The Best Camping in Boise

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Top camping spots in and near Boise

  • Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

    Bogus Basin Road to Mores Mountain

    8.41 mi / 1234 ft gain
    Bogus Basin Road to Mores Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Boise, Idaho.
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  • Elmore County, Idaho

    Explore the South Fork of the Boise River

    4.5
    In just over an hour, you can leave downtown Boise and arrive above Arrowrock Reservoir in a location so unique that you won't believe you're still in Idaho. The South Fork of the Boise River provides excitement for campers, wildlife lovers, and outdoor goers. Although I just visited for the firs...
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  • Murphy, Idaho

    Mountain Bike to the Petroglyphs at Wees Bar

    2.0
    12.2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    At Wees Bar, a remote area accessible only by bike or foot, explore hundreds of petroglyphs carved into glacial boulders by Native Americans 12,000 years ago. Begin at the Swan Falls Dam parking lot. Bring a fat bike in late summer and fall to glide over the dry, loose dirt that forms as the cany...
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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

    Relax at Big and Little Trinity Lakes

    6 mi / 300 ft gain
    Because of the altitude of the this lake, the road to it doesn't open up until mid to late July. You can still get to the lake, but it is a 6 mi round trip hike down a dusty dirt road. It gets old. When the road is open, you can drive right up to the lake.  To get there, right before the town of ...
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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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  • Garden Valley, Idaho

    Soak in Pine Flats Hot Springs

    3.6
    0.5 mi
    The secret is out about Idaho's plethora of hot springs... but this one truly is special. It's highlighted by a warm waterfall that pours into a pool on the banks of the Payette. These springs are only about an hour and a half drive from Boise.To get there from the City of Trees, head north on Hw...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs

    4.6
    Soaking in Kirkham is like soaking in a dream. Numerous geothermal springs of varying temperature await at the bottom of a small wooden staircase. Hot water pours over the cliff into pools below and literally feels like a natural shower. If that's not enough, enjoy the rush and beauty of the Paye...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Jennie Lake Trail

    8.62 mi / 2024 ft gain
    Jennie Lake Trail is a 14.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lowman, Idaho.
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  • Boise County, Idaho

    Hike to Jennie Lake

    4.0
    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 yo...
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Hike to 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 estab...
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  • Garden Valley, Idaho

    Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

    4.0
    Idaho is known for its pristine rivers and countless geothermal pools. The Rocky Canyon Hot Springs epitomizes both of these and will leave you begging to stay. From Boise, hop in the car and head north, I'll see you in Crouch. Take Hwy. 55 to Banks, which doubles as a landmark town to remember t...
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