Stack Rock Trail is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,414 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

rock climbing

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

snow

hiking
1 day ago

What a beautiful hike!! The views, wild flowers, few little streams of water for my dog to get a drink on the way up. We parked off the road and took the trailhead by the bathrooms. There and back was almost 11 miles. Loved that parts of the trail were shaded!

hiking
2 days ago

Would recommend this trail to anyone

camping
5 days ago

It was pretty dope. Big ass rock at the end

hiking
5 days ago

It was shaded for the most part except for a little stretch where the path widened out. Wasn’t too busy when we went but there still was the occasional hiker we passed on the way out. We went left at the last fork in the trail before the rock which was probably the hardest part of the trail where it was just an uphill slope for about a mile stretch compared to the rest of the trail being relatively flat. Overall a beautiful hike with a clear path and shaded trail

hiking
8 days ago

Great trail! Most people keep their dogs on leash or controlled. It was such a great hike. It was 10 miles from the trailhead with beautiful views and shade. I started my recording late. My friend tracked it and it came to 10 miles there and back. There is some rain drainage which was great for our dogs to lay in and cool off. Mostly shaded, but some parts are open.

we went yesterday and it was beautiful! did about 11mils. we went to the top where the gate is. if you want the 8mile route, it's the little marker to the left of the road that everyone is parking at. Freddies Trail. which is what you want to stay on to get to stacked rock. be warned, there is about 3/4-1mile uphill hike at the end. the trail is nice and clear. pretty hike too. lots of greenery and little streams. also lots of people. which doesn't bother us. when you get to the fork and both are Freddies, left is shorter, right I guess makes the loop down around the rock. you have to hike up and adds a mile. we went left. this is an easy-moderate hike for the most part if you start at the road. the last mile to the rock is the hardest. it's a pretty steep climb.

hiking
9 days ago

Really pretty and fairly flat hike. Some decent uphills at times, but overall mild. End point at Stack Rock is really great for a halfway point lunch. Fairly crowded on the trail, but not overtly so Nice and warm (Mid 50s to low 60s)

hiking
10 days ago

4 miles in and 4 miles out. Fairly easy trail. A lot of dogs, family’s and the occasional mountain biker. After you see the memorial and turn right, the next fork in the road I recommend going left because right is an additional mile longer.

hiking
15 days ago

Fun trail in pretty good condition, excellent views, nothing negative in my opinion. Done with 35 lb pack

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail, good elevation. Was an overcast day so not to hot. If you go in the late afternoon and it’s warm prepare to bake a little. Several bikes on the trail, be cautious because they are not always. As of today 5/17/20 the main parking area and bathrooms are not open.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail! We loved the views and the trail was in good condition, nice shade for a lot of the hike. We started fairly early, saw a lot of people on the way out-busy trail, great hike though.

mountain biking
23 days ago

Very clean and dry already. Tried to do around the mountain trail but too much snow still.

hiking
24 days ago

Lots of shade earlier in the day except for the road section. Tons of people on the trail today, so go early if you want to avoid crowds.

hiking
24 days ago

Too many people

hiking
25 days ago

An absolutely gorgeous hike to take! With stopping for a quick snack and enjoying the location once you get to the top, it’s about a 4hr 15min hike. Lots of shade and sunny areas and you really feel like you’ve gotten away from everything! Highly recommend.

hiking
26 days ago

just wrapped up 6.5hrs on the trail. We saw lots of friendly ppl, but the trail was, definitely not crowded at all. (I can see a weekend day being crowded) conditions were perfect and the trails were clear and well maintained. there was very-very little ice, mainly off trail and no slush or mud. there was plenty of parking; the second lot only had one car. If you’ve never hit this trail, do not park at the gate that says “Stack Rock Trailhead”. Park 50 yrds before that were all the other cars are parked on the opposite side of BB road. ps- why 6.5hrs when everyone else say 4? I took my 3 kids (9,8,8) for their first time. ppl are saying it’s not for kids - maybe. mine are wiped out hahaha!

hiking
26 days ago

we couldn't find it but we found a hike right next to it? that hike was great

29 days ago

Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent, relatively simple to navigate trail. Started from the top (closed lot area), logged 11.4 miles in 4hrs. Bring water and small snacks, the length gets exhausting, but it’s worth it. Not sure about bringing young children along if starting from the top lot due to the distance. Getting there is no problem, coming back is a grind as it is mostly uphill.

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muddy
snow
1 month ago

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snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Was a great hike. We clocked in at 9 miles, 1400 ft elevation gain. Took us only 3.5 hours. Was a great view. Highly recommend

hiking
icy
muddy
1 month ago

Lots of shade and sun. Muddy/snow pack on the way and melted on the way back. We took the loop after we got to stack rock. Very fun hike! Lots of climbing!

icy
snow
1 month ago

Simple and straightforward. Took us about 4 hours. Views from top of the rocks are awesome! still a decent amount of snow in the trees. I'd suggest starting between 8-9 in the morning so your not slipping every other step on the melting snow as it warms up. Park at the turnout here, 43.734013,-116.127261, and trail is across the road. Don't hike up the hill at the turnout. it takes you to the new parking lot about a mile in the wrong direction.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Great trail with an amazing view at the end :) be sure to wear boots unless you want your feet to get soaked ! The trail is still covered in snow/ slush / ice and where it melts it can cause it to be muddy ! But a fun hike overall !!! Not for the faint of heart !

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