Mores Mountain Interpretive Trail


Western Tanager by Ann Thornton

Mores Mountain Interpretive Trail is a beautiful walk and an easy get away from Boise.  Located 21 miles north of Boise, past Bogus Basin Ski Area and within the Shafer Butte Recreation Area.  Near the trail there are 7 overnight camping spots and one group site.

The Mores Mountain Loop takes off from Shafer Butte Picnic Area and is a singletrack of 4.25 miles. The hike is moderate to streneous with a vertical gain of 1,000 feet. The loop is great for the entire family!


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At a Glance

Operational Hours: The trail and campground are behind a gate and opened every year when the snow melts.  Usually around June 15, the area is opened for public use.  You may call the Mountain Home District for an update on conditions.  The number is 208-587-7961.
Reservations: Reservations can be made for camping in the Shafer Butte Campground with
Rentals & Guides: Join Forest employees and Master Gardeners this year for guided nature walks.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: yes
Restroom: yes
Passes: Day use fee for parking.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, travel along Bogus Basin Road, (Forest Service (FS) Road 297) for approximately 20 miles.

Continue past the ski area and Nordic Ski Center.

The final three miles are on a gravel road.

Turn right (east) at the campground sign and travel just over a mile to the Shafer Butte Campground and picnic area.

Mores Mountain Interpretive Trail can be accessed from the campground.

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