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Ridge to River Trail System

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Address: 1104 W Royal Blvd, Boise, ID 83706-2840
Phone Number:
+1 208-493-2531
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Table Rock Section behind the Old Penitentiary

The Table Rock Section of the Boise Ridge to River trail system is a short but somewhat steep hike behind the Old Penitentiary and Botanical Gardens off of Warm Springs in East... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer P
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Table Rock Section of the Boise Ridge to River trail system is a short but somewhat steep hike behind the Old Penitentiary and Botanical Gardens off of Warm Springs in East Boise. This is a full sun, no available water hike, so plan accordingly. Some people jog or ride their mountain bikes (wow!) while the rest of us just... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We visited Boise in March 2017 and hiked the Ridge to River Trail System every day. There are trails and allow dogs off leash and we hiked for several hours each day. We plan to return on our next visit!

Thank Susan L
Reno, Nevada
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This little stroll is a refreshing getaway from the city. Not real aesthetic yet quiet. Pretty easy walk, could be challenging for bike.

Thank yardmaster20002000
Boise, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

One of the best trail systems in the country, with over 200 miles of trails there is something for everyone.

Thank michaelmC8905EK
Tacoma, Washington
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is such a great resource. It is meandering, challenging, scenic, panoramic, invigorating, friendly, dog heavenly. what a great resource to the area!! Bikes, horses (haven't seen any yet) walkers, runners, dogs, dogs dog people! It has such varied landscape, varied degrees of trails, and never seems busy. Even when I was on the trails on a Sunday (at it's... More 

Thank mark D
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133 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Rented bikes and rode for hours, beautiful setting and very good paths. We are frequent riders, but decided to get cruisers and that was a good choice - very flat, casual riding.

1 Thank Jimed323
Boise, Idaho, United States
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164 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a nice, well done trail in the heart of Boise. The trail is quite easy for a hiker, with some hills, nothing extreme. Go early in the morning on hot days as there isn't shade!

1 Thank Conda D
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love getting out on the trails. Whether it's just for an hour or for 4, you feel calmer and more relaxed.

Thank Michele T
Boise, Idaho
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We have countless great trails to hike/bike in Boise. Get a Ridge to River map as you will need it since we have so many trails. They are all well maintained and cherished by all that use them.

Thank Rivergirl70
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Tablerock trail in the East Boise foothills is a great trail. It is a very popular and safe trail. It is fairly steep, but I saw all ages and abilities hike this trail. There isn't a lot of shade, so go on the trail when it is cooler. The view of Boise is fantastic, especially at sunset.

3 Thank Maren M

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