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greenBlue Mores Mountain Trail

Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 488' 149 m
Descent: -459' -140 m
High: 7,197' 2,194 m
Low: 6,709' 2,045 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Sylvia Cooper

Traverse the east side of Mores Mountain on this trail which leads to great views for 50 plus miles.

Sylvia Cooper

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The Mores Mountain Nature Loop allows for a shorter hike. Additionally, a picnic area at the trailhead allows for relaxation after the hike.

Open June-October, depending on snow conditions.

Description

From the trailhead, go a short distance bearing left at the first intersection. Continue on switchbacks up through granite rock outcroppings with views into the Boise valley. The trail then meanders through low brush until it comes out on the east slope of the mountain.

This portion of the trail is exposed with travel through scree. Loop around Mores Mountain with great views to the west. The trail then wanders through ponderosa pine forest and loops back out into sagebrush flat to complete the hike.

Flora & Fauna

The trail is a wonderful opportunity to view wildflowers, including lupine, goldenweed, indian paintbrush, and sandwort. Watch for stinging nettle. Black bears, elk, mountain lions, deer and many birds live in this area.

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Jun 18, 2019
Melinda Hough
Wild flowers not out yet, but still really fun with the kids 2.3mi — 1h 29m
Jun 8, 2019
Will Haman
Trailhead gate is closed, likely due to trail conditions. Had to come up the extension trail further down the road. Lots of snow up top and downed… 1.9mi — 1h 00m
Jul 20, 2018
Craig Pfaff
Flowers are still out! Trail is dry and dusty, great views. Lots of butterflies! 2mi
Jul 16, 2018
Melinda Hough
Jun 30, 2018
Mark Elli
lovely views and wildflowers 1.9mi
Jun 16, 2018
Jeff Grissom
Aug 12, 2017
Andrew Poley
1.9mi
Oct 1, 2016
Rick Munster

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  4.3 from 9 votes

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  4.3 from 9 votes
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#165

in Idaho

#4,972

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