“Traverse the east side of Mores Mountain on this trail which leads to great views for 50 plus miles.”
— Sylvia Cooper
Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
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.
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.