Veterans Memorial Park Boise Cascade Lake Loop

Boise, Idaho

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For a refreshing hike on a hot summer afternoon, try this short hike near downtown Boise. The major portion of the trail travels beside various bodies of water, offering fishing, wildlife viewing, and swimming opportunities. For water lovers, this trail is a real treat. Travel between the Boise Cascade Lake shoreline and the banks of canals and the Boise River. The hike starts in Veterans Memorial Park and connects with a portion of the 22.5-mile Boise River Greenbelt. Currently the 200-acre park is maintained by the City of Boise. The north side of the lake is populated with shady trees and active wildlife, including squirrels and riparian zone birds. Hatchery-raised rainbow trout splash in the cool green waters of the lake, stocked regularly by the Idaho Fish and Game Department.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Boise

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Boise

by Natalie L. Bartley (Falcon Guides)

For a refreshing hike on a hot summer afternoon, try this short hike near downtown Boise. The major portion of the trail travels beside various bodies of water, offering fishing, wildlife viewing, and swimming opportunities.

For water lovers, this trail is a real treat. Travel between the Boise Cascade Lake shoreline and the banks of canals and the Boise River. The hike starts in Veterans Memorial Park and connects with a portion of the 22.5-mile Boise River Greenbelt. Currently the 200-acre park is maintained by the City of Boise.

The north side of the lake is populated with shady trees and active wildlife, including squirrels and riparian zone birds. Hatchery-raised rainbow trout splash in the cool green waters of the lake, stocked regularly by the Idaho Fish and Game Department.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boise
Distance: 1.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Spring through autumn
Additional Use: Skating
Local Contacts: Veterans Memorial Park
Local Maps: DeLorme: Idaho Atlas & Gazetteer: Page C4
Driving Directions: Directions to Veterans Memorial Park: Boise Cascade Lake Loop

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