Homestead (Squaw Creek) Trail

MODERATE 21 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
938 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.

hiking
15 days ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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!

6 months ago

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

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!

mountain biking
Friday, March 20, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013