Shafer Butte Loop

Bogus Basin Road
Boise, ID 83709

Close to 30 miles of high elevation trails exist in the Shafer Butte area. These trails differ significantly from the rest of the Ridge to Rivers system, as they are located in the mountainous forests and meadows above Boise. The Shafer trails are a great location to enjoy cooler temperatures during the heat of the summer. The Shafer area trails can be classified into two categories – those above Bogus Basin Road, and those below Bogus Basin Road. Each have their own unique characteristics, however most notably, those above the road tend to climb then descend, while those below the road begin with long descents and finish with long climbs.

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