TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST TRAIL CONDITION REPORT:
The second morning of spring has greeted us with a wintry start, as we have 1 - 2 inches of wet snow in the lower foothills and more up high. As such, your trail options are very limited this morning - Please stick to All-Weather Trails if you have to be in the Foothills.
There is a fair chance that sandier trails will dry adequately by later afternoon, as we have a forecast high of 51 degrees and sunny skies. We will do our best to update conditions as warranted.
The temptation will be great to push on in the sunshine this afternoon. Please don't continue if you encounter muddy conditions. Turn around and find a drier alternative.
For a more complete list and to find a list of muddy trail alternatives please reference the.
Check out our Interactive Map to see specific trail conditions - which admittedly are few today...
Using trails when they are muddy is the leading cause of trail damage on the Ridge to Rivers system.
Hawkins Reserve Encompasses Important Wildlife Habitat
A new, fully accessible pedestrian-only trail that will connect with and parallel the current Grove Trail in Hulls Gulch Reserve. The approximately .4 mile section will turn the trail into a loop creating a longer trail experience for users.Learn More
The relocation of a portion of Red Fox Trail in Camel’s Back Reserve to mitigate the build-up of deep sand that can inhibit use for those in wheel-chairs or who use other devices to improve mobility. The 100 foot long reroute will also improve safety and connect users with other accessible trails nearby.Learn More
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.