Jan. 29, 2016

Boise Foothills: A Backyard, Not Just A Backdrop

by Erin McClure

My first introduction to the Boise Foothills was when my husband and I drove into the city the day it became our new home. We had visited twice before, but I hadn’t remembered seeing the hills. At least not the way they looked that day.

“What are those mountains?” I’d asked.  It was a clear, chilly day in mid-March with few clouds and lots of bright blue sky (quite common weather year-round, I later learned). The hills were mostly gold except where looming clouds scattered them with purple shadows. Coming from Georgia, I was thrilled to see snow dusting their peaks. My husband told me they were the Foothills. I admired how they seemed to protectively encircle the Capitol building, creating a stunning portrait of Boise that was hard to turn away from. “I can’t believe we live here,” I said. 

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Nov. 11, 2015

Finding a Mountain Biker’s Haven at Boise Foothills

The outdoors is a huge part in the life of every resident of Idaho. The Boise Foothills offers among the most breathtaking views there is in the whole state of Idaho and gives you a good glimpse of the city’s nature and wildlife. Boise can also be considered as a haven to many mountain biking enthusiasts considering that it has among the best biking trails in Treasure Valley.

Anyone who wants to have the perfect mix of the living the life in the city while being to spend as much time in the great outdoors will find great value in Boise, Idaho. If mountain biking is something you live and breathe in, Boise is the most ideal city for you.

Apr. 3, 2015

Boise Foothills Named Runner’s Adventure Destination

Runner's World named the Boise Foothills as one of the 10 can't-miss running adventure in America. The foothills offer amazing trails for running, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Oct. 16, 2014

Permanent Agreement Gives Boiseans Access to 3,300 Acres in Foothills For New Trails

A new Foothills agreement between Grossman Co. Properties and the City of Boise will allow for the creation of new trails across more than 3,300 acres in the Daniel’s Creek area.

Oct. 16, 2014

Foothills Funds Low, City Relies on Donations, Easements & Agreements

With the Foothills protection fund down to $1.8 million, the City of Boise looks for creative solutions to save the valley’s open spaces. Boise Parks and Recreation will lean on donations, easements and agreements in the future.

Jul. 1, 2015

Creators, Makers, Doers: Aero Agoseries

Creators, Makers & Doers: Mark Baltes

At the base of a vast and well-loved trail system, the Foothills Learning Center on North 8th St. in Boise, Idaho hosts a striking 15 foot tall weather vane, in the form of a native dandelion. Meet the artist, Mark Baltes, who created Aero Agoseries.

Nov. 24, 2015

A Doggone Good Time: The Best Dog-Friendly Trails in Boise

It’s as much fun for outdoor-loving dog owners as their furry friends: open spaces and trails where everyone can run free. Fortunately for Boise-area adventurers, a vast majority of theFoothills trails are controlled off-leash, and hikers with dogs can choose to romp around in sagebrush land, rocky canyons, and forested mountains from the Boise city limits to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.