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Cervidae South East Ridge

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 4.6 (8)

A great training hike close to Boise. The going is very steep; lots of deer and elk in the area. Great views of the area.


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2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

4,967' 1,514 m

High

3,123' 952 m

Low

1,869' 570 m

Up

24' 7 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Description

The parking lot is located on the right side of the road. From there, you head up from Highway 21. As you start the hike, you'll cross the road and go around the gate. Follow the bulldozed area up for a few hundred feet until you see an opening in the fence on your left. Go through that and prepare for the climb. The trail continues northeast for less than 0.25 miles until it turns northwest and gains the ridge. Follow this up and over and up and over a few false summits until you reach the top where a few taller bushes guard the summit registry. The summit can't be seen until the very last 0.25 miles. The views of the are from the summit are well worth the trip up!

Flora & Fauna

Deer, sagebrush.

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Shared By:

Seth McFarland

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  4.6 from 8 votes

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Jul 4, 2018 near Boise, ID

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May 31, 2020
Jennifer Chaboya
Stunning views, steep terrain. Fun running down. 4.7mi — 2h 21m
May 31, 2020
Anne Gallegos
2h 19m
Jun 16, 2019
Taylor Gilbertson
Great hike, with nice views from the top, no shade. Steep inclines throughout, but doable. We took 1:30 to get up w/15min break. 1hr down (took time) 4.6mi — 2h 30m
Jun 8, 2019
Alysha L
2h 30m
May 12, 2019
Andrea Gibbens
5.6mi — 3h 45m
Jul 4, 2018
Dylan R
4.8mi
Feb 4, 2018
Alex Hackett