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HAWKINS RANGE RESERVE TEMPORARY CLOSURE


Hawkins Range Reserve trailhead and trails are going to be closed for up to two days starting on July 17th.

Work needs to be completed on the existing drainage infrastructure to ensure the longevity of the roadway and maintain access to the trails. We appreciate your patience as these improvements are completed.

Sorry for this inconvenience to users — and stay tuned for updates on reopening!


Hawkins Loop Trail (5.7 miles)

Trail and Trailhead Information

Hawkins Range Reserve is a beautiful addition to the recreational offerings in the Boise Foothills. The reserve, which is located off N. Bogus Basin Road, features a 5.7-mile directional trail called Hawkins Loop and .6-mile nested trail called Harrow Trail. The paved trailhead is located in a unique area of the Boise Foothills that until now has not been accessible to the public. It offers a restroom and horse trailer parking.

Hawkins Range Reserve and all trail access is closed seasonally from December 1 to April 30 to protect critical habitat and important wildlife corridors for the animals who call the foothills home. In addition, dogs are required to remain on-leash on all trails in the reserve from May 1 through June 15 to protect elk calving in the area. Dogs will be allowed off-leash but must be under voice control at all times from June 16 to November 30 annually. A gate is installed at the Hawkins Range Reserve Trailhead that automatically closes from dusk to dawn each day.

Hawkins Range Reserve spans 393 acres of foothills property off Bogus Basin Road. It is owned by the City of Boise and managed by the Ridge to Rivers Trail System partnership.

The property was protected in 2015 with the purchase of land owned by the Hawkins family, the Berry family and other properties owned by the Idaho Humane Society.

Public and partner agency engagement efforts began in 2017 and included federal and state environmental review, open houses, online surveys and virtual events.

Hawkins Range Reserve officially opened to the public on May 4, 2023. The recreation destination in the Boise Foothills offers two directional trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.