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Stack Rock Trail

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 4.4 (17) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A tour out to the famous Stack Rock.


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9.4

Miles

15.2

KM

Loop

5,773' 1,760 m

High

5,324' 1,623 m

Low

1,424' 434 m

Up

1,424' 434 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Snowbound until May.

Overview

The Stack Rock Trail starts off of Bogus Basin Road and begins on an easement obtained by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. From there, the trail crosses Forest service property and finally onto Boise City Property. The trail is well-marked and is the main trunk trail for a lot of other trails in the system. This trail uses a lot of old roads so it can get wider than singletrack in spots.

Description

The best route using Stack Rock is to stay left after the large berm. This direction has a steeper climb but allows you to hike down the handbuilt singletrack sections that twist through the forest. On a weekend, this trail can get very busy, especially if it is hot in the valley.

A stop at Stack Rock is a must since it is such an impressive formation jutting out of the ridgeline and also a very prominent landmark from Boise.

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Shared By:

Chris Wandervans

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 17 votes

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Photos

Descending through forest from Stack Rock.
Dec 30, 2015 near Boise, ID
Stack Rock from the Stack Rock Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Boise, ID
An adventurer checks out the huge rock formation.
May 23, 2017 near Boise, ID

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Aug 1, 2020
Dennis Olson
Mixed Freddy's Stack Rock Trail our with the green Stack Rock Trail back to the trailhead development. Long but beautiful, hot afternoon and evening. 10.4mi — 4h 25m
Aug 26, 2019
Melinda Hough
9.8mi — 3h 53m
Jul 28, 2019
Tim Root
6.3mi — 8h 00m
Jun 16, 2019
Norm Stewart
May 18, 2019
Green Queen
10mi — 3h 51m
Oct 7, 2018
Nilu Basnet
Finished at 1 8mi
Sep 22, 2018
Craig Pfaff
Out and back to the peak. Ate lunch and enjoyed the views from the rocks for about 45mins. Trails are dry and in great condition. 8mi
Sep 5, 2018
Kendra Lacy