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    Around the Mountain Hike

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    15.8 km
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    430 m
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    Enjoy a different perspective of Bogus Basin along the Around the Mountain Hike. What is a bustling ski resort in the winter turns into a hiking and mountain biking paradise in the summer for us to enjoy. This lovely route is ideal for intermediate hikers and families with older children.

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    Route Description for Around the Mountain Hike

    Bogus Basin is one of the most popular recreation destination areas near Boise, and there is no question as to why. The. Around the Mountain Hike loops around the forested flanks of the Shafer Butte—the highest peak in the Boise Ridge Mountains. In the spring, the terrain is often unstable with mud, but the trade-off is blossoming wildflowers—so we’ll take it! Note the network of trails is shared with mountain bikers, so as you wander, be mindful of passers-by! While the paths are mostly well-marked, the dozens of intersecting paths can be confusing, so use the trail GPS!

    Embark on your adventure along the Around the Mountain Hike from the #91 Deer Point Trailhead. Setting out from here, the #91 Deer Point Trail will guide you southwardly, up to several switchbacks beneath a chairlift. Soon the path will straighten out, delivering you to an intersection. Next, merge onto the #98 Around the Mountain Trail, which, as you likely guessed, will contour the slopes of the mountain.

    You will ultimately reach the trail’s end at Pioneer’s Lodge. Here, merge onto the Pioneer Trail, which will lead you down the slopes of the forested mountain to N Bogus Creek Road. Wander along the shoulder of the road back to the #91 Deer Point Trailhead, marking the end of your adventure.

    Getting to the Around the Mountain Hike Trailhead

    The Around the Mountain Hike is accessed from the #91 Deer Point Trailhead off N Bogus Basin Road.

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      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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