Shafer Butte Loop

Wildflower display on Shafer Butte saddle

New wildflower walk completed: Shafer Butte Loop!  Too late for peak wildflower displays, but still plenty of late-season blooms and fall colors, along with great views (if not blocked by smoke).  This is one of the premier wildflower walks in the Boise Front, with extraordinary displays of mountain wildflowers throughout the summer, a wide diversity of habitats, and outstanding views in all directions.  The complete loop is about 4½ miles long, with 620′ elevation gain starting at Pioneer Lodge.

More updates!

  • “Highlights of Hidden Springs Wetlands” now in self-guided format
  • Expanded Preview Descriptions on Walk Page
  • Expanded Search capabilities for species pages

Interpretive Loop Self-guiding!

The wildflower walk for the Interpretive Loop in Upper Hull’s Gulch has now been converted into self-guided format; check it out! Previously updated walks include Bonneville Point, lower Bob’s Trail, Bucktail/Shane’s/Three Bears Loop, Camel’s Back/lower Hulls Gulch, Currant Creek East, Redtail/Currant Creek, Miller Gulch, Polecat Gulch, and Sweet Connie.