Bogus Basin Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,581 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

If you only have time for one hike at Bogus Basin, try this great combination of trails that travel around the mountain and to the top of Shafer Butte. There are great views all the way around, and less mountain bikers will be using this route. Trails in order are: Deer Point, Elk Meadows, Pack Trail, Tempest, Lodge Trail, Pioneer, Bogus Creek.

3 months ago

Nice trail but was not as shaded as I hoped. Most of the way down was wide ski runs which felt more like road. Enjoyed it to become familiar with Bogus but not my favorite hike. Bring lots of water if hiking during the day.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful views, lots of wildflowers! I started at dawn and managed to beat the heat and the crowd. I’d recommend going clockwise around the trail so that you end in the shade. all in all, a really great hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Great views on this hike with pretty easy incline/decline. (Much less than hiking Table Rock). Lots of trail options so the advice on grabbing a trail map was perfect! The first bit had quite a few Mt Bikers but everyone was respectful and shared the trails well! It took us about 3 hours to complete, we are normally fairly slow hikers :)

5 months ago

Great option for something close to Boise with beautiful views.

hiking
6 months ago

These trails are a great way to familiarize yourself with Bogus Basin, whether you're planning on returning for more hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, or skiing. The views are awesome, there are wildflowers along the entire route, the ascents and descents aren't too steep, and the air is fresh. I will be hiking this trail several times once Bogus opens for summer activity.

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