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Ridge to Rivers


Wildflower season has begun! Even with the dry conditions, arrow-leaf balsam root is starting to pop in the Foothills. Military Reserve and Hillside to the Hollow Reserve are both great places to catch this bloom in the next few weeks.

Trail crews have been busy maintaining numerous trails lately, aided by adopt a trail volunteers in many locations so you should find most trails in great shape. With the temps climbing up into the mid-70's this weekend should be prime time for hikes, runs and rides in the Foothills.

Please remember to use good trail etiquette, and take the Happy Trails Pledge - be nice out there.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Rock Island Trail

Boise Brewing Crew helping out in Polecat

About Ridge to Rivers

The Boise Foothills provide a postcard backdrop that inspires and soothes the soul. An interconnected network of roads and trails courses through the hills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. With over 190 miles of trails, there is something for everyone. Here we provide ideas and tips about where to go, how to enjoy the foothills without damaging them and information about the area you may find interesting. As you explore, notice the diversity in the land, the plants and the animals, then imagine our community without this unique treasure. You can help protect and care for this special place by learning more about the land and its needs.

2021 Ridge to Rivers Survey Results

Busy Trails in Boise’s Foothills – Setting the Stage for Changing with the Times 
Virtual Meeting 1/19/2021

Thank you to everyone who attended the virtual meeting on January 19, 2021. If you were unable to attend, click the links below: