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Mores Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (11)

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


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

7,197' 2,194 m

High

6,709' 2,045 m

Low

488' 149 m

Up

459' 140 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Off-leash

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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Shared By:

Sylvia Cooper

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  4.4 from 11 votes

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  4.4 from 11 votes
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#266

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Oct 2, 2020
Alysha L
Jul 5, 2019
John Murray
Wasn't keeping track of time, just happy to be hiking with my family along this beautiful trail! 1.9mi
Jul 1, 2019
Jim Storm
What a great trail. Wild flowers were out. Great weather. North side of trail a little steeper then the South side. Would definitely do it again. 2mi — 11h 00m
Jul 1, 2019
Kristy Storm
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