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There was lots of puddles and snow.

Would have been nice if this ap told me the road to the trail was closed until end of may.

Some snow still, trail is well marked and was a nice 3 hour hike.

This trail definitely isn’t a “hard” trail. It’s a little lengthy (moreso if you get lost like I did) but the terrain is easily hiked. A peaceful trail with little shade which was perfect since it was a little chilly and overcast. It might be too hot during the summer.

Great to do with kids on a cloudy day. If it’s too sunny I could see how it would be too much for sun exposure and get sunburned. It’s a good pleasure hike with a nice view :)

Was unable to access the trail in mid March. Not a year round trail for on foot. You can rent snow shoes or do cross country skiing but the trail is unmaintained for winter climates.


11 days ago

It's a heavily traveled trail and a great one to start on. We usually hit this one in June each year for an overnight experience and the fishing in the upper lake is usually pretty good! Keep an eye out for moose and deer!

Looking great today!

Great 3 mile loop, well maintained, and beautiful views! the parking lot was packed and overfull and that made me a little nervous the trail would be packed. It was busy, but not so busy the trail was crowded or people were stepping on eachother. Good little afternoon hike!

trail running
12 days ago

A few areas pretty muddy today in 3/11/18 but not as bad as Sweet Connie. We only got out 4.28 miles before we had to turn around in Sweet Connie. Love this little loop on a beautiful morning.

Great Trail

Tough first mile, then beautiful ups and downs.

mountain biking
17 days ago

Fun ride from our favorite camping spot. I have ridden the loop in its entirety and have also cheated and received a ride to the trail head, either way its a blast! From the trail head you get to travel down a pretty rock trail through moderately thick pine trees. The meadow is rolling hills and a lot of fun. A little climbing on the north and east side, then a barn burner decent down a 4wheeler trail to the main road. I have seen deer, elk, black bear tracks, and a possible wolf track while on this ride. The SNRA advises of no grizzly bears in this area.

19 days ago

Great snowshoeing trail. Really pretty along the creek. Trail is pretty well groomed for snowshoeing.

love it

25 days ago

Great weekend backpacking destination.

views from the top are stunning. it's a challenging hike but very rewarding. Great for hiking in winter as it's one of the few snowless mountains. Everywhere else you look has a lot more snow. As others have said, it is completely shadeless though, so I could see this being completely unenjoyable in the summer.

I wouldn't call it a hike so much as a leg stretcher. Gravel dirt path meandering to the table. The view was pretty great, and the kids enjoyed clambering amongst the rocks, which is great if you don't mind the dangers of horrendous amount of shattered glass littering the whole underside of the table. In the end, we walked away with some decent photos.

It’s a fairly moderate hike that has a nice view and a few little surprises along the way

It’s an easy to moderate trail with beautiful views of the treasure valley and bogus basin!

Great snowshoe trail mainly through the woods.

1 month ago

Easy gentle ascent.

1 month ago

Didn't know what to expect when we pulled up. This was our 1st time here and we absolutely loved it!!! Great trails for all levels

Beautiful scenery, within walking distance of our Airbnb. Perfect hike for a beginner from Louisiana!

a diverse trail. several trail types. beautiful vistas if the snake river valley and mountains beyond. the canyon section was the best part

**The trail I suggested to AllTrails with the following description is NOT the Freestone Trail but AllTrails placed my suggestion here.** (AllTrails - You are going to get people lost!) Here is my description of Cottonwood Creek to Ridgecrest to Central Ridge to Shane's Loop, about 8 miles total and winding further away from trailheads than the real Freestone Trail: Lovely hike in the cooler seasons. I was very lucky to have an early February day in the mid 50s and a dry trail. See Cottonwood Creek review for info on riparian habitat, flora, and fauna. Follow the Cottonwood Creek Trail to Ridge Crest Trail, winding up and northwestish. Ridge Crest T's up with Central Ridge Trail. I veered west on Central Ridge to meet up with Shane's Loop. This trail can be easily accessed from downtown Boise and within 30 minutes hike I felt like I had left the city for backcountry, high desert wilderness. The Foothills seemed to roll on forever in front of me. I shared the trails with dogs and mountain bikers, and a few other hikers. Good idea to check the Ridge to Rivers, Boise local website for trail conditions. There is NO shade in the hills so bring a lot of water in the summer months. Trails can be muddy or snow blanketed in winter.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

The cross country ski trails were not really groomed this weekend, lots of footsteps. We took the main cross country ski trail all the way out to Eagle's Hut and then turned around and came back the exact same way ~11 miles roundtrip in ~4 hours. The last mile to the hut was rough--trail is thin, ruined with footsteps and quick sharp dips/hills that risk breaking your skis. The view, or lack thereof at the top/hut, was not really worth the effort to get there. Nonetheless I appreciate the opportunity to ski through a mountain pass and get outdoors in the middle of winter! Lots of moose tracks, but didn't see any wildlife.

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