Homestead (Squaw Creek) Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Homestead (Squaw Creek) Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
921 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

Good climb, classic southern Idaho beauty and sagebrush, with some good views. Not very crowded but a pretty even mix of hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers.

1 month ago

Very nice work out. No shade and lots and lots of bugs. Stink bugs and those big crickets. It was eerie in some areas where the trail narrowed and you had to duck to avoid the over grown branches that blocked your path. You were surrounded by the sounds of all these bugs all around you. And you had to dodge the bugs that jumped out at you. This is why the low score. Not a fan of bugs but this was a bit much. Less dogie droppings. then some ;)

hiking
2 months ago

Good cardio, but lots of cicadas jumping around (and at you!). Might just be the time of year. Will probably go back in the Fall!

hiking
4 months ago

Great uphill climb. No shade or trees so best to hike morning or on days where it isn’t as hot. There were some beautiful yellow flowers blooming. At the end of the homestead trail, you have the ability to continue uphill or downhill on the lucky peak trail.

hiking
10 months ago

It would be great when the flowers are still in bloom. Nonetheless, great cardio workout

mountain biking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Awesome and challenging trail. I have also ran this trail which is stellar for training for Robbie creek.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

How I got there: Headed east on Warm Springs and turned right (north) onto Council Springs. It's at the end of the road. Loved this hike! Very green right now with lots of trickling streams and signs of mule deer in the area. Remembered this time to bring a grocery bag--used it to clean up the fire pit garbage at the Old Homestead a little ways off the trail. Highly recommended. Note: If you are a geocacher, there are a handful of fun, easy ones along the trail!

hiking
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Very scenic hike of Boise was a little confusing finding the spot also a little bit of a climb. But all in all I'd say a good fun hike went with friends and dogs and everybody had a great time!

hiking
Monday, September 01, 2014

Good climb, classic southern Idaho beauty (sagebrush), with some good views. Not very crowded but a pretty even mix of hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. Took about 2.5 hours hiking with my six year old daughter, she enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

recorded Not bad

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