Boise was made for hiking. If you weren’t a hiker before you moved here, the picturesque backdrop of the Boise Foothills and 190 miles of interconnecting trails known as Ridge to Rivers just might convince you. With so many family-friendly hikes that are easily accessible from anywhere in the valley, introducing your family to hiking is fun and easy to do. Table Rock, located right outside downtown Boise, is the most popular trail. This location makes it quick and easy to reach the trailhead. The trail is short—about a mile and a half up—but steep, making for a good workout. Upon reaching the top, the view overlooking downtown and the valley is remarkable.
The 21-mile drive up to Bogus Basin offers numerous trailhead opportunities for a splendid hike in the foothills. Once at the top of Bogus Basin, hikers can explore the many trails in the shade of the pine trees overlooking the vast valley below.
From short, flat trails to rigorous climbs, hiking in Idaho will make for an adventurous day outdoors.