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Table Rock Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boise, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 895 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

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Getting There

Typically a very busy trail used by young and old alike. There are some very steep sections but also other routes to mitigate these. Cell service throughout entire hike. City overlook over the majority of the hike. Main features "the Cross" and "quarry". Little to NO shade, no water, takes an average person about 45mins to 1hr to hike to the top. Hike to the top and return though there are multiple routes you can take up and back.

Parking is Free and located at the Old Penitentiary, also at trail head entrance doggy-do bags are usually available.

Trails generally begin at the parking space for the "Old Penitentiary"

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Reviews (786)
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Recordings (563)
Completed (1523)
Chani Sepulveda
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Hiking

Trail was wide with plenty of room to pass. Steep the last 1/4 mile. Rock at times and beautiful views!

kaine Simmonds
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Makayla Reutter
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HikingNo shade

Great trail. Well marked and easy to find. No shade so bring plenty of water.

Ashlyn Williams
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice challenging and rewarding trail. When you get to the top, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the valley. Definitely worth it!

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Cassie Villa
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Great trail with diverse terrain and stunning beautiful views of the entire valley. Loved it all.

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Britany Enzenauer
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Hiking

Kid friendly! Just did it with a 3 and 6 year old.

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Lea Szabo
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky
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Danielle Sharpe
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Hiking

Beautiful view. Just moved to the area and we've done the hike twice-- each time it's been 1 hour 15 minutes both up and down, plus about 10-15 minutes at the top. Great views, worth the climb.

Shannon Thomas
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Hiking

A nice trail with easy access but far too crowded for this Covid-19 time. I will come back when Covid-19 is no longer a threat. Going the other direction away from Table Rock was a nice easy hike with far fewer people.

Sandeep Dhakal
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HikingNo shade

Best for sunrise and sunsets

Shawn Soren
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HikingMuddyNo shade

To the lady that told me to keep 6 feet away while passing her: 1) You should wear a mask. 2) don’t hike public trails if you want to keep 6 feet away from people.

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Leah Martinez
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Hiking

Watch out for coyotes!

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Maja Basevic
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Raven O'Rourke Keohan
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That Guy
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Hiking

Fun and easy. Great for visitors looking to get an awesome view of Boise and a little gravel in their shoes.

Britany Enzenauer
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Hiking

Always an easy quick hike with a great view

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Danielle Sharpe
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Loved this trail! Took us 75 minutes to go both up and down (not including our 10 minute stop at the top for the gorgeous view). A little steep on the way up and a bit rocky at the very end (depending on exactly which trail you start/end). So nice that it's close to downtown and gives such great views of the area. Would highly recommend!

Stephen Warrington
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HikingNo shade

No matter how often you hike this trail the elevation is real. Short hike up (1.4 if you hike straight up) all pretty steep. Nice rest on the way down as it is all down hill. Great mountain and city views from the top.

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Eric Lindstrom
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HikingNo shade

A good family hike with views of downtown Boise. The final approx 1/4 leg is steep for small children, and parts of the trail have slippery silt like sand. It’s a great sunny hike with moderate traffic. Far off views of snow capped mtn range. It’s nice to see a cross still stands somewhere for the public to enjoy!

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Andrew Gifford
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HikingNo shade

Great views of Boise, but very crowded. Definitely a good casual weekend walk

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