Fivemile Creek Loop Trail

HARD 14 reviews
#9 of 30 trails in

Fivemile Creek Loop Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2545 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

mountain biking
2 hours ago

Awesome ride,

Super beautiful right now, a good 4 mile stretch of straight incline to get you huffin and puffin. On the loop back down, the 8th st motorcycle trail is pretty rutted out and steep, so a little sketchy to hike down, AND this “route” is somehow not accurate. We “missed” a turn off femrite patrol to watchmans because it doesn’t actually exist. Ended up just taking watchmans the other direction when it actually converged with femrite, then going left on three bears trail back to Shaw mtn road and walking a short distance back up the road to the original trail head

1 month ago

It's so green right now! Nice hike. There are 2 small steam crossings at the beginning (water your dogs!), but nothing higher up.

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyable hike. We didn’t do the loop, we did up and back because of so many motorcycles on the top of the loop. Up and straight back down ended up being about 8 miles. Good for kids if they hike often.

birding
11 months ago

Honestly, I liked a lot about this trail but it did have a rough half. The scenery in the first half is beautiful and the climb is pretty fun. Shortly after the top you'll end up on a dirt bike trail which is probably the worst decent I've been on. Tons of holes, flat rock covered in gravel, 30-40 degree slope and it goes on for miles. If I did it again I would treat it like and out and back and turn around before that section. The length is challenging but nothing on this trail really struck me as hard. There are tons of Mormon crickets during the summer which can be annoying. There are some great birds near the beginning and along the forest portions of the trail but don't expect much near the dirt bike section. Watch out for black widows!

11 months ago

Great hike! Parallels a small creek for a few miles and then goes up into the foothills quite a ways. Not much traffic out there, some incredibly scenic views of downtown Boise!

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

recorded 5 mile

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Monday, April 04, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 04, 2013