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Take 2021 Pilot Trail Program Final Survey

The Ridge to Rivers 2021 pilot trail program is coming to a close and trail users have the opportunity to provide feedback on whether the management strategies tested this summer become permanent. 

Back in April, the Ridge to Rivers partnership implemented pilot changes on four trails in the Boise Foothills with a focus on directional and separation of use opportunities: 

  • Lower Hulls Gulch Trail #29– On even numbered days of the month, the trail is closed to all downhill bike travel (open to hikers and equestrians to travel in both directions and open to uphill mountain bikers). On odd numbered days of the month, the trail is only open to downhill bike traffic (closed to all other users). 
  • Polecat Loop Trail #81– All trail users are required to travel one direction (counter-clockwise). The first half-mile of the trail from the Polecat Trailhead on Collister Drive is multi-directional to provide an out-and-back experience at Polecat Reserve. 
  • Around the Mountain Trail #98– All trail users are required to travel one direction (counter-clockwise). This trail is jointly managed by Ridge to Rivers and Bogus Basin. 
  • Bucktail Trail #20A – A new pedestrian-only trail, named Two Point Trail, has been constructed between Central Ridge and Bucktail Trail. The existing Bucktail Trail was modified and is now open to downhill mountain bike travel only. Uphill mountain bike access is via Central Ridge Trail. 

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.