Happy July 4th weekend! Trails are in great shape but its hot out there. You will find more shade and cooler temperatures on the many trails in the Eastside/Stack Rock area or around Bogus Basin.
If you use the trails regularly, you are well aware of the fact that grass growth is at an all time high this summer following all of the late spring rain. These are quickly drying out and becoming extremely flammable. Please remember that fireworks are illegal in the Foothills, and even smoking cigarettes is highly discouraged. Help us spread this message, and if you see any suspect activity with regard to fireworks, please notify Boise Police or Ada County Sheriff's office.
Lastly, remember that the trails are and will be busy. Please use good trail etiquette - be friendly, say hello and yield appropriately - everyone is out there to enjoy the trails.
Thank you and have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Not sure where to hike or hike when conditions are wet or muddy? Please visit our Spring Trail Use page for a list of trails to avoid, all-weather trails and good bets.
The Boise Foothills provide a postcard backdrop that inspires and soothes the soul. An interconnected network of roads and trails courses through the hills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. With over 190 miles of trails, there is something for everyone. Here we provide ideas and tips about where to go, how to enjoy the foothills without damaging them and information about the area you may find interesting. As you explore, notice the diversity in the land, the plants and the animals, then imagine our community without this unique treasure. You can help protect and care for this special place by learning more about the land and its needs.