Best Backpacking in Boise

Looking for the best backpacking in Boise? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Boise. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

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  • Snowshoe to Skyline Yurt

    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...

    5 miles 650 ft gain

  • Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt

    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 thr...

    2.6 miles 549 ft gain

  • Hike to Jennie Lake

    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 breez...

  • Hike to Steel Lake

    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 ...

    7.2 miles 1980 ft gain