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The Ridge to Rivers partnership, led by the City of Boise, is committed to making sure people of all abilities have access to the Boise Foothills. There are a variety of trail types and experiences offered within the Ridge to Rivers Trail System for people who use mobility devices. Please keep in mind, trails in the Boise Foothills often have varying widths, soil makeup and grades. We are committed to making sure people of all abilities can experience the mental and physical benefits of the outdoors.

Looking for advice or a trail recommendation? Please email us so we can help.

Our trail team has put together some information, broken down by open space reserve, with specific trail details to inform your experience.

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Accessible Trails

Camel's Back/Hulls Gulch Reserve

Trailheads

  • 9th Street (25 parking spots, unpaved, no designated ADA spaces) – Bus Route 16, N 9th Street & W Brumback Street
  • The Grove (24 parking spots, unpaved, no designated ADA spaces) – Bus Route 16, N 9th Street & W Brumback Street
  • Hulls Gulch (11 parking spots, unpaved, 1 designated ADA space)

Trail Details

Accessible via the Grove Trailhead

This trail is a minimum 40 inches wide with a relatively flat grade and little in the way of physical obstacles (some embedded but protruding rocks and exposed roots). There is limited visibility for trail users traveling in either direction in a couple short locations. The trail is .34 miles long and dogs must remain on-leash.

Accessible via the Grove Trailhead and Golf Finch Trail

The trail is a minimum 48 inches wide with a relatively flat grade and no obstacles. It does contain one short soft sand section that can be somewhat off-camber (where the outside edge of the trail is lower than the inside edge) on the west side of the pond. The loop is .22 miles long and dogs must remain on-leash.

The trail is accessible via Hulls Pond Loop and is less than a mile long. This trail narrows just after the second bridge, which is approximately ¼-mile from the junction with Hulls Pond Loop.

This is a pedestrian only trail that is a minimum 36 inches wide. It is relatively flat in grade to just beyond the second bridge along the trail (the bridges cross Hulls Creek). Each bridge users will cross is made of wood and is 36 inches wide. The trail becomes much narrower (true singletrack width which is 24-28 inches wide) and is lined with brush beyond the second bridge. Dogs must remain on-leash on this trail.

Accessible via the Grove Trailhead off 8th Street Extension

Both trails are a minimum 48 inches wide and have relatively flat grades with little in the way of physical obstacles in the soil (embedded but protruding rocks and exposed roots). The Grove is a .26-mile pedestrian only trail that provides shade. Dogs do not have to remain on leash. Owl’s Roost contains one short section with an approximately 5% grade approximately .63 miles from the start of the trail (just before the junction with Kestrel trail). It is .64 miles long and dogs do not have to remain on-leash. Be aware that Owl’s Roost is a popular trail with mountain bikers.

Hillside to Hollow Reserve

Trailheads

  • Hillside to Hollow (25 parking spots, paved, including 1 ADA van accessible spot) – Bus Route 10, W Hill Road & N Bogus Basin Road
  • Hillside (60 parking spots, paved, including 1 ADA van accessible spot, 1 ADA accessible spot)

Trail Details

Accessible via Hillside to Hollow Trailhead

This trail is made up of an all-weather surface material consisting of smoother, compacted road mix. It is 48 to 60 inches wide in places, with excellent sight lines. The trail is very flat for the first .8 miles. Then, the final .1-mile climbs very aggressively to a saddle at a 16-20% grade. Please note, trails leading away from the saddle are too narrow for handbike or wheelchair access. Dogs are allowed off-leash.

Harrison Hollow Reserve Trail #57 in Hillside to Hollow Reserve

Harrison Hollow Reserve Trail #57 in Hillside to Hollow Reserve

Military Reserve

Trailheads

  • Cottonwood Creek (20 parking spots, unpaved) – Bus Route 16, N Robbins Road & Vogel Drive
  • Freestone (8 parking spots, unpaved)
  • J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park (30 parking spots, paved, including 1 ADA van accessible spot, 1 ADA accessible spot) – Bus Route 16, N Robbins Road & Vogel Drive; on Access Bus Route

Trail Details

This trail is minimum seventy-two inches wide. It’s very flat with a rocky surface and can be accessed via paved parking (2 ADA accessible spots available) located off Mountain Cove Road at the J.A. and Kathryn Alberton Family Foundation Bike Park (750 Mountain Cove Road). The loop is just under a half-mile long and dogs must remain on-leash. There is a gate with the road to prevent vehicular access on the loop.

