Such an awesome, beautiful hike. Lots of informative landmarks. Tons of wildlife. As a novice hiker I found this trail to be one of the easier in the Valley, but there are some steep dropoffs. Not recommended for kids or pets. Mormon crickets have taken over the foothills

Great challenge. Pretty moderate but the sun adds to its difficulty. I'd say that the loop potion is where it gets its "hard" rating as well as its overall length.

Also I didn't see any lake or waterfall as mentioned in the description. But I did not do the lower Trail.

A solid hike with a lot of potential for length. My first impression was something along the line of every boring desert trail in Idaho but if you take the hardman section it gets mildly interesting. The views in that little valley are worth the hike and it contains some decent inclines. I'd do it again for sure. There are some bird varieties in the little valley including what I believe was a western tanager. Unusual to see them on desert trails but they seem to be here.

So far, the upper hulls gulch with the extra two mile loop equaling the 6.3 is by far my favorite trail yet. I would not bring children on this trail. There is poison ivy/oak, some very narrow trail areas with quick drop offs. I also would not bring a dog on this trail because of the poison ivy/oak.
Bring a camera. This trail is beautiful in both may and June. If you want to be up there on your own, Go in the early afternoon on a week day. Do NOT go on a weekend if lots of people bug you. This trail is for pedestrians only. But on the weekends you will hear atv's and such on the other trail for the first mile or so. Enjoy, it is truly worth it. We loved it and got a ton of great photos. Bring a picnic. On the extra loop you will find 1 perfect area for a picnic.

This would have been a 4 or 5 if it wasn't for the ATV noise from trails nearby. Perhaps Sunday mornings are not the best time to go. When it was quiet, it was lovely with the sound of birds, water and wind.

Don't let the hard rating deter you if your a moderate hiker. There were a couple non life threatening challenges, but that's it. We did the loop counterclockwise which was a slower incline, steeper decline. At one point going down, it felt like we were walking on ball bearings. Going the other way would solve this problem.

Seems like a pretty casual hike, lower incline, and not too long. I'm not sure why it's rated as "hard". At the top I took 8th street extension up to Hulls Ridge and took that to the top, which doubled the vertical and length of the hike, so that could be an option for anyone feeling underwhelmed at the top.

This has become my favorite trail. It's more challenging if you go left at the loop up the steep hill. Going right at the loop is a more gradual climb. So beautiful and lots of friendly hikers. Great trail to bring a dog!

Tried to follow the loop people took for the 6.3 miles but must have been wrong. Hiked 7 miles and no loop. Very awesome hike though!

Be aware that there is poison oak growing very close to the trail near the water. It is such a beautiful hike other than that.

Great hike. Nice riperion experience. Not that difficult.

Beautiful first part of May with flowing creek, tons of wildflowers and awesome views of Boise in the distance