Welcome to the Boise National Forest








The Boise National Forest’s vast landscape spans over 2.5 million acres of diverse forest and grassland. Located northeast of Idaho’s capital city of Boise, recreationists can explore the North Fork Payette River Canyon at 2,800 feet in elevation to the nearly 10,000 foot peak of Trinity Mountain. Whether you choose to explore any of more than 500 trails, or cool off in one of over 250 lakes and reservoirs, the Boise National Forest is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s dream!


  • Fire Information

    Stay Safe COVID

    Learn about wildfire prevention, response and recover on the Boise National Forest. Always know before you go to help ensure your own safety!

  • Videos – Discover the Boise National Forest

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    Discover the lands of the Boise National Forest and its 2.5million acres of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and grasslands. Learn about recreational opportunities, places of interest, and more on our video page.

  • How the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19

    Stay Safe COVID

    Boise National Forest employees ask the public to recreate responsibly.Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. CDC COVID Health Guidelines