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Lucky Peak Loop Trail is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

Length 13.6 mi Elevation gain 3,166 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

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Jadyn B.
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Hiking

love this trail! we didn’t do the loop.. just started at squaw and went up then back down the same way. much more enjoyable. our favorite hike around boise so far- so many beautiful sections and an incredible view.

Britany Enzenauer
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Hiking

I wouldn’t do the loop, I would go in and back out the same way but the view at the top is amazing and I love when you hit the tree line and it goes from desert to forest.

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Jessica Green
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HikingNo shade

I looked at pictures and it looked like there were some trees but I went in 3 and a half miles and there are no trees until the very end. I have a Husky so I try to hike early when it's cool and where there will be shade for her but there wasn't any shade. Lucky I went early in the year before it's really hot. The trail had a lot off traffic.

Sarah Knapik
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Hiking

Great climb up - loved seeing the wildflowers and coming up to the tree line and change of landscape. Amazing views from the top! The reason I probably wouldn’t do the loop again (and the lower rating) is the walk from the other side on Warm Springs to get back to your car. Kind of a buzzkill. If I do this hike again, I’ll just come down the same way I came up.

Michael Anderson
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HikingNo shade

Awesome hike, but one heck of a loop. A couple feet of snow made the last mile to the top pretty tough. Incredible views on the way down the north side. Saw a lot of mule deer.

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Erica Johnson
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HikingSnow

Ran into snow at 4.6 miles. It’s pretty deep on the trail the rest of the way to the top. Couldn’t do the loop but it was beautiful and saw 2 herds of cow elk! Look for the first 5 miles to be uphill as this is a good elevation change.

Mary J
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HikingIcySnow

Beautiful trail for sure! Definitely would recommend if the snow is there to turn back because it doesn’t clear up. Once you hit the top there are plenty of trees and it’s very pretty. We saw a herd of deer and a fox which was awesome!

Dustin S.
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blast, fun trail, awesome climbing nearby. the black cliffs.... and dark side..

Matt P
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Hiking

Great trail. My favorite part was getting to the top forest area after 5 miles. Expect the first 5 miles to be uphill. The way down is easy but for you to get back to the parking area requires you to walk along Warm Springs Drive and through a neighborhood. Took me 5 hours exactly and clocked 14 and 1/2 miles total. Great day hike. Bring full water thermos, extra water and snacks.

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Korte Zickefoose
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Hiking

Started at 6:30 on trail to beat the heat. Finished back at car 5.25 hours later. Took a gallon of water, cliff bar and trail mix. Hiked with a friend at a fairly quick pace with weighted backpacks, got to the summit at 8:35. The trail was marked, there are a few splits but we had service and were able to track with this app. The views were gorgeous, wonderful bird observatory camp grounds, if you’re into that kind of thing. The downhill was alright, but it was a gravel road, rather than a “trail”. The final 2 miles is just walking, along a road and green belt. We missed a turn and just continued on Warm Springs and wandered back on track through a neighborhood back to the trailhead. The uphill was great, I might turn around and skip out on the gravel road next time just to stay on trails. That’s the only reason this trail got 4/5. Great trails and a good hike. Lots of potential trail extensions from this one.

John Andelfinger
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Hiking

Pretty much all uphill the first four or five miles, then long downhill with one or two climbs scattered throughout. I did this on 9/1/19 at 1030 in the morning and it was pretty much mid to high 90’s the entire time. I had plenty of water (about 4 liters) and plenty of snacks and finished in about 6 hours. Wasn’t really going for time and stayed at the summit for a bit before heading back down. Not a whole lot of scenery on the descent and kinda boring, but the archery range was kinda neat. Also not a lot of shade along the way down. Recommend doing this one earlier in the day or when it isn’t so hot out.

Tauva Soto
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pretty little trail

Ivan B.
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Hiking

Good trail. Best time probably will be in the fall or late spring.

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Chien Hao Lin
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HikingNo shade

a great trail especially towards the peak where there is a pine wood which is refreshing from the dearth of lush plants along the trail. a slight snow at the top but does not pose as hindrance. deer can be sighted though they ran away swiftly as long they detect your presence.

Kip K.
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HikingSnow

Completed the loop clockwise. Western face and wooded portion were snow-covered. Woods were sinking, knee-deep...tough progression. Peaks were both snow covered. Remainder of the loop consisted of dry, damp, and mildly muddy portions. Under ideal Spring/Summer conditions, I'd rate this as moderate. With the present conditions, I'd consider this loop hard. Views from the top were worth the effort. Only saw one person in the first 7 miles. Would recommend.

Rushi Rathod
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Start early and do the loop so you get to see the bird observatory and the views from the back of the mountains are amazing.. you may have to closely follow the map as there are some three ways trail intersections along the way

Bethany Baird
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Hiking

We started at 5am. I wouldn’t start any later in the summer because it’s exposed. It was a nice wide trail. Well marked. Wish the loop continued in the foothills and didn’t hit the street at the end but regardless it was a well marked, well maintained, and well traveled trail. Boise State has a bird research area at the top and we enjoyed learning about their program and releasing birds after they were banded. It was a great hike. Bring lots of water. Start early.

chensoki U.
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excellent trail. little traffic. about 1km elevation gain.

hannah roche
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Hiking

Good trail. Would definitely advise going very early because almost all of it is not covered. Also, very challenging. Lots of incline. Gorgeous views.

chensoki U.
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Hiking

attempting this hike next week. where is a good place to park the car? I'm new to Boise :)

Sabrina Vaillancourt
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hike up is a steady incline, challenging with great views

Joan Burke
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what a beautiful day to hike Lucky Peak. Sunny as we started, climbed thru the clouds, ended on top cloud covered and 20 degrees cooler. truly enjoyed the trail.

Brooke Christensen
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Hiking

The trailhead is at the end of Council Springs Road. About three minutes from the coordinates given here! The road ends with a gate at the end.

Isaac Moore
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Hiking

We followed the directions to the trail head but there was no parking there. You basically had live in the neighborhood in order to hike the trail.

Megan Olson
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Hiking

Strenuous, but worth it! Very neat to observe the changes in the ecosystem as you gain elevation. It was cloudy up top and we couldn't see more than 20ft, but I imagine the views are spectacular on a clear day. The descent offers pretty great views of the reservoir.

Leikin Kelley
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mormon cricketville

Patrick Boel
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Hiking

Always wanted to go from Warm Springs road to the timber in the mountains. Very rewarding hike.

David Hodson
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Great trail nice overlook of Boise definitely hard nice incline

Scott Conover
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Hiking

Really close to Boise and very beautiful. I saw a cool photo on 500px that made it look awesome so I went and checked it out during sunset. Very cool spot. I'd love to do the rest of the trail. We only traveled about a mile or two because it got too dark to continue.

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