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    • Bruneau, Idaho

      Hike the Bruneau Sand Dunes

      4.1
      3 mi / 470 ft gain
      Set off from the Bruneau Lake parking lot and circumnavigate the lake in a clockwise direction. The hike traverses small rolling dunes before beginning it's ascent of the big dune. The big dune rises 450 feet and it's loose sand is both entertaining to climb as well as a test of patience.The 360 ...
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    • Bruneau, Idaho

      Hike the Rim of Bruneau Canyon

      4.0
      5 mi / 100 ft gain
      From the small town of Bruneau turn east on Hot Springs Road (set odometer) and continue for 15.6 miles on a well maintained dirt road. Turn right at the "Overlook" sign and continue for another 3 miles. The road terminates at a dirt parking area.The drive to Bruneau Canyon is through remote and ...
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    • Elmore County, Idaho

      Explore the South Fork of the Boise River

      3.8
      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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    • Grand View, Idaho

      Hike the Oolite Interpretive Trail

      5.0
      1 mi / 200 ft gain
      The two to three car parking area is situated at about and elevation of 3000 feet. Situated 200 feet up the interpretive trail stand the oolite rock structures. These structures stretch on for as far as you can see, and only a minute portion are included in the article photography.Access to the t...
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    • Boise, Idaho

      Cervidae Peak

      4.0
      4.48 mi / 1827 ft gain
      From the peak the views are limitless, a full 360 degrees of landmarks like Lucky Peak Reservoir. Wildlife is quite abundant and if you're lucky you may be able to spot herds of antelope, deer, and elk. My favorite time to do this hike is during the earlier hours of the day. It offers a beautiful...
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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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    • Murphy, Idaho

      Hike Swan Falls and Wees Bar Petroglyphs

      12 mi / 839 ft gain
      To start your journey, you must cross the Swan Falls Dam. It’s a low-level thrill but it is not often you get to walk on top of a hydroelectric dam. If you are bringing a four-legged friend with you, make sure you have some treats to lure them across. The pathway across the dam is steel grate and...
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    • Hill City, Idaho

      Photograph the Camas Lilies on the Camas Prairie

      4.0
      Each spring the Camas Prairie comes alive with acres of vibrant Camas lilies. The bloom lasts from late May to mid-June.From Route 20 turn south onto Wolf Lane east of Hill City, following the Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area signs. The road is dirt but passable for sedans.Stop at the Ce...
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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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    • Boise, Idaho

      Float the Boise River

      5.0
      Floating the Boise River is the perfect leisurely summer activity for families and those who just want to relax outdoors. You'll enter the river at Barber Park, then float past beautiful trees and greenery on your way down to Ann Morrison Park. The whole trip takes about 2-3 hours. To start, unle...
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    • Boise, Idaho

      Hike or Bike Table Rock Quarry Trail

      4.5
      3.7 mi
      Boise has plenty of trails to choose from when it comes to short accessible hikes. If you're looking for panoramic views of the treasure valley then this is a great place to start.  Table Rock Quarry has 4 different trails to choose from ranging all skill levels and distances. There are a mix of ...
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    • Boise, Idaho

      Photograph Freak Alley

      5.0
      This alley is a Boise must-see. Local street artists regularly change up the gallery, so there's always something new to see!  You can park anywhere you can find a spot! If you're luck you can find a spot on the side of the street along the shops, but if not, you can park further down past the ca...
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    • Kuna, Idaho

      Explore Kuna Caves, Idaho

      3.4
      To access the Kuna Caves, turn onto Kuna Cave Rd, then take a right on Black Cat Rd. Next turn left on an unmarked road - if you reach W. Dickman Rd you've gone too far. You will then need to open a cattle gate, designating public BLM land. Past the gate, follow the dirt "road" for a hundred feet...
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    • Boise, Idaho

      Freddy's Stack Rock Loop

      4.0
      11.34 mi / 2044 ft gain
      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. Getti...
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    • Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

      Mountain Bike 'Around the Mountain' at Bogus Basin

      5.0
      9.5 mi / 1450 ft gain
      'Around the Mountain' is a local mountain bike favorite in Boise. To get there, head up Bogus Basin Road for the full 16 miles until you get to the ski parking lot. Park in the line of cars facing the ski slope. Once you've checked your bike and you're ready to ride, take the trail that begins ju...
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    Camping and Lodging in Mountain Home

    Dog Creek (Id)
    Mountain Home, Idaho

    Dog Creek (Id)

    Elks Flat Campground
    Mountain Home, Idaho

    Elks Flat Campground

    Macks Creek Park
    Boise, Idaho

    Macks Creek Park

    Big Trinity Cabin
    Mountain Home, Idaho

    Big Trinity Cabin

    Robie Creek Park Group Shelter
    Boise, Idaho

    Robie Creek Park Group Shelter

    Baumgartner Campground
    Mountain Home, Idaho

    Baumgartner Campground

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Mountain Home

    Roadtripping Idaho's Stunning Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

    Roadtripping Idaho's Stunning Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

    Sara Sheehy