Hiking on a quiet trail on a warm summer morning is truly one of the most exquisite simple joys of life. There is just something about the fresh air and being surrounded by the beauty of nature that is so rejuvenating. Well, if you’re wondering where the best places around Boise and the Treasure Valley to hike this year are, then we have the list for you! We have highlighted a few of our favorite family friendly hiking spots as well as how to check the trail conditions to make sure your hike is as nice as possible.
Camel’s Back Park is conveniently located near the Hyde Park shopping district. The park itself is feature rich with lots of amenities for families looking to have a fun picnic or birthday party or for you to lay in the grass and read a good book on a sunny afternoon. The trailhead is at the rear of the park where the large hill formations start. Click the link above for a comprehensive map for more details. The trail itself is about 2 miles long and is for intermediate skill levels. It features beautiful views of the city and lots of places to stop and rest and enjoy the scenery. Bring your camera or smartphone!
This is really more of an epicenter of trails than an individual trail itself. The Table Rock area is an excellent mix of challenging and beginner friendly trails that offers some of the best views and scenery in the state. The best news is that it is very close to downtown Boise but feels like you’re a hundred miles away. Start by driving up to the Old Penitentiary parking lot, located at 2421 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712. From there you can choose all sorts of adventures and can even hike all the way up to Table Rock itself! You’ll feel on top of the world!
It helps to know what conditions are going to be like. You don’t want to get caught out on a muddy trail or in a sudden thunderstorm. Checking the weather is great, but you will also need to check the trail conditions. That’s where Trailforks.com comes in! In the link above, you will find detailed (and constantly updated) trail conditions for just about every trail in the Treasure Valley and beyond! Never set foot on another trail without knowing exactly what to expect from now on. This info definitely helps, but to be extra careful, always bring an umbrella in your car or day pack and double up on water whenever possible.
So, with a little knowhow and some patience, you can enjoy every inch of Idaho’s beautiful hiking trails in no time! Let us know if you or someone you know may be in need of a commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!