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Yellow flowers along mountain trail


The Boise National Forest hosts over 1200 miles of trails through areas of steep mountains, fast rivers and dense forests. 

All types of users will enjoy the trails with every season.

Backpack among unique wildflowers, fish an alpine lake, take photos along miles of beautiful trails. 

Trails range from 2,600 to 9,800 feet. 

Make sure you pack plenty of survival supplies for daily changes in forest conditions.

View and print the general trail maps listed by Ranger District and don't forget to pick up a free Motor Vehicle Use Map and the Forest travel map as a quick guide to the extensive trail system.



Trail Crews Tackle Rugged and Beautiful Terrain Clearing and Mananging Trails. 

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The Boise National Forest is fortunate to host a trail crew again this summer that will tackle a number of projects on the Cascade and Lowman Ranger Districts.  The priority tasks scheduled for the 9-person crew include replacing the bridge in the Sixteen-to-One and Bull Creek trail area, re-routing the Old Thunder Mountain Road for ATV use in areas that have experienced landslides, and adding a boardwalk over a deep bog on the Eagle Nest Trail to benefit mountain bikers, hikers and motorized users. 


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This is not the first time the Forest has benefited from the work of a trail crew.  This will be the fourth year that a trail crew has cleared hundreds of downed trees and brush from trails, particularly in areas previously burned by fire. They have also replaced multiple bridges and culverts in an effort to keep trails clear and safe for thousands of visitors to enjoy.

Their work is supplemented by coordinating with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and its Idaho Ranger program which also clears trails. Plus trail work by volunteers including the Treasure Valley Trail Machine Association, Emmett Rough Riders, Boise ATV Trail Riders, Squaw Butte Backcountry Horsemen and Treasure Valley Backcountry Horsemen adds to the continuing effort to improve trail experiences.

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