Hike or Ride to Stack Rock

Stack Rock Trailhead

Distance

9 Miles

Activities

Rock Climbing, Chillin, Photography, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Dusty Klein

Forest
Romantic
Scenic

This 9-mile trail out-and-back to Stack Rock is great for a hike or mountain bike ride. You'll get the very best view of Boise and the surrounding valley as well as crisp, clean air at 5,200 feet.

The trail to Stack Rock is a well maintained path that generates a lot of attention due to its special destination. The famed rock overlooks the City of Trees and surrounding Treasure Valley. This trek is popular among locals because of its proximity to the city and its spectacular views.

Getting There

From Boise, take Bogus Basin Road 13.1 miles to a small parking area just off of the road to the left. The trail begins from this parking area and the path is easy to locate below. Don't worry about getting lost, the trail is well-marked along the 9-mile trek.

The Trail

The trail is wide and accommodates mountain bikers as well as hikers and trail runners. The terrain is mild and generally flat until about half a mile from the destination. This last stretch is steep but most definitely worth the sweat—as you approach the rock protruding form the trees, you get to see how big this thing actually is. The higher you climb, the better the view you receive from both sides of the rock. Be careful, though—there are gaps in the rocks and it's not recommended to climb unless you're confident you can get up AND down.

Autumn is the prime season for this hike because of the vibrant colors and crisp, clean air. Snowshoeing in the winter would also be an awesome adventure.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Hike With Dogs

Loved the greenery. Great hike with dogs. Doesn't get to busy on the trials.

Trail Currently Closed

Got up there yesterday, 6/12 to a sign warning about the trail being closed due to logging activity and that the land was private.

Amazing

Long hike but flat most of the way, beautiful scenery the entire time

Distance

9 Miles

Activities

Rock Climbing, Chillin, Photography, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Dusty Klein

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