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Cervidae South East Ridge

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 4.5 (10)

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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Map Key

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

Features Views · Wildlife

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Seth McFarland

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  4.5 from 10 votes

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View at the Top
Jul 4, 2018 near Boise, ID
Sunrise from the trail!
Oct 16, 2021 near Boise, ID

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May 31, 2022
Ryan Jordan
Apr 30, 2022
Mike Kymes II
4.7mi — 2h 13m
Apr 30, 2022
Phoebe Kinzelman
consistent pace on the way up — 2h 30m
Oct 16, 2021
Phoebe Kinzelman
4.4mi — 2h 20m
May 23, 2021
Michael Warburton
What a fun struggle to get to the top. Beautiful time of year to go because of the wild flowers 5.7mi — 2h 34m
May 7, 2021
Megan Peasley
2.3mi — 1h 35m
Mar 3, 2021
Jo Mo
May 31, 2020
Jennifer Chaboya
Stunning views, steep terrain. Fun running down. 4.7mi — 2h 21m