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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.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 1,581 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Nature trips

Bird watching

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Forest

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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.

There are facilities at both Simplot Lodge and Pioneer Lodge. Camping is offered nearby at Shafer Butte Campground, which can be accessed from Mores Mountain Road off the dirt part of Bogus Basin Road beyond Frontier Point Lodge. There is also a hiking trail from Lodge Trail to the campsite.

Check Bogus Basin's website for more information.

The top of Shafer Butte and most of Tempest do not offer much shade.

Drive up Bogus Basin Road to Simplot Lodge. Park in the main parking lot and grab a summer trail map from outside the ticket office. Deer Point Trail starts just underneath the lowest point of Deer Point chairlift.

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Krystal Anne
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HikingOff trail

Took morning star down instead. The trail was at times, confusing. Still beautiful and worth it!!

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Sean Kauffman
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Hiking

Amazing hike! Definitely recommend. Lots of shade and views.

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David Wells
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Hiking

Very cool. At first it was straight up a mountain (we started going clockwise) but then we cut off to the right to make the trail a little shorter since I was carrying Camryn in the backpack and didn’t want to do the full 7 miles. Once we cut over the trail was absolutely gorgeous singletrack. Really nice place to hike. So many more trails to explore.

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Luis Ponce
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Mountain bikingSnow

Cool single track trail. Straight up climb but well worth it once at top. Amazing views and fun single track downhill

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chad moffat
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Mountain bikingIcyMuddyOver grown

Stick to the lower trails on bikes because snow on roads and brush makes it difficult at this time of year. Once we headed down from the butte we were fine and the trail was very good. Awesome views.

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Kris Kojian
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Scenic. Wide ski trails are easy, but hiked in shin deep snow about 1.5 miles in before turning back.

Caitlin Reicks
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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.

Ray Balstad
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Hiking

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!

Kara Louie
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Hiking

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 :)

Rebecca M
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Great option for something close to Boise with beautiful views.

Greg Hart
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Hiking

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.

Tyler Eveland
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Doug Shill
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Aileen F.
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Robert Novak
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Jen Sampaio
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Ian Kauffman
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William Valentin
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Brenda Bursell
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Danielle Moehler
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Victoria Tomey
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K B
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Liz Skoglund
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david tanner
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Dean Powers
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BobbiJo Kanter
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Krista Wise
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Jon McGookin
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