Stargaze Point Trail via Beaver Creek Summit

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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4.8 km
Elevation
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209 m
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The Stargaze Point Trail via Beaver Creek Summit is a versatile trail in the Boise National Forest that beckons year-round exploration. The summer months see wonderful hiking and birding opportunities, and in the winter, the route is crowded with snowshoers.

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Route Description for Stargaze Point Trail via Beaver Creek Summit

The Stargaze Point Trail via Beaver Creek Summit is a wonderful adventure worth adding to your Boise National Forest itinerary. While this route offers great hiking and birding opportunities in the summer season, the winter months are when this path comes to life with snowshoers. No matter the season, the mesmerizing views of the Boise Mountains and the rugged Sawtooth Mountain Range will not disappoint. As much of the terrain is exposed, plenty of water and sun protection is necessary for warm weather and cold.

Your high-country hike departs from the Spur 394B trailhead off Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route. Setting out from here, the Spur Trail will guide you westwardly. Gently climbing, the path will begin to wind, alternating through grasslands and thickets of pines. Now traveling south, there will be plenty of merging and intersecting paths maintain along the Spur 394B Trail. After some hiking, you will take a quick detour east to a Yurt overlooking the rugged Rocky Mountains that command the eastern landscape.

From here, head west over to Stargaze Point, which boasts awe-inspiring scenery of the mountainous wilderness below. Admire the contrast between the rolling Boise Mountains and the craggy Sawtooth Mountains. When you are through ogling the vista, head back to the trailhead the way you came.

Getting to the Stargaze Point Trail via Beaver Creek Summit Trailhead

Access this