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Camel's Back East Side Loop

Scenic loop with steep hills and shady forest in the North End of Boise.

Hiking Moderate

2.3 km
69 m
70 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
842 m
High Point
886 m
Camel's Back East Side Loop Map

Camel's Back Park is a web of trails near downtown Boise. The paths begin from the streets of North End and climb steeply to views over the city and the foothills. In addition to the inclines, however, there are flatter paths among trees and beside a creek. The loop mapped here connects the best of these two kinds of trails, making one possible route through forest and to the top of the hill.


The abundance of trails makes many variations possible, and there is more than one parking area you could start from. Shown here is the trailhead on 8th Street Extension/Sunset Peak Rd. Hike the loop in either direction, and don't hesitate to explore side trails or longer routes in this extensive urban trail system.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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