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Homestead Trail #12

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An easy trail to an abandoned homestead with mild elevation gain and loss.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

84%

Runnable

3,797' 1,157 m

High

2,875' 876 m

Low

922' 281 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Turn back if the trail is muddy.

Description

This is a short trail, and it's great for kids or out-of-towners who want to get a feel for the Boise outdoors but who may not be experienced trail users. Be sure to bring sun protection and plenty of water and try to avoid the heat of mid-day, as this trail sees very little shade. In addition, this trail climbs about 600 ft., and the though mild, the grade is steady for the 2.5 mile duration of the trail.

Flora & Fauna

You'll see and hear meadowlarks, redtailed hawks, kestrels, and the displays of lupine and arrowleaf balsamroot are spectacular in April and May.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ridge to Rivers

Shared By:

Peggy Jordan

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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#236

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Beautiful flowers in late April!
Apr 30, 2018 near Boise, ID
The trail is in great shape. Great for MTB, trail running, and hiking!
Apr 30, 2018 near Boise, ID
Early on the trail.
Apr 30, 2018 near Boise, ID
Looking up the valley in late April. Beautiful!
Apr 30, 2018 near Boise, ID
More beautiful flowers along the hillside.
Apr 30, 2018 near Boise, ID
Looking down into the valley from the connection with Lucky Peak trail #6
Apr 30, 2018 near Boise, ID

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