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792 mi 1,274 km of trail 6 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 27 Trails Intermediate Trails 66 Trails Hard Trails 40 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Boise National Forest - 6

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Favorite Dog friendly!
Intermediate

Truly Around the Mountain Bogus Basin

12.8 mi 20.6 km • Point to Point • 2,051 ft Ascent 625.28 m Ascent

(2) Boise, ID
Favorite This is just one of the many creek crossings along Dry Creek.
Intermediate/Difficult

Shingle Creek-Mahalo-Dry Creek Loop

20.7 mi 33.3 km • Loop • 3,664 ft Ascent 1116.83 m Ascent

(6) Boise, ID
Favorite Spanish Town Site - This is what is left of Spanish Town today.  The rock foundations are still pretty cool.  Makes you wonder how hard life was when people actually lived here.
Easy/Intermediate

Spanish Town Idaho

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 405 ft Ascent 123.58 m Ascent

(1) Idaho City, ID
Favorite Looking over some geothermal activity in the area.
Intermediate

Tyndall Creek Out-and-Back

11.2 mi 17.9 km • Out and Back • 1,602 ft Ascent 488.32 m Ascent

(1) Cascade, ID
Favorite View from Bald Mountain
Intermediate

Station Creek to Bald Mountian

7.6 mi 12.2 km • Out and Back • 2,183 ft Ascent 665.53 m Ascent

(2) Idaho City, ID
Favorite Panaroma from the summit of Cape Horn Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult

Cape Horn Mountain from Lola Creek

12.0 mi 19.4 km • Out and Back • 3,324 ft Ascent 1013.02 m Ascent

(2) Cascade, ID

Trails in Boise National Forest - 127

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7.0 mi 11.2 km #1Around the Mountain
Intermediate
Boise, ID
Intermediate
7.0 mi 11.2 km Boise, ID
4.8 mi 7.7 km #2Sunset Mountain Road #316
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Idaho City, ID
1.2 mi 2.0 km #3Deadwood Hot Springs Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cascade, ID
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Cascade, ID
6.5 mi 10.5 km #4Eastside Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Boise, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
6.5 mi 10.5 km Boise, ID
4.5 mi 7.2 km #5Jennie Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.2 km Idaho City, ID
3.5 mi 5.7 km #6Shingle Creek
Intermediate
Boise, ID
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Boise, ID
10.2 mi 16.5 km #7Willow Creek Trail
Difficult
Fairfield, ID
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.5 km Fairfield, ID
14.5 mi 23.3 km #8Warm Springs
Difficult
Cascade, ID
Difficult
14.5 mi 23.3 km Cascade, ID
17.5 mi 28.2 km #9Ten Mile Ridge Trail #157
Intermediate
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate
17.5 mi 28.2 km Idaho City, ID
5.0 mi 8.0 km #10Blue Jay Trail #149
Intermediate
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate
5.0 mi 8.0 km Idaho City, ID
2.7 mi 4.4 km #11Jack Creek Trail (#520)
Easy
Boise, ID
Easy
2.7 mi 4.4 km Boise, ID
23.2 mi 37.4 km #12Kirkham Ridge
Extremely Difficult
Cascade, ID
Extremely Difficult
23.2 mi 37.4 km Cascade, ID
7.1 mi 11.4 km #13A South Forked Willow
Extremely Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Extremely Difficult
7.1 mi 11.4 km Idaho City, ID
8.8 mi 14.1 km #14West Warrior Trail
Extremely Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Extremely Difficult
8.8 mi 14.1 km Idaho City, ID
2.7 mi 4.3 km #15Jack Bender Ridge (#512)
Easy/Intermediate
Boise, ID
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Boise, ID
1.4 mi 2.3 km #16Cape Horn Summit Trail
Intermediate
Cascade, ID
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Cascade, ID
4.1 mi 6.6 km #17Fool Creek Trail
Easy
Cascade, ID
Easy
4.1 mi 6.6 km Cascade, ID
13.5 mi 21.8 km #18North Fork Lime Creek Trail
Extremely Difficult
Fairfield, ID
Extremely Difficult
13.5 mi 21.8 km Fairfield, ID
3.5 mi 5.6 km #19Eagle Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Idaho City, ID
3.3 mi 5.3 km #20Trail #501
Intermediate
Boise, ID
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Boise, ID

Photos of Boise National Forest - 75

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Campsite from the summit, with Steele Mountain in the Sawtooths in the background.
Mar 27, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
Dog friendly!
Apr 8, 2015 near Boise, ID
Spanish Town Site - This is what is left of Spanish Town today.  The rock foundations are still pretty cool.  Makes you wonder how hard life was when people actually lived here.
Jan 28, 2019 near Idaho City, ID
We had to get a picture of Daisy after we finally found spanish town.
Jan 15, 2019 near Idaho City, ID
Beautiful Autumn Colors
Nov 7, 2018 near Boise, ID
Jennie Lake reflections
May 29, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
Eastbound on the Peace Creek Trail. This was taken in Aug '17 - before the eclipse.
May 22, 2018 near Cascade, ID
Approaching the summit
Mar 27, 2018 near Idaho City, ID

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