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Great day hike! Beautiful wild flowers and a shady trail. However, I into a large rattlesnake on the way down. Keep your eyes open!

A solid hike with a lot of potential for length. My first impression was something along the line of every boring desert trail in Idaho but if you take the hardman section it gets mildly interesting. The views in that little valley are worth the hike and it contains some decent inclines. I'd do it again for sure. There are some bird varieties in the little valley including what I believe was a western tanager. Unusual to see them on desert trails but they seem to be here.

Good and quick little route! Great for dogs

Great trail nice overlook of Boise definitely hard nice incline

This trail was pretty cool...I prefer more trees but for a high desert trail it's nice! there's water along the way which is nice break. Theres a few decent inclines and some nice views along the way. Trailhead is easy to find with plenty of parking (during a week morning at least lol)

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4 days ago

Hiked the entire 12 mile trail, very beautiful, well shaded most of the hike. Stack rock is AWESOME and fun to play around on. This trail connects to a ton of other trails which I haven't taken yet. Some decent inclines, very clear pathway. Wildflowers/butterflies/chipmunks galore and a few areas with a decent view of the valley.

The hike has some mild inclines and a decent length. You'll notice if you follow my route it runs into a dead end somewhere in the middle which will add some extra miles. The scenery is relatively boring compared to other desert trails I've been on and the mountain bikers can be annoying on the small trails. There are a few interesting birds but I've gotten better encounters on other trails. I'd hike this again but it wouldn't be high on my list.

7/13 still closed due to high water

Honestly, I liked a lot about this trail but it did have a rough half. The scenery in the first half is beautiful and the climb is pretty fun. Shortly after the top you'll end up on a dirt bike trail which is probably the worst decent I've been on. Tons of holes, flat rock covered in gravel, 30-40 degree slope and it goes on for miles. If I did it again I would treat it like and out and back and turn around before that section. The length is challenging but nothing on this trail really struck me as hard. There are tons of Mormon crickets during the summer which can be annoying. There are some great birds near the beginning and along the forest portions of the trail but don't expect much near the dirt bike section. Watch out for black widows!

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