Hiking In The Foothills
When you’re staring in awe at the beautiful foothills, you may wonder how you can get up there and enjoy the view. There are plenty of places to hike in the foothills, but where do you start?
Those days that you feel like reconnecting with nature but don’t feel like making a long drive, a visit to the Boise foothills always delivers. One of the area’s most stunning trails is the Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail.
It’s just a short drive outside of Boise. To find the trailhead from downtown, simply follow 8th Street north towards the foothills. The street turns into a gravel road and takes you right to the trail’s start.
Lots of the trails in the foothills are open to mountain bikers and horses, but The Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail is a secluded single-track trail that’s only open to foot traffic.
The trail is just over six miles long and does contain some moderate elevation gain. However, the climb is slow and steady, making it suitable for even beginning hikers. And honestly, the views are so good that you may not even notice that you’re getting in a good workout!
Complete with wide-open views of the foothills and the city in the distance, there’s no shortage of fantastic scenery at Hulls Gulch. As you chug along through the canyon, you’ll notice a few charming foot bridges and a small waterfall that’s known to flow during the springtime.
Hulls Gulch is beautiful all year long. Whether you see it covered in a light blanket of frosty white snow or covered in lush green foliage, this landscape never disappoints.
This time of year is my favorite time to hike as there is nothing quite like the beauty of the changing leaves and the smell of fall to invigorate you and offer an escape from stress. I hope you find some time to enjoy it!