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Mores Mountain Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 518 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Some users have reported the road to the trailhead is closed during the winter, opening in early June.

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Reviews (114)
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Recordings (73)
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Amanda McDonald
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HikingFee

Great hike with amazing views! We were in a truck so we didn’t have any issues and we saw a Prius or two that made it up there, but the miles of logging trails had me a bit worried initially. My 9yr old didn’t have a problem and the views of Horseshoe Bend, foothills, and discovery of unknown flowers kept him engaged. We had cell service (ATT) and I wish we had brought lunch to enjoy the campground area and extend our stay.

Shawn C.
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BugsFee

The initial directions to the trailhead lead you up to Pioneer lodge, where you cannot access the trailhead. You have to backtrack to Frontier Point Lodge and continue north for a few miles on a dirt road to the trailhead. The dirt road is pretty beat up due to the logging currently being done but is easily drivable. Once at the trailhead the hike is great, with beautiful views and plenty of shaded spots to rest and cool off.

Eric Litster
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HikingFee
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Susie Egbert
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Hiking

We went July 4th weekend after camping in the area. The wildflowers are in full bloom-we counted about 10 different types. Good amount of shade until you get close to the top, but the lack of vegetation facilitates amazing views. Relatively easy hike for a great payout!

Mike Needham
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HikingGreat!

Pretty easy hike. Trail is clear and some wildflowers have bloomed. Probably a week or two away from the lupine meadow flowering.

Heather Arnett
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Hiking

Love this trail! nice breeze was a plus. Hiked with my husband, 2 teenage sons and my 75-year old mother. She enjoyed it and found it "just challenging enough". Quite a few shady areas along the trail.

Sandy Bokenkamp
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HikingMuddy

I followed the gps to get to the trailhead from my house. It brought me to the Pioneer condos at the top of Bogus Basin road and I couldn’t figure out how I was to get to the road (I could see it, it just appeared out of no where under the chairlift) to keep driving. I had to walk the 2 miles to get to the trail head. I wasn’t prepared for the extra 4 miles so I didn’t get to do the actual loop. We still enjoyed the hike, a little slushy in some spots. I want to try to figure out how to drive closer to do the loop or just bring more supplies and do the extra 4 miles.

Rochelle Neher
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Lindsey Sparrow
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HikingSnow

Great trail but still a bit of snow. Several trees down on the trail and had to scramble over or walk around. Trust the maps and keep going on the bumpy road! Give it a couple weeks and the snow should be melted and it will be perfect!

Chris Richardson
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Hiking

Nice day hike with the kids. Went a couple times in summer and hiked counter clockwise. You get picturesque views of Bogus Basin ski slopes on the way up and views of the Sawtooth Mountains and Owyhee Mountains on the summit.

Kathryn Rivers
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Hiking

Fantastic hike. Great views all the way around the mountain. Can extend the trail or shorten it if you desire.

Elizabeth C.
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HikingSnow

My all-time favorite family friendly hike with cuts to shorten if needed. Stunning views and easy well maintained trail. Early October, this time we had some patches of light snow. Road up had some pretty muddy patches.

Keaton Smith
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Hiking

Incredible views, simple and easy hike. Lots of wild plant life and some critters and birds. Excellent for families, kids, and dogs. NOTE: The description says “Bogus Basin State Park”, but this doesn’t even exist. This is all under Boise National Forest. Your Idaho State Parks pass is not valid for trailhead or day use fees. $5.00 without the Federal Annual Parks pass. Edit UPDATE: All Trails was great in updating all of the Bogus Basin area trailheads to show “Boise National Forest” versus the “Bogus Basin State Park”. Super fast response!

Jennifer Stout
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Hiking

Beautiful short hike.

Rebecca Rutledge Fernandez
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Hiking

Lovely short hike, great views, lots of cover when you need a break from the sun. Next time we'll add the extension.

Brad Harwell
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Jenn Arnold
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HikingBugs

3rd time in 3 weeks. Beautiful views and temps when you start early. Very little traffic. Such a great beginner hike to work on building endurance with average elevations.

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Mike Dougherty
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Hiking

Easy but pretty

Sam Milewsky
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Hiking

Amazing views. This hike is a must do for the southern Boise National Forest. The gravel road out to the trailhead can be rough in spots once you pass Bogus Basin.

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Sam Milewsky
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Hiking

Mores Ridge trail. Easy 3+ mile put and back with beautiful vistas overlooking the Boise National Forest. Can easily be tacked on to the Mores Mountain Loop trail for those looking to extend mileage.

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Brian Harpe
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Hiking

Turn onto Shaffer Butte to get to trail head. $5 parking for day use. A lot cooler up there than in the valley. Kids and dogs completed the hike.

Eric Elliott
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Hiking

Great views!

Jenn Arnold
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HikingBugs

Road to trailhead open as of July 6. Definitely recommend this short trail with slight elevation gains for beginning hikers or a more advanced someone looking for a recovery or fun hike. Beautiful trail. Beautiful views. Next time we will explore further. Bathrooms at trailhead start and benches along the hike.

Greg Hart
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownSnow

The road to the campground and trailhead is still closed as of June 9th, which adds 1.1 miles to the beginning and end of the hike. There is still a good amount of snow and ice on the north face of the mountain, which can be bypassed by hiking off trail towards the summit and then finding a deer path that traverses west-to-east back to the trail. There is no wildflower growth yet, and there are several fallen trees blocking the path. I'd advise waiting another few weeks until a trail crew has had the opportunity to rake the trail and remove the trees.

Alexei Gorobets
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Echo Blake
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I went at the end of August and the views were beautiful. Oranges, reds and yellows. You can see for miles. Nice hike going through the forest. There is also a bench at one point (maybe there were more? I cant remember) where you can rest if needed and take in the views.

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