Hulls Gulch Nature Trail

HARD 44 reviews
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Hulls Gulch Nature Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boise, Idaho that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.3 miles
1240 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers




no shade

2 days ago

This would have been a 4 or 5 if it wasn't for the ATV noise from trails nearby. Perhaps Sunday mornings are not the best time to go. When it was quiet, it was lovely with the sound of birds, water and wind.

Don't let the hard rating deter you if your a moderate hiker. There were a couple non life threatening challenges, but that's it. We did the loop counterclockwise which was a slower incline, steeper decline. At one point going down, it felt like we were walking on ball bearings. Going the other way would solve this problem.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Seems like a pretty casual hike, lower incline, and not too long. I'm not sure why it's rated as "hard". At the top I took 8th street extension up to Hulls Ridge and took that to the top, which doubled the vertical and length of the hike, so that could be an option for anyone feeling underwhelmed at the top.

9 days ago

This has become my favorite trail. It's more challenging if you go left at the loop up the steep hill. Going right at the loop is a more gradual climb. So beautiful and lots of friendly hikers. Great trail to bring a dog!

17 days ago

Tried to follow the loop people took for the 6.3 miles but must have been wrong. Hiked 7 miles and no loop. Very awesome hike though!

Be aware that there is poison oak growing very close to the trail near the water. It is such a beautiful hike other than that.

18 days ago

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28 days ago

Great hike. Nice riperion experience. Not that difficult.

29 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful first part of May with flowing creek, tons of wildflowers and awesome views of Boise in the distance

1 month ago

trail running
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3 months ago

Was not a hard hike. Very nice views. Really wanted something harder.

4 months ago

7 months ago

Decent trail but I was hoping for a difficult hike and got a very easy one.

7 months ago

Such a beautiful, easy hike. The view is absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely do this again.

8 months ago

Great trail and highly recommend. Steady incline and easy trail until the loop at the end of the trail. We hiked the loop counter-clockwise and the downhill portion back to the main trail was the toughest part of the hike.