Scenic run along the historic route of the Oregon Trail.

Statistics

58

m

58

m

3

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

The Oregon Trail Reserve is a small, slender park tucked between neighborhoods of Southeast Boise.

It preserves part of the historic wagon road, including a ramp that was dynamited through the basalt cliffs. This loop follows the best of the small network of trails here, providing opportunities to stop at overlooks and read interpretive signs.

Rim Trail traces the top of the cliffs, where the overlooks are, then connects with Basalt Trail.

Basalt Trail cuts steeply but briefly through the cliffs, utilizing the historic ramp, then runs along the bottom, beside a residential area.