Spring Valley Creek Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Garden City, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.3 miElevation gain587 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningViewsWildflowersWildlife
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SEASONAL CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. This is a nice easy-going route with plenty of shade. Wild turkeys and native fauna and flora are common sightings.

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Karen Petty
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HikingNo shade

Nice beautiful trail! Plenty of ups and downs, rocks and the steam to cool your feet! Didn’t do the whole trail due to the amount of mountain bikers! This trail is definitely geared towards them. Not a whole lot of places to pull aside for them either. Overall, classic Boise foothills.

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Jodi Sigmont
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Hiking

I really liked it. Finally some rancher in the Boise foothills sharing some of his property. I did not enjoy the mountain biker who was going to fast and almost ran over my fog.

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Sammie Kretsch
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Hiking

Nice, narrow, sandy trail that runs along the creek. Beautiful views of hills, the creek, and rock formations throughout the hike! We continued walking past the end of the out and back trail we saw tons of sheep!

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Greg Earl
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Mountain biking

Weekday ride for a decent climb, fun downhill with some creek crossings, boulders, and speed.

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Greg Hart
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HikingGreat!No shade

Great trail! I created a longer loop by hiking out on Spring Valley Creek and returning on Burnt Car Draw and Harlow Hollows. The creek is nice and high right now, and the scenery is starting to turn green.

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Brian Grogan
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Hiking

A little muddy, love the roaring stream!

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Matt P
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HikingClosedGreat!MuddyNo shade

Went on the trail in early February. The trail is still a bit muddy especially for the first 1 or so. You can manage if you stick to the sides of the trail which will help you uphill. I took the trail to the right and up the hills and got amazing views.

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Andy Hill
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Hiking

If anyone wants to use this for navigation -- DON'T -- we couldn't find the return leg of the lollipop and so just bushwacked down some open space until we linked back up with the trail...not recommended. Straight up Spring Creek trail (parking across the street from trailhead). Pretty trail and easy grade, but cows and their byproducts galore. About 3.3 miles in, at the intersection with Cartwright road and eleventy-bazillion other trails, take a hard right, cross the creek and go about a quarter mile to a gate in the fence. Go through the gate, and continue to follow Spring Creek. At this point, the trail is distinctly double-track, although it becomes more single-tracky as you continue on it. Still lots of cows and cow flop. At 5.5 miles, you come to a junction of a number of trails. Here's where the real climbing starts. Cross the creek, and head up the hill. For the next mile and a half, you're in for a world of pain, especially at the 6.5mile mark. This part of the trail has a lot of blue paint blazes. Once to the top, you link up with the usual Stack Rock trail and follow it to Stack Rock. Returning, we tried to find the other descent (supposedly also marked with blue paint), but could never find the turn and finally just gave up and descended through open area parallel to a creek drainage. Very slow going -- sandy, rocky, and steep. Once we linked back up to the trail, easy going the rest of the way, but it was a l-o-o-o-n-g day.

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Anthony Colon
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Jenno Oeschger
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Great overall hike in and out. Flat and some shady areas. Not too crowded.

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Ryan Hankins
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Hiking
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Eric Thim
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Hiking

It was very warm at the beginning of the hike, 6pm, however, at dusk, 8:30pm it had cooled over 10 degrees. Saw a fox while on hike. See picture.

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Jennifer Gamble
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Hiking

it was nice but then there was a lot of crickets I couldn't finish it.

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Ted Martinez
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Rhianna Wallace
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Hiking

Well marked trail. Lots of grasshoppers and crickets. No water and minimal shade.

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Eric Thim
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Hiking

Nice easy-going evening hike with plenty of shade. Saw some wild turkeys. including some young ones.

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Megan Nimer
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Hiking

Lots of crickets out!

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Grant Hansen
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Marisa Mendez
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HikingNo shade
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Yevgeniy Balbatunov
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HikingNo shade

Great trail, just no shade really.

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Justin Fort
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HikingBugsNo shade

No shade lots of grasshoppers. Nice hike along the stream, nice scenery.

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Jackie Baldwin
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Hiking

Love this trail, hiked it twice this week because of the Spring time beauty. The trail leads you up the foothills and your hiking next to a stream the whole way up. The Syringa was out in full force, smells amazing! Saw a snake, lots of lizards, and plenty of birds and butterflies this time of year. Bring sunblock, water and wear a hat. This trail can be very warm as there isn’t any shade on the trail. I’d recommend morning or evening travel during the warmer months. Perfect for kids, pretty groomed trail, but wear the proper shoes as there are some steeper parts with slippery gravel. I posted some photos above.

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Austin Schroeder
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Hiking

Great trail, can make it a short hike or a long one. Took the dog, saw 1 or two people the whole time. Started at around 5 PM!

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Lacey Luken
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HikingBugsNo shade

Great trail! Went around 5 PM and made it back before dark. Not many people on the trail possibly because it was late in the day. We saw a handful of bikers but all of them were respectful. Fairly easy hike and it was beautiful next to the creek. We even saw a wild moo moo on the trail. It was very majestic. Would definitely do again!

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