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Best trails in Idaho City

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Looking for a great trail near Idaho City, Idaho? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, mountain biking 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 Lucky Peak State Park or Eagle Island State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Quarry View Park or Polecat Gulch Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Idaho City ranging from 2.8 to 11.4 miles and from 3,484 to 7,860 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 Idaho City
Top trails (10)
#1 - Crooked River Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
#2 - Mores Creek Summit to Sunset Mountain
Boise National Forest
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 18 m
#3 - Charcoal Gulch
Boise National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Note: As of April 2020, AllTrails has changed the start point of the trail to accommodate Google/Apple Maps directions. Please access the trail via West Wall St. Show more
#4 - Mores Mountain Bike Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Despite the name, Mores Mountain Bike Trail, #FS198 in the Ridge-to-Rivers system, is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. It is a gently sloping out-and-back trail from the Shafer Butte Campground area, and can be looped with NFD Road 374. There are several impressive granite towers and formations along the trail, as well as many types of wildflowers and great views of the wilderness east of the Boise Range.Show more
#5 - Haga Creek Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 6 h 36 m
Haga Creek Trail ascends from Middle Fork Boise River Road and parallels the river along the north bank before turning northwest and following Haga Creek up a narrow, forested canyon.Show more
#6 - Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway
Boise National Forest
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Length: 101.4 mi
#7 - Mores Mountain Extension Winter Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi
Nordic trail at Bogus Basin.Show more
#8 - Shafer Butte Extension Winter Trail
Boise National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi
Nordic trail at Bogus Basin.Show more
#9 - Thorn Creek Butte Lookout Tower
Idaho City, Idaho
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Thorn Creek Butte is one of the tallest peaks in the Idaho City region and has 360 degree views of the Mores Creek and Middle Fork Boise River drainages and several mountain ranges, including the Boise, Danskin, Trinity, and Sawtooth ranges. There is a manned fire lookout tower at the summit that is accessible to hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and vehicles.Show more
#10 - Mores Creek Summit Mountain Bike Loop
Boise National Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 6 h 58 m