Happy National Take-a-Hike Day! One of my favorite things about Boise and the Treasure Valley as a whole is the easy and quick access to good and beautiful hikes! Whether it is an easy walk or a difficult hike with major elevation gain, Idaho has the hikes that are perfect for you. Go out and enjoy the fresh and crisp air on one of these amazing local hikes.
1. Chukar Butte Trail
Rated at moderate, this 9-mile out-and-back trail is out by Hidden Springs, off the 55. Chukar Butte has gorgeous views and is hiking, horseback, dog, and mountain biking friendly. The highlights of this trail include wildflowers and Frog Pond, and this view of the foothills.
2. Table Rock
A classic and a must-hike when you’re in Boise. Table Rock is a 3-mile out-and-back trail that is rated at moderate. The best part of this hike is the scenic view of the entire Valley! Have fun pointing out the landmarks like Albertson’s Stadium and the Boise Depot. This trail is perfect to explore with friends or the whole family!
3. Jump Creek Falls
This hike offers a different kind of view as the trail ends in a waterfall and pool of water! Only a 0.6-mile walk and rated as easy, this hike is such a fun afternoon activity in the spring or summer. There are plenty of cool caves to see and people love swimming under the falls.
4. Cliffside & Upper Flat Trail
I just found this hike and I am obsessed! It’s a 2.4-mile loop near Boise that is rated at moderate. This trail is great from March through October and has amazing views over Lucky Peak Dam. I took this walk before work one day to enjoy the sunrise with my dog and I can’t wait to go back.
5. Corrals Trail
This is one of my go-to hikes in Boise! It’s a moderate 8.6-mile loop that connects to Bob’s Trail and Highlands Trail Loop to give you some great views of the foothills and over Boise. You can enjoy some solitude just outside the city when you go at quieter times of the day and enjoy the sounds of nature.
I hope you take today to enjoy all the beautiful nature that Idaho has to offer.