FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH WEEKEND TRAIL REPORT:
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.
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.