Explore the most popular 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.

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Make sure you go in the morning as there’s no shelter from the sun on this steep trail

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

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

Challenging but the view is pleasant throughout entirety of the hike!!

hiking
4 days ago

A great short, steep hike (about 1+ hrs up and 1 hr down). Views are wonderful, trail is pretty good with a couple spots rutted out. Flower and foliage are coming in strong during the middle of May. Great time to be out and about!

hiking
4 days ago

This was a gorgeous forested hike. It was really neat to see Stacked Rock in the distance about a quarter of the way through the hike. I highly recommend this for a day hike near Boise.

It was the perfect hike this past Saturday. The sun was shining, the Sheep were grazing on the hill side. A few rocky areas but it was great! our dogs loved it too... tho I picked 1 tick off of my Dane later that evening.

hiking
4 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
8 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.

Tranquil stroll on a treelined gravel path along the Boise River. No bikes allowed.
Please pickup after your dog

scenic driving
9 days ago

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

Very steep trail. I like the regular Table Rock Trail better, but if you're looking for a workout, this is the one.

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.

hiking
11 days ago

Definitely a challenging but rewarding hike. Can’t wait to do it again!

A peaceful and easy walk along the river.

good walk but due to a bug infestation many of the trail side trees were removed. otherwise very peaceful walk, even with my two toddlers.

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
14 days ago

I feel like this hike gets hyped a lot, but it was underwhelming to me. Fun, but nothing special. Stack Rock itself is cool.

This trail kicked my ass last summer. It didn't help that my buddy and I started hiking at 4:30pm, assuming the 95 degree temperature would drop. It didn't. It took us six hours to complete the loop, but I'm very slow up the steep sections. Still, a very scenic foothills trail and a great workout.

hiking
14 days ago

Pretty view of the Boise River canyon coming out of Lucky Peak Dam. Great place to watch the sunset too.

hiking
14 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
14 days ago

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

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