The Ridge to Rivers partnership is testing several new management strategies on trails in the Boise Foothills in 2021. The pilot program is expected to take place through November 1 and is based on industry best practices and feedback from local trail users.
2021 pilot management strategies are being implemented on the following trails with a focus on directional and separation of use opportunities:
New signage has been added at parking lots, trailheads, and trail junctions at pilot program locations. Volunteer trail rangers will be visiting pilot program trails to educate users and answer questions. Thank you for your patience, kindness and cooperation this season as our partnership tests these new strategies.
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.