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Best trails in Garden Valley

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Looking for a great trail near Garden Valley, Idaho? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lake Cascade State Park or Eagle Island State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Polecat Gulch Reserve or Ladybird Park. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Garden Valley ranging from 2.1 to 10.4 miles and from 3,192 to 6,683 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Garden Valley
Top trails (8)
#1 - Station Creek
Boise National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
This out and back features some steep climbs and is on the more difficult end of the moderate rating.Show more
#2 - Skyline Loop
Boise National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
#3 - Stargaze Point Trail via Beaver Creek Summit
Boise National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Stargaze Point sits at 6,682 feet, on a wind-swept nob with 360-degree mountain views. The hike is about 1.5 miles one way from the Beaver Creek parking lot. The trail isn’t groomed but it’s well-marked by blue signs and was packed down for our visit by the people who have been using the nearby Stargaze Yurt. The elevation gain is about 800 feet.Show more
#4 - One Spoon Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
#5 - North Fork Boise River Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
As it parallels the North Fork of the Boise River, trail #057003 in the Boise National Forest system passes through pine forests, wildflower meadows, and a deep, narrow canyon lined with jagged granite walls. It is extremely rocky in places, traveling over scree left behind from rockfalls, and is only passable in the summer and fall when the water level is normal. Although the trail originally continued northeast to an intersection with Horse Heaven Trail at Johnson Creek, rockfalls and overgrown brush now limit the distance to about 5 miles.Show more
#6 - Banner Ridge Snowshoe Loop
Garden Valley, Idaho
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#7 - Lower Bear River Trail
Garden Valley, Idaho
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Bear River Trail (#171003) skirts the edge of the flat, glacial valley that the Bear River, a major tributary of the North Fork of the Boise River, flows through. It ascends gently through wide open meadows, ponderosa stands, and new growths of sub-alpine firs and white bark pines. The area is recovering from a major forest fire in 1994 and is being considered as an addition to the Sawtooth Wilderness. As the name suggests, wildlife is thriving, including black bears, mountain goats, moose, deer, elk, and other big game. This lower portion of the trail begins at the trailhead and turns around at the first ford of Bear River at 3.7 miles out. The trail becomes more primitive beyond that, later connecting with Graham Road.Show more
#8 - Gold Fork Cross-Country Ice Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi