Boise Greenbelt Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Boise City, Idaho. It is within Barber Park. It is 13.8 miles long and begins at 2,742 feet altitude.
Boise Greenbelt Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Wildlife thrives in this twenty-four-acre natural area located next to the Boise River just minutes from busy downtown Boise. The wetlands and woods surrounding the trail provide food, shelter, water, and safe nesting areas wildlife need. Several canals in the area form a stream inhabited by fish.The trail segment described here starts at Baggley Park, connects with the Bethine Church River Trail, and then heads west, offering a taste of the pedestrian-only trail. This segment passes through a protected wildlife study area. Named for Bethine Church, widow of former U.S. Senator Frank Church, this trail honors the natural world."
--Natalie L. Bartley, Best Easy Day Hikes: Boise (Falcon Guides).
"Each visit to the greenbelt along the Boise River brings new discoveries about this wonderful resource that runs through the heart of Boise and through the Treasure Valley. Encounters with nature are common. On any given trip you might see great blue herons, mallards, Canada geese, even deer. Plus, there are numerous stops along the trail that can add variety to any outing. This description covers a section of the trail that serves as the heart of the culture- and nature-based activities on the north side of the river, from downtown Boise to Lucky Peak Reservoir."
--Natalie Bartley, Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest (Falcon Guides).
"Scenic pathway along the cottonwood-lined Boise River; good chance of seeing waterfowl such as great blue herons, and bald eagles in the winter. People watching can be entertaining on the popular pathway. The Boise River Greenbelt is one of the finest urban trails in Idaho and the Northwest. Except for an occasional major snowstorm, the Greenbelt can be ridden throughout the winter. Watch for birds and wildlife as you ride the path, and be sure to yield to pedestrians walking, jogging, or in-line skating on the path. Slow down as you approachpeople from behind, and say, “coming up” or “on your left” to let them know you’re trying to pass. Due to improvements to the Greenbelt in 1998, the path now runs from the Glenwood Bridge to Discovery State Park without any gaps."
--Stephen Stuebner, Mountain Biking Idaho (Falcon Guides).
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