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Connect a couple of the more popular trails around Lower Hull's Gulch for a scenic loop with lots of options to extend.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

94%

Runnable

3,546' 1,081 m

High

2,901' 884 m

Low

645' 197 m

Up

639' 195 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is the quintessential loop at Lower Hull's Gulch. It provides a complete run from an easily accessible parking area for a variety of trail users and four-legged friends. Trail users can expect better views near the high point at the westernmost point of the run.

Need to Know

Multi-use trails. Note that Lower Hull's Gulch is only open to hiking on even-numbered calendar days. This is according to the new Special Trail Management rules in the Boise foothills. If it is an odd-numbered day then you won't be able to hike the loop as shown because on those days Lower Hull's is only open to downhill mountain bike traffic.

Runner Notes

Great spot for a run. Winding trails with sustained grades, good footing, and not a lot of shade opportunities.

Description

This particular route, heading clockwise, ascends the steeper Lower Hull's Gulch Trail #29, allowing hikers and runners to see oncoming mountain bikers, who may be descending with more speed. The trails in this area can be traveled in either direction so visitors can switch it up for variety.

From the high point at the intersection with the 8th Street Motorcycle Trail (#4), the route turns right along a short section of the 8th Street Connection Trail before continuing east down along the Crestline Trail #28, for a final mile along the Kestrel Trail #39A.

Flora & Fauna

Native grasses, forbs, wildflowers e.g. sagebrush, balsamroot, buckwheat.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ridge to Rivers

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert with improvements by Jesse Weber

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Photos

Sculpture at the interpretive center.
Jun 8, 2016 near Boise, ID
Beautiful view from the creek at the top of hulls.
Mar 26, 2020 near Boise, ID
A nice watering hole at the top of Lower Hulls Gulch Trail.
Feb 1, 2016 near Boise, ID

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