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Red Fox - Owl's Roost Loop

Beginner loop that makes a simple intro to mountain biking in the Boise foothills.

Mountain Biking Easy

3.7 km
65 m
65 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
838 m
High Point
893 m
Red Fox - Owl's Roost Loop Map

Mellow trails with a variety of track surface, and a healthy dose of nature make this an excellent introductory ride near downtown Boise. The route climbs a few small hills and rolls along the bottom of the gulch, passing through grassland, woods and near some ponds. It starts from the trailhead at the dead end of 9th Street near Camel's Back Park, but you could begin from one of the other trailheads on 8th Street Extension instead. All these trails are popular with walkers and joggers as well, and there are some pedestrian-only paths that branch off the loop, so remember to courteously share the trails and stay on the right track.



Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round

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