Looking for a great trail in Boise National Forest, Idaho? AllTrails has 70 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 42 moderate trails in Boise National Forest ranging from 1.6 to 50 miles and from 2,870 to 8,474 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
bugs
1 day ago

Too many people, spiders, and flies that you can't really enjoy your time in the springs.

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

Easy wide trail, with views 75% of the time. Getting to the mine is all uphill but fairly easy. The mine makes the hike all worth it!

hiking
2 days ago

Wonderful loop hike in the foothills of Boise outside of Bogus. I hiked the second week of October about 2pm on a Friday and there was not a person in sight until I came back to the small parking pull out and ran into two groups taking off for their hike late afternoon. Some parts of the trail are a bit washed out, I’d recommend good hiking shoes. During early fall there are a few points that overview beautiful changing colors in the trees, definitely enjoyed the views.

Great break from traveling west. Perfect weather low 50’s- bikes, babies, dogs, runners all encountered. Nice trails!

hiking
5 days ago

This trail is amazing. I squeezed in an afternoon trek with my pup as fall starts to kick things off. So many trees and plants were right in the middle of transition. Very cool. Overall, neatly kept and a unique oasis of shaded single track super close to Boise. The other reviews are correct, the last 1.8 miles of elevation gain can be a breather, but it’s not super steep. Take your time, enjoy the scenery and with a slower pace it’s fairly easy. Note: On my map recording, I got distracted and just blindly followed a trail, recognized I was off course, and adjusted my path through some simple slope clearings. Dog stuff: My 2 year old pup had a blast. Crossing creeks, and moderate rock hopping every now and then she handled it all like a champ. However, I’m glad we didn’t bring our older/senior pup, the cardio might be a bit much with that last elevation gain.

hiking
6 days ago

Went for a last minute Sunday hike and the weather was perfect. This was my first time hiking to Stack Rock. Took about 4 1/2 hours. I parked at the “new” paved parking trailhead, watch for the signs. Or, if you want to cut the hike by about 40 minutes, park where the sign said “Trail Crossing.” Great hike and pretty busy on Sunday but very enjoyable. Went for 11 plus miles and my phone died on the way back to the car. Bring plenty of water. Also, something I didn’t know is if you are leaving from the new paved parking area, it’s a good 5 hour hike. On this higher trailhead you will pass the lower access trailhead which continues to the Stack Rock trailhead which actually loops around. It does take a little longer to loop around but it’s very pretty. Would be tough to do the full trail with younger children.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike! Took me a bit over 4 hours there and back. Parked at the new parking which is nice an paved with restrooms.

on Mores Mountain Loop

hiking
snow
7 days ago

My all-time favorite family friendly hike with cuts to shorten if needed. Stunning views and easy well maintained trail. Early October, this time we had some patches of light snow. Road up had some pretty muddy patches.

hiking
7 days ago

I loved this trail, although with the new trailhead we hiked much longer than intended. I clocked 11.6 miles. My four year old hiked 10.5 of those miles. There were so many beautiful views interspersed with traipses through the beautiful pine trees. Wonderful time of year and reminded me a bit of the Pacific Northwest in the woods with all the moss growing in trees and the ground.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome, shaded, alpine trail. Not to bad climbing wise. Perfect temp in October with the sun up

Awesome trail! Second time on it and my 14 yr old daughter did it with me this time for some conditioning for hunting season. Trail is actually 14.56 miles not 13.8. Took us 5.5 hours. Cold today but we were layered up and felt great. Beautiful scenery, fall colors, and don’t miss the view from the top!

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome trail with great views, dipping in and out of dense trees and sandy rock formations. Be careful of mountain bikers whipping around corners and coming downhill. Many don’t announce themselves.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful fall foliage and staying with a little river the whole time. Moderate due to a couple areas have narrow trails with steep drop offs that would be easy to slide down. Not much wildlife but did see squirrels, chipmunks, a couple birds, fish, and even some cool caterpillars. Temperature was great . Many cool rock formations, trees (many have been burned or fallen/cut), and great mix of lighting coming into the mountains.

First time doing this loop and it is definitely one of the best longer loops in the immediate Boise area. took me 5.5 hours and was lucky enough to be up in the evergreens for the first snow of the season! This is a great fall hike as both dry creek and shingle creek have some hardwood trees that change color.

Not really a hard hike, but not easy. Fall colors are starting to come out. Thank God no snakes.

off road driving
14 days ago

good test trails nothing extremely hard. don't really need 4wheel drive...

hiking
snow
14 days ago

Great hike. There was a bit of snow on the trail that increased as we got higher. At the lake there was about 3 inches. We had the trail and the lake to ourselves. I was definitely breathing hard on the way up, but it was a nice trail and a pretty lake.

Only had about 4 hours to work with, so went up Dry Creek until about the two-hour mark (well, the 5 mile mark, actually) then turned around. Dry Creek just gets more beautiful the higher you get on it. Today (Sept 29) was wonderful weather for hiking - starting temp around 35 degrees, off-and-on clouds, and max temp around 50.

Awesome hike except for the rattlesnake that I almost stepped on and the bee that stung me...

hiking
19 days ago

great fall hike, beautiful views at the top.

This is a steep climb for a mountain bike on the way up. However the trail was nice and wide and in good shape. The view from the top is worth all the effort and the ride down is a blast.

on Blue Lake Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Such a stunning trail!! This is one of my favorite places to hike. Some of the rocky areas can be loose, but if you’re paying attention, you should have no problems.

on Stack Rock Trail

hiking
21 days ago

This was a great trail, but it shouldn’t be marked as a loop. The distance listed is correct, but it’s definitely not a loop.

hiking
21 days ago

A good workout for sure. The trailhead and the first fork are the only two posts that say Five Mile Creek. However, it's pretty intuitive to "keep turning left and head down" once you reach the forest road end the end of the long begining ascent. There are a couple short stretches of shade about 2 miles in but other than that, I wodnt do it after 10 am in high summer.

hiking
21 days ago

One of the shadiest trails in the Boise-area, so a nice reprieve from endless sunshine. I love that it has wide areas so you can hike next to your group for awhile.

on Stack Rock Trail

hiking
22 days ago

Looks like the description was fixed to "out and back". We did hike "Freddy's Stack Rock" trail which is a 9.6 mi well signed loop. You can find it on the Ridge to Rivers website. It was interesting watching mountain bikers navigate off leash dogs (which is allowed). Beware, most bikers we encountered did not announce themselves by yelling "on your left". They mostly said something when they were right behind us which was a little nerve wrecking. All in all, it's a really nice hike that can get you some miles close to home.

hiking
23 days ago

No more hiking on this trail, which threw a wrench into our route. We ended up walking the road back to the lodge.

hiking
scramble
23 days ago

Great trail. Mostly easy to follow. It gets quite steep near the top but only for a short distance. Several places to set up camp. This lake is one of the most beautiful I’ve hiked to.

hiking
over grown
29 days ago

Great trail for a hot day as large parts of it are shaded. There are areas with running water for the dogs as well! Beautiful views of the trees and valley. Some areas are slightly overgrown but the route is well marked. Would recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

I did this trail Friday 13 September 2019. It was a very strenuous hike. I wanted to quit numerous times. I’m glad I didn’t. The lake was beautiful and serene. There were 2 guys camped below the lake, the only other people on the trail .they said they caught a nice trout the night before. I saw 3 elk on the ridge on the way back. I saw a black bear on the trail about a 1/4 mile from my car. I yelled and scared him away. It was a very eventful day. It was a good hike and would recommend it and I would do it again.

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