FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH TRAIL CONDITION REPORT: If you are a lover of our trail system, today is the type of day you should fear. We have extremely wet trails as the snow is melting, and a beautiful sunny day in the forecast - the kind of day that people can't seem to resist heading into the Foothills, regardless of conditions. And the kind of day that their use causes significant trail damage.
If you get up early, you will find frozen trails - at least until around mid-morning when conditions will begin to soften and trails will become very muddy. Your best bet to avoid this mud as the day progresses will be to choose trails that remain relatively shaded, as they will likely continue to be snow-covered and firm: Lower Hulls Gulch, Bob's, Cottonwood, Dry Creek, 5-Mile, and our all-weather options will be your best bet this afternoon - as out and back trips. If you try your usual loop you will undoubtedly run in to muddy conditions.
One last note - trails will be icy and slippery this morning due to yesterday's melt, so bring traction to keep yourself upright!
TABLE ROCK TRAILS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL USES after 10:00 am due to muddy conditions.
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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.