This is an old roadbed and has sandier soils. It is very wide and relatively flat with few obstacles. It does have a rocky incline. It can be accessed via the Cottonwood Creek Trailhead. The trail is .7 miles long and dogs must remain on-leash.

This trail is .97 miles in length.  It is quite flat with open sight lines, and a minimum of 36 inches wide.  This is a busy, shared use trail open to all non-motorized users.  Mountain Cove is designated a “Slow Zone” trail.

Oregon Trail Reserve

Trailheads

  • Parking lot at corner of Orchid and Lake Forest Drive (20 parking spots, paved, including 2 ADA accessible spots)
  • Parking lot at corner of Kelton and Lake Forest Drive (9 parking spots, paved, 1 van ADA accessible spot, 1 ADA accessible spot)

Trail Details

This is a pedestrian only trail that is a minimum 36 inches wide. It is flat with no obstacles. This trail is approximately 1-mile in length, however the .1-mile section on the east end known as the historic Kelton Ramp which links Rim Trail to Basalt Trail #102 is steep, rocky and does not meet accessibility guidelines.  All dogs must remain on leash. It is accessible via the Oregon Trail Trailhead.

The trail is minimum 36 inches wide and flat. There are no rocky obstacles along the trail. The trail is accessed from the Oregon Trail Trailhead and is a mile long. Dogs must remain on-leash.

Table Rock Reserve

Trailhead

  • Old Pen (60 parking spots, unpaved) - Bus Route 17 (Old Penitentiary & E Old Penitentiary Road)

Trail Details

  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Trail #19A
    Trail is 1.2 miles and dogs are permitted off-leash. NOTES: Trail contains an all-weather surface of compacted road mix. It is 48” wide and very flat, with excellent sight lines.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Trail #19A in Table Rock Reserve

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Trail #19A in Table Rock Reserve

Adaptive Bike Trails

Many Ridge to Rivers trails follow old jeep routes – meaning that they are relatively wide, with flat and steeper sections inter-mixed. These can make for enjoyable but challenging outings on an adaptive mountain bike or handcycle. It is important to note that adaptive mountain bikes and other hand powered vehicles are not allowed on trails that are too narrow to accommodate their width for resource protection and safety purposes.

Bogus Basin

Traveling Eastbound I-84

Take the City Center Exit onto I-184. Take the River Street Exit. Turn left on 15th (heading North). Turn left on Hayes (heading West). Hayes takes a sharp right-hand corner where it becomes Harrison Boulevard (heading North). Go approximately 2 miles and Harrison Boulevard crosses Hill Road and becomes Bogus Basin road.

Traveling Westbound I-84

Take the City Center/Franklin Exit. Keep in the left-hand lane to head into City Center on I-184. Take the River Street Exit. Turn left on 15th (heading North). Turn left on Hayes (heading West). Hayes takes a sharp right-hand corner where it becomes Harrison Boulevard (heading North). Go approximately 2 miles and Harrison Boulevard crosses over Hill Road and becomes Bogus Basin Road.

Look for the Bogus Basin sales office located at 2600 Bogus Basin road (Highlands Village) where you can purchase lift tickets, season passes, lease equipment and retail items. Continue 16 miles up Bogus Basin Road (heading North) to the J.R. Simplot Lodge base area and parking lot. Rental & retail shops, ticket office, food & beverage, and ski school are all located at the J.R. Simplot Lodge area.

Ski area cat tracks and Nordic trails at Bogus Basin

Most cat tracks on the mountain and many of the Nordic trails double as hiking and mountain biking routes during the summer months. These routes are wide, though often steep and have areas of limited visibility. It is not uncommon to encounter Bogus Basin service vehicles along the following cat tracks/trails: Sunshine, Pioneer, Bogus Creek, Packing, Lodge, Cabin Traverse. For more information on trails at Bogus Basin, visit their website: https://bogusbasin.org/the-mountain/overview/trail-maps/

Boise River Wildlife Management Area

Access is available from S Council Spring Road. There is a small unpaved parking area at the end of the road.

