Pat’s Trail Loop
The Pat’s Trail Loop explores a more secluded area of the Boise National Forest, allowing you to indulge in the beauty of the landscape without many distractions. Wander through pine groves and expansive grasslands that offer great views of the mountainscape.
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Route Description for Pat’s Trail Loop
The Pat's Trail Loop is not at the top of many adventurers' Boise bucket list, but it should be. Reconnect with nature, no matter the season, and revel in the beauty of the mountainous landscape. As this path is lightly trafficked, it is not uncommon to encounter washouts and downed trees to navigate, though we like to think it's all part of the fun! While it doesn't pose much of an issue for hikers, mountain bikers may have to hop off and carry their wheels over the blowdown. Don't forget to bring your camera; the scenery is unrivaled!
Setting out from the trailhead, you will be led northwardly along Pat's Trail. This pleasant path will gently descend into the woodlands, offering some shade from the beating sun. After some hiking, the path will reroute you westwardly, ultimately delivering you to an intersection. Turn left here onto the Eastside Trail, then take a sharp right onto the Sinker Creek Trail. Now wandering north, the path will cross over Shafer Creek on two occasions before finally nearing Sinker Creek.
Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the babbling creek, then reconnect with the northbound Eastside Trail. Soon you will reach the junction with the Pat's Trail, turn right, then retrace your steps back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Pat’s Trail Loop Trailhead
Access this adventure from the trailhead off N Bogus Basin Road.
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