Shaw Mountain (Lucky Peak)

MODERATE 3 reviews

Shaw Mountain (Lucky Peak) is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.4 miles
2,545 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


Shaw Mountain (Lucky Peak) is one of the 4 'Grand Slam Peaks', the others being Kepros, Heinen, and Cervidae. Shaw is around 5,908 feet high.

7 days ago

We're beginners and only did 2 hours but it was enjoyable with nice views. Quiet and peaceful, only a couple cars drove by us. Saw 3 deer trek up the hill next to us which was cool. Simple trail was easy to follow and walk up for us and my dog. Couple of steep parts but nothing crazy. Hope to make it to the top someday!

2 months ago

A couple of friends and I hiked this trail in late June and it was a nice workout. Some portions were steep enough to really make you work and others, not. You’ll have a wide range of views from a river in the distance, to mountains, to evergreen trees at the peak. We had a close encounter with an elk in a beautiful meadow area; in the distance you could see another female elk with 2 calves. There’s a trailhead with parking available. It’s not a hard trail and just what the doctor ordered to “get away from it all”.

off road driving
Sunday, September 03, 2017