Table Rock Trail

Boise City, Idaho

Elevation Gain2,981ft
Trailhead Elevation3,628ft
Elevation Min/Max2783/3632ft
Elevation Start/End3628/3628ft

Table Rock Trail

Table Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Boise City, Idaho. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 3,628 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,981 feet. Table Rock and the Bench are near the trailhead. There are also a parking and parking. Table Rock (elevation 3,648 feet) can be seen along the trail.

Table Rock Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Boise Front foothills, just east of Boise. A great view of Table Rock's prow, including the cross and the communications towers; a social smorgasbord of the upper east end."

"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."

"Northeast Boise foothills. Despite its proximity to downtown and its popularity with locals and tourists, this is one of the premier rides in the Boise Front. The rocky ruggedness of the terrain combines with crows nest views of the Boise Valley and the city itself to make this little ride seem big in some ways.

Great picnic and rock climbing potential along the way. The Old Penitentiary, administered by the Idaho State Historical Society, is a wonderful place to investigate. Tours and info available year-round, across the street from the guard house."

Table Rock Trail Reviews

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This is a nice if somewhat crowded trail near Boise. A great place to walk the dog. The hike is uphill the whole way but not very strenuous. Very cool views of the Boise area at the top. Bring water and a hat! There's very little shade on this trail.
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This I would say is a better hiking destination than a mountain biking one, but it will challenge most riders with it's climb. It's also not just one trail but a small network so you can ride it a few times and take different routes to the top and back down. It does get a bit crowded on the weekends.

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Trail Information

Boise City
Nearby City
Ridge to Rivers Trail System, 208-384-4044
Local Contacts
USGS Boise South and Idaho-Ada County
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Sep 2018