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Mt Heinen: Southeast Ridge Trail

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 4.5 (4)

Views and burning quads abound on this trail.


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4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Point to Point

6,319' 1,926 m

High

3,268' 996 m

Low

3,244' 989 m

Up

193' 59 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

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This is a long and steep trail and the maintenance is not that great. You'll probably lose the trail in the brushy areas, but you'll easily find it again.

This climb is part of the Boise Grand Slam (Kepros Mountain, Cervidae Peak, Shaw Mountain). It's a perfect early spring warm-up when there is still snow in the higher elevations. Some of the early sections are extremely steep and the hard packed dirt and loose rocks make for a tricky ascent.

Overall, this can be a great out-and-back workout with very nice views.

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Seth McFarland

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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Summit of Mt Heinen
Sep 3, 2017 near Idaho City, ID

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Apr 24, 2022
Mike Kymes II
Trail is in good condition — 3h 30m
Aug 14, 2021
Brian Thomas
Serious elevation gain. Last of the Boise Grand Slams 9.4mi — 2h 34m
May 13, 2021
Melanie Rubocki
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