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love to take dogs with on this trail
great view of Boise

Easy trails. Lots of beautiful views!

trail running
2 days ago

A good trail for a constant chill uphill run. As stated before views aren’t that great, but it’s pretty good for a medium length run. Even at a pretty relaxed pace you should be able to complete in 4 hours. Couple downed trees on the trail and the last 2 miles is snowy. Doesn’t seem like you need to worry about mountain bikers shuttling the trail this time of year.

I absolutely loved this trail! it was gorgeous the whole way and not too steep. Still a good work out with a steady incline! I was afraid there would be snakes because of the tall grass, but I didn't see any.

backpacking
8 days ago

Great spot with plenty of activities. Surprisingly a lot of wildlife.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike. Plenty of hikers even in November. Good trail for running or hiking.

Trail has lots of bikers on it which defeated the relaxing purpose of a hike. Gorgeous views half way into hike however.

Excellent hike, very few people on the trail. Single track trail, but this is ped only (no bikes). Views were great, cool boulder piles, trickle of water in the creek below. Perfect weather in late October.

hiking
19 days ago

There is no sign at parking lot, but still pretty easy to find trail up the gravel access road. I would recommend hiking boots and not tennis or running shoes due to steep, rocky, washed out trail. Great views from the top and even saw burn lines and red flame retardants from fires.

As someone else wrote, this trail should be re-routed into switchbacks for safety and to reduce erosion.

I’m not sure why this only has 2 stars! It’s a great little trail in this state park & as part of a day where you take multiple trails (like I did) it is great! It was beautiful/wonderful views of the natural beauty in the park.

Awesome! Went adventuring here yesterday and had a wonderful time! Caught the sunset & had a great little adventure on the back roads. We even came across a moose while hiking!!! Make sure to bring a picture of the map and a compass though- the trails aren’t well marked/it’s easy to get lost! I ended up on some random road/hiked along it for 3 miles (6 total) and was rewarded with some awesome views of the Palouse and pretty forest but it wasn’t the 1.5 mile trail/loop I thought I was on!

hiking
22 days ago

Fun hike, good workout but not too difficult

hiking
22 days ago

Very well maintained trail and not too steep but better suited for mountain biking. The view is somewhat obstructed by trees and a very good workout. I would suggest Chilco for hiking and in close proximity.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful autumnal colors! The stream isn't there now, but a small waterfall emerges from the boulders at the top of the loop. GPS took me to the 8th street parking...look for signs saying Hulls Gulch National Recreation Trail.. it's a footpath only (#0). Easy inclines, especially if you do the loop counter clockwise (go to the right). Not much shade so bring lots of water, especially for the doggies (no stream right now)... Trail is marked well, maintained well. Sometimes you'll hear the ATVs on the nearby trail (bummer) but only toward the top.

hiking
28 days ago

This was such a beautiful trail! It is a gorgeous Loop and is a very easy hike. Would be great to bring your kids or dogs. So pretty will be returning soon! :)

Amazing views of Lake Pend Orielle. Best view I have ever seen.

The trail is very well maintained and relativly easy to climb. My 4 and 6 yr old had no issues. There are some geocahes and letterboxes on the hike to make it more fun.

Great midday stop for brief walk with dog on a road trip across country. Off leash time for dog was nice. Had lunch on the sandy beach. Very few people in mid week.

Tried doing this hike in October 13th but the snow covered the trail and I was not able to find the path nor my footing so I gave up. I ended up doing the very easy hike around Blue lake close by. The view on that lake was gorgeous.
Setting the hike to 3 stars since I cannot leave this empty to post a review.

One of the most scenic walks you can take. It's an easy trail, but when you are lucky enough to be the only humans out there (before & after the summer tourist season), it is peaceful, and so beautiful! We enjoy watching for eagles.

awesome..has everything for good hike

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful fall hike! The trail is a bit overgrown and there is a downed tree. Just so you’re aware the trail is deceptively easy going down to the lake. The way back is 95% uphill. GPS put this hike at just over 5.5 miles. The lake was beautiful and there wasn’t a soul in sight.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s nice trail, not too long, not too short, and easy to follow. The middle part of trail has small elevation which is perfect to combine hiking and running. If you go back the same way in, it will be around 8 miles total, but if you decide to take different path back as a loop, then it will be 11 miles and up, there are many paths ranched out from this trail.

Great trail! I was surprised how narrow and steep the cliff side trail was. It’s beautiful and has some unbeatable views, but heads up, you are literally on the cliff side, with short portions covered by large boulders or eroded away so be prepared to climb over/hold on the vegetation to make sure you don’t slip down the edge. While the second half of this loop would be great for dogs, I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable bringing a dog along the first half.

hiking
1 month ago

Relaxing trail, especially on Mondays. Few people with friendly dogs.

Easy trail. No indication whatsoever but the path to follow is very clear. Trail head is just after crossing the bridge at the camp site, on the left. Once reaching the end, instead of doing a loop, I continued straight to follow the steps of a hiker who left a recording on the app 4 years ago. I reached a fence and couldn’t continue (not sure whether it was a private land or not). Instead, I followed the fence in the right (no more trail there) and reached a canyon that I couldn’t cross (too steep) to reach the road on the other side. I ended up going back to the trail thankfully without crossing any snake in the way. Note that the part of the loop going back in the initial trail of as not visible at all.

backpacking
1 month ago

Half day hike that consists of service roads & clean trails. Great mountain biking trails also.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike and great scenery. The trail is well kept, well marked, and clean. The mountain bikers seemed to follow the yield rules so that was nice. Great bit of exercise up in the hills.

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