Great trail! I was surprised how narrow and steep the cliff side trail was. It’s beautiful and has some unbeatable views, but heads up, you are literally on the cliff side, with short portions covered by large boulders or eroded away so be prepared to climb over/hold on the vegetation to make sure you don’t slip down the edge. While the second half of this loop would be great for dogs, I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable bringing a dog along the first half.

I gave it 4 stars because if the historical guide signs, but overall I would not rate this as a very difficult trail.

Start early and do the loop so you get to see the bird observatory and the views from the back of the mountains are amazing.. you may have to closely follow the map as there are some three ways trail intersections along the way

hiking
4 months ago

We started at 5am. I wouldn’t start any later in the summer because it’s exposed. It was a nice wide trail. Well marked. Wish the loop continued in the foothills and didn’t hit the street at the end but regardless it was a well marked, well maintained, and well traveled trail. Boise State has a bird research area at the top and we enjoyed learning about their program and releasing birds after they were banded. It was a great hike. Bring lots of water. Start early.

on Lucky Peak Loop Trail

5 months ago

excellent trail. little traffic. about 1km elevation gain.

hiking
6 months ago

Good trail. Would definitely advise going very early because almost all of it is not covered. Also, very challenging. Lots of incline. Gorgeous views.

on Lucky Peak Loop Trail

hiking
6 months ago

attempting this hike next week. where is a good place to park the car? I'm new to Boise :)

hike up is a steady incline, challenging with great views

what a beautiful day to hike Lucky Peak. Sunny as we started, climbed thru the clouds, ended on top cloud covered and 20 degrees cooler. truly enjoyed the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty view of the Boise River canyon coming out of Lucky Peak Dam. Great place to watch the sunset too.

The trailhead is at the end of Council Springs Road. About three minutes from the coordinates given here! The road ends with a gate at the end.

hiking
11 months ago

We followed the directions to the trail head but there was no parking there. You basically had live in the neighborhood in order to hike the trail.

hiking
Friday, October 06, 2017

Strenuous, but worth it! Very neat to observe the changes in the ecosystem as you gain elevation. It was cloudy up top and we couldn't see more than 20ft, but I imagine the views are spectacular on a clear day. The descent offers pretty great views of the reservoir.

on Oregon Trail

Thursday, September 28, 2017

I like this one. It's a short, pretty hike with a few inclines. lots of families and dogs around. fun walk without leaving town.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Interesting area for those Interested in the Oregon Trail, like myself. Easy trail, nothing challenging, except dodging the piles of dog crap in and along the trail. I think it must be a popular place to take your dog. Gross.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

mormon cricketville

birding
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

There's nothing really bad about this trail beyond its brevity. Honestly, it should be reclassified as child easy since there are virtually no inclines/declines and the terrain in gentle. The bird population is somewhat interesting and near the cliff you can see a decent amount of activity. There are allegedly hawks but I didn't see any my day here. Another big plus to this trail is there were no Mormon crickets which is almost unheard of on desert trails in the valley. Overall it was fun for me and a good trail for someone not seeking any real challenge.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Always wanted to go from Warm Springs road to the timber in the mountains. Very rewarding hike.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trail nice overlook of Boise definitely hard nice incline

trail running
Sunday, June 25, 2017

descent views and open trails, could make a longer loop with side trails.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Good 2 hour hike with some good to okay views. Terance was good and always changing for a good sweat.

hiking
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Really close to Boise and very beautiful. I saw a cool photo on 500px that made it look awesome so I went and checked it out during sunset. Very cool spot. I'd love to do the rest of the trail. We only traveled about a mile or two because it got too dark to continue.

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trail running
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