVs. Take plenty of water. This is a Forest Service road up to the summit

This was nicer than I expected. While it is an actual dirt road rather than a single trail, the vistas were spectacular. I headed off at 9am on a hot Sunday and only started coming across others on my way down. The whole thing took three hours and that included a side excursion at the top. . Think it would be too hot to head out after noon on days with high temps. It is a steep uphill but enough breaks to make it okay. An excellent break on the drive from Boise up to Stanley or beyond. Note: there were a few ATVs and dirt bikes but all were v polite road users and overall there wasn’t a constant flow. I felt I had the world to myself for most of the time.

Hiked this yesterday (7/21/18). Tough at first. Good incline to get one ready for a large mountain hike. Took about 3 hours to summit. Lots of shade and trees. Beautiful views along the way and absolutely gorgeous views at the summit! I will hike this one again!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a good hike with the sound of the stream running adjacent to the trail much of the way and pretty wildflowers. It was very warm on our hike and it made the it that much more difficult. The way up is a constant uphill grade and gave me a good workout. There were fish jumping in the beautiful lake and I was able to catch one! Quite a drive to get there but worth it IMO.

Quick hike, not a lot of traffic, great views of the Boise forest and distant mountains!

Amazing hike, really enjoyable.

Very pleasant hike. Several spots had amazing views. Good variety in the available views.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

fairly easy grade. lots of flowers. don't use Google maps to route you to the trail head or you end up at a closed road. lake area is burned out.

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