Burnt Car Draw Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Burnt Car Draw Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, horses, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

road biking

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
14 days ago

Burnt Car trail is poorly marked and we struggled finding the trailhead. We had to hike to the back of the subdivision, walk through a construction area, and follow the map on our phones. It seems to be an abandoned dirt road that takes you through a gate about a mile in stating "Private Property". There are other trails close by that we saw, and we might try those in the future.

1 month ago

there are several trails in the area all with the same entrance. not actually sure I went to Burnt Car, but did have a great hike. would recommend!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike with good terrain.

walking
8 months ago

Great place to get away and walk the dog that is close to the city.

birding
11 months ago

A few key things to keep in mind before attempting this trail. First, it's in the Avimor subdivision and you want to take the first left after the community center. The trail entrance will be on you right and there is a parking lot relatively close or you can park by the community center pretty easily. AT&T doesn't seem to get service in that area and apple gps will put you at the community center instead of the trail. The second big thing is there are a ton of bugs on this trail; you'll see horrendous swarms (worse than Ponderosa State Park) of mosquitoes at the beginning, so many crickets the grass moves and the biggest grasshoppers I've ever seen further in. Wear bug spray in the later/earlier hours for that beginning but rest assured most of the path just has a bunch of stink bugs and grasshoppers. The trail itself (after the initial portion) is very pretty. Lots of wonderful scenery and wildlife. You'll hear owls and see lizards and deer. It's mostly by running water which is relatively forested over but is similar to a canyon hike. There are many birds but they are more timid than most parks so bring a big lens if you want any great shots. Personally felt like my 300mm was about 200mm to short for anything decent.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
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