The cooler weather approaching in the Treasure Valley, now is the perfect time to lace up your boots or tune-up your cycle and hit the trails. The Boise Front range boasts over 200 miles of beautifully maintained trails offering leisurely and challenging recreational outings for all experience levels. The changing seasons is the perfect time to take in the fall foliage, fresh air, and panoramic views the mountains have to offer. Here are a few favorites to consider exploring on your next adventure. This trail is a local favorite and for good reason. Located just outside the city, 13 miles up Bogus Basin Road, this spot will make you feel like you have trekked into the backcountry without all the work. It also has good signage right on the road making the trailhead easy to locate. During the autumn season this trail comes alive with stunning colors. Yellows, reds, and oranges sprinkled in with the towering ponderosa pine is a sight to behold. The trail winds and meanders through shaded forests and rewards you at the end with spectacular views overlooking the entire Treasure Valley. Stack Rock itself is a unique and impressive geologic feature. Visible from the valley below the rock outcropping has become a famous landmark and destination for all local explorers. Clocking in at 8 miles round trip, this hike is rated as moderate making it ideal for a relaxing day hike or quick trail run. For more of a challenge, scramble to the top of the rock for a complete panoramic view of the valley. This hike is all in the name, stretching 10 miles around the Bogus Basin ski resort, Deer Point, and Shafer Butte. this trail gives you incredible views of the Treasure Valley, Boise National Forest, Mores Mountain, and the Sawtooth Mountain range to the far east. This single-track gracefully leads you through woodlands and open rolling hills where wildflowers and wildlife are sure to be abundant. Add this hike to your autumn adventures bucket list to witness awe-inspiring fall colors, and as a recommendation finish the hike around dusk and watch the sun go down over the valley as a fitting finale to a day on the trail. The Upper HullsGulch trailhead is easily reached by driving east on 8th street, 3 miles into the foothills, to a pull-out parking area. This 2 mile loop showcases some brilliant autumn color during the fall season. A small creek runs along the trail filling the valley with a variety of yellow cottonwoods with beautiful rusty orange undergrowth. This route is pedestrian only, making it a relaxing and uncrowded escape from city life and other busier trails. The path is marked with placards along the way featuring interesting regional facts and inspiring poetry to guide your tour. Originally named after a Grand Funk Railroad lyric, Sweet Connie has some of the best versatility and variety of any trail in the system. This popular hike can be achieved from a bottom-up or top-down approach totaling 12 mi round-trip. This hike can easily be broken down into shorter sections if desired. The varied landscape includes rolling high desert, forested tree line, wide grassy meadows, and unique rock formations. This trail can easily be accessed from Bogus Basin Road, from a wide parking area, coupled with Dry Creek trail. Boise, ID is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and for good reason, accessibility to beautiful trail systems are right out your backdoor waiting to be explored. Whether you are a regular outdoor adventurer, or just getting your feet wet to this type of fantastic recreation, opportunity abounds throughout the Treasure Valley. NEVER MISS A THING IN BOISE: Let us keep you in the loop. Sign-up here to get a list of fun, local events delivered to your inbox weekly! Have a great weekend! Happy Trail Hunting!