Table Rock to Old Idaho State Penitentiary Trails

Boise, Idaho

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An uphill climb, starting from behind the Old Idaho State Penitentiary, traverses to the top of Table Rock’s sandstone cliffs for a sweeping view of the Treasure Valley. Trailside interpretive signs describe the impact of various geological events on the vistas. This well-used trail combines history and geology, rewarding hikers with one of the best locations for viewing the valley. Table Rock is a Boise icon and a favorite site for entertaining visitors. Start the hike in the busy trailhead parking lot behind the Bishop’s House. Other trails in the area join the following route. Traverse upwards, passing near homes and along singletrack and doubletrack trails. Interpretive signs at a vista point describe the geological basis of the area.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Boise

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Boise

by Natalie L. Bartley (Falcon Guides)

An uphill climb, starting from behind the Old Idaho State Penitentiary, traverses to the top of Table Rock’s sandstone cliffs for a sweeping view of the Treasure Valley. Trailside interpretive signs describe the impact of various geological events on the vistas.

This well-used trail combines history and geology, rewarding hikers with one of the best locations for viewing the valley. Table Rock is a Boise icon and a favorite site for entertaining visitors. Start the hike in the busy trailhead parking lot behind the Bishop’s House. Other trails in the area join the following route. Traverse upwards, passing near homes and along singletrack and doubletrack trails. Interpretive signs at a vista point describe the geological basis of the area.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Boise
Distance: 3.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Spring and autumn
Local Maps: USGS Boise South and Idaho-Ada County
Driving Directions: Directions to Table Rock to Old Idaho State Penitentiary Trails

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