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The Best Backpacking in Boise

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Top backpacking spots in and near Boise

  • Boise, Idaho

    Corral to Hard Guy to Shingle Creek to Dry Creek Loop

    16.66 mi / 3133 ft gain
    Corral to Hard Guy to Shingle Creek to Dry Creek Loop is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Boise, Idaho.
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Dry Creek - Shingle Creek Loop

    13.13 mi / 2244 ft gain
    Dry Creek - Shingle Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Boise, Idaho.
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  • Mountain Home, Idaho

    Danskin Peak Lookout Tower

    16.34 mi / 3760 ft gain
    Danskin Peak Lookout Tower is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Mountain Home, Idaho.
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  • Mountain Home, Idaho

    Rainbow Lakes

    7.85 mi / 2310 ft gain
    Rainbow Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Atlanta, Idaho.
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  • Boise County, Idaho

    Snowshoe to Skyline Yurt

    5.0
    5 mi / 650 ft gain
    This is one of many great Idaho Parks & Rec backcountry yurts. It sits on a ridge above some excellent tree skiing with views that make the hike well worth it! The wood stove will keep you warm on the coldest of nights, and the kitchen has all the utensils to make a delicious meal. Depending ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 549 ft gain
    Gaze at the stars on a crisp night from one of Idaho Park & Rec's best backcountry yurts! Cook a meal in the middle of nowhere with all of the provided utensils. Sleep to the glow of a crackling wood fire as the cozy stove keeps you warm through the night.The adventure begins at Beaver Cree...
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  • Boise County, Idaho

    Jennie Lake Trail

    4.0
    8.38 mi / 1998 ft gain
    Perhaps one of the best beginner-esque lake hikes closest to Boise, making your way to Jennie Lake can either be packed-in overnight or and out-and-back day hike. You'll be delighted by the secluded ambiance of the lake and the cool mountain breeze rushing through the pines. Getting There: Make ...
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Steel Lake

    7.2 mi / 1980 ft gain
    Steel Mountain, which defines the highest point of the Boise National Forest, has the impressive qualities of its neighboring Sawtooths. From its few alpine lakes to its sharp cliff-like ridges, Steel Mountain has something for everybody, as long as you’re willing to work for it. The closest est...
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