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Stack Rock Trail

Intermediate

Trail

6.3 mile 10.2 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 845' 258 m
Descent: -1,215' -370 m
High: 5,777' 1,761 m
Low: 5,320' 1,622 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

A tour out to the famous Stack Rock.

Chris Wandervans

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Snow bound until May.

Description

The Stack Rock Trail starts off of Bogus Basin Road and begins on an easement obtained by the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. From there, the trail crosses Forest service property and finally onto Boise City Property. The trail is well-marked and is a main trunk trail for a lot of other trails in the system. This trail uses a lot of old roads so can get wider than singletrack in spots.

The best route using Stack Rock is to stay left after the large berm. This direction has a steeper climb but allows you to run down the handbuilt singletrack sections that twist through the forest. On a weekend, this trail can get very busy, especially if it is hot in the valley.

A stop at Stack Rock is a must since it is such an impressive formation jutting out of the ridgeline and also a very prominent landmark from Boise.

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Apr 30, 2015
Karen McPeak
4/29/15. Did the loop from mm13. Was closer to 11 miles

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Photos

Stack Rock from the Stack Rock Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Boise, ID
Descending through forest from Stack Rock.
Dec 30, 2015 near Boise, ID
An adventurer checks out the huge rock formation.
May 23, 2017 near Boise, ID

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