Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Boise with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is not Shingle Creek, near Dry Creek. This is Bobs Trail and 8th Street.

I love this trail!!! Beautiful, and challenging!

hiking
3 days ago

Fun little hike. I used to do it all the time when I lived in Boise. Not a lot of shade in the summer though so early or lake hour recommended and lots of water with that desert heat. I posted views and am sharing my blog post because I hiked it after it burnt down a few years ago and the photos are unique! (https://www.brisul.com/blog//2016/07/table-rock-fire-in-boise.html)

There were a some wild flowers near the trail, a few colorful songbirds, a couple small lizards, and even a distant coyote. Walking near the stream was nice and the view from the top was worth the 6.3 miles. If you stay to the right when you get to the loop it's a more gradual incline going up and you can come down on the steeper section.

Prior to June 1 the trailhead is closed and you will have to add some uphill to your hike from the Shafer Butte gate on Bogus Basin Road up to the trailhead. I went 2 more miles down the road and went in the backway on trail 198 Gorgeous! There is still a little snow, 3rd weekend in May. Wild flowers are just starting to bloom. The granite sand can be very slippery so choose your footwear carefully. I saw a Toyota Prius and a Honda Accord on the road. I took my Ford Taurus, and I made it in and out, but I DO NOT recommend it! I fear she shall never be the same.

Very close to the river so my dog could hop in to cool down!

off road driving
5 days ago

I thought this was a great day trip to escape for a few hours. Once you get to the top, there's a number of trails to take off on and explore. But driving straight through only takes a couple hours

Beautiful green foothills alongside the creek which added a great sound. The incline to start the loop was a fantastic workout.

hiking
7 days ago

These trails are a great way to familiarize yourself with Bogus Basin, whether you're planning on returning for more hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, or skiing. The views are awesome, there are wildflowers along the entire route, the ascents and descents aren't too steep, and the air is fresh. I will be hiking this trail several times once Bogus opens for summer activity.

trail running
7 days ago

Yellow wild flowers, lupine, sheep ( a ton) and 6 horses. It was raining hard and my cell was almost off. I felt totally in Mother Nature’s power, and I liked it.

scenic driving
8 days ago

This is a very scenic drive around Bogus Basin to the Mores Mountain trailhead.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice shady trail at Bogus Basin with some obstacles and jumps for mountain bikers going downhill.

Nice trail, follows the winter cat track down from the top of Shafer Butte. Great views from the top.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice trail that climbs up towards the top of Shafer Butte. Combine it with Cabin Traverse, Tempest, and Sunshine for a nice loop around Bogus.

Super beautiful right now, a good 4 mile stretch of straight incline to get you huffin and puffin. On the loop back down, the 8th st motorcycle trail is pretty rutted out and steep, so a little sketchy to hike down, AND this “route” is somehow not accurate. We “missed” a turn off femrite patrol to watchmans because it doesn’t actually exist. Ended up just taking watchmans the other direction when it actually converged with femrite, then going left on three bears trail back to Shaw mtn road and walking a short distance back up the road to the original trail head

hiking
13 days ago

Not the worst trail in the foothills, but not the best either. As per usual, it is more scenic once you're high up closer to the forest. Definitely a good workout.

snowshoeing
13 days ago

My first time snowshoeing was on this trail and it was great. I would recommend for others looking to try snowshoeing.

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail. The lupine on the northeast face were absolutely amazing when I hiked it in July 2017.

hiking
15 days ago

One of my all time favorite hikes.

These directions only lead you to Bogus itself. I drove and walked all around and could see no signs or markings for the trail; and no one around to ask about it. I ended up going to Entrance Exam about 3 miles before Bogus and had a good time.

hiking
16 days ago

Well beatin tail makes it easy in nice weather. Bring lots of water and use sunscreen, 0% shade. Remember to pack out some trash you find up there!

Nice and easy. Shade areas with streams for dogs.

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike - pretty views. It gets challenging in the heat but doable. Would hike again especially earlier in the morning.

love this trail took creastline back and got lost but what an amazing trail.

Very good. Loved the views

Loved it.

Great uphill climb. No shade or trees so best to hike morning or on days where it isn’t as hot. There were some beautiful yellow flowers blooming. At the end of the homestead trail, you have the ability to continue uphill or downhill on the lucky peak trail.

It's so green right now! Nice hike. There are 2 small steam crossings at the beginning (water your dogs!), but nothing higher up.

hiking
26 days ago

Great trail with scenic views of Boise! The Table Rock trail connects with the Shoshone Loop trail so you have plenty of options. Dog friendly but must be kept on leash! Expect moderate traffic but wide trails allow the traffic flow. The Wife, the doggo, and I hiked up to the cross and back down which was a great workout! Will definitely hike again!

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