Trail Details

This trail is steep and gains 1,000 feet of elevation aggressively along an old road route classified as containing dirt and rocks. The trail is wide with long sight lines. It’s a little over two miles long and dogs must remain on-leash.

Homestead Trail #12 in Boise River Wildlife Management Area

Homestead Trail #12 in Boise River Wildlife Management Area

Camel’s Back/Hull’s Gulch Reserve

Trailheads

  • 9th Street (25 parking spots, unpaved, no designated ADA spaces) – Bus Route 16, N 9th Street & W Brumback Street
  • The Grove (24 parking spots, unpaved, no designated ADA spaces) – Bus Route 16, N 9th Street & W Brumback Street
  • Hulls Gulch (11 parking spots, unpaved, 1 designated ADA space)

Trail Details

This 2-mile trail is minimum 48 inches wide. There is a steep 200-foot climb approximately 600 feet beyond the Kestrel Trail junction. Beyond that climb, the trail is flat with good sight lines. We recommend turning around at the junction with 8th Street Motorcycle Trail #4. Sight lines diminish and the trail narrows. Dogs are allowed off-leash. This is a popular trail for mountain bikers.

This one-mile trail is minimum 36 inches wide, with uneven tread, but relatively few obstacles other than drain dips designed to mitigate erosion. The first half of the trail from Lower Hulls Gulch trailhead is relatively flat, with some blind corners. The second half of the trail climbs relatively steeply with good sight lines. Dogs are allowed off-leash. This is a popular trail for mountain bikers.

This 1.5-mile trail has a mix of tread conditions ranging from soft sand closer to the Camel’s Back area, to road mix at the northern end. The width also ranges from a full road size down to 48 inches wide. Sight lines are fairly good, although the trail is heavily used by mountain bikers and hikers. This trail is relatively flat, with one short, notable climb in the Hulls Pond area immediately beyond the Hulls Pond trail connection. There is a dog on-leash route and a dog off-leash route at Red Fox Trail.

This is a mountain bike only trail with lots of rollers, berms and corners. The trail is only open to downhill bike traffic. It is closed to all other uses. The trail has excellent sight lines and is accessible via Ridgecrest and Central Ridge Trails. Dogs are allowed off-leash.

Central Foothills

Trailheads

  • Corrals (6 parking spots, located on the roadside, unpaved)
  • Miller Gulch (30 parking spots, unpaved)

Trail Details

The first 1.5 miles of this trail from the Hull’s Gulch Trailhead off 8th Street are relatively flat and wide (10-12 feet) with long sightlines. Beyond this point, the trail continued another 3+ miles and becomes increasingly rocky, narrow and steep. Dogs are allowed off-leash.

The first 3.8 miles of this trail follow an old jeep route. The route is wide enough for adaptive mountain bikes, though it’s quite steep in places and is a very consistent climb. The final mile of this trail becomes progressively narrower and rockier, prohibiting adaptive mountain bike use. The sight lines are excellent on this trail and dogs are allowed off-leash.

Hard Guy Trail #33 in Central Foothills

Hard Guy Trail #33 in Central Foothills

Table Rock Reserve

Trailhead

  • Old Pen (60 parking spots, unpaved) – Bus Route 17 (Old Penitentiary & E Old Penitentiary Road)

Trail Details

This is a wide (8-10 feet) 1.59-mile trail, with long sight lines. It is a very aggressive climb, with an elevation gain of 800 feet. Users will encounter challenging rock features in the first ¼ mile of the trail. All other trails in the Table Rock area are too narrow for adaptive mountain bikes.

Table Rock Trail #15 in Table Rock Reserve

Table Rock Trail #15 in Table Rock Reserve

E-Bike Information

The City of Boise does provide an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals with a mobility disability to ride an e-bike as defined by the City of Boise on certain city-owned Ridge to Rivers trails. Users are asked to visit either the Boise Parks and Recreation Admin Office (1104 Royal Blvd.) or the Fort Boise Community Center (700 Robbins Rd.) to complete the accommodation process. Please bring the following:

  • A valid state-issued disability parking placard or other state-issued proof of disability
  • Documentation from your e-bike purchase that outlines the power output of your e-bike motor (must be no more than 750 watts with a top speed of 20 m.p.h.)

Questions? Please call the Boise Parks and Recreation: 208-608-7600 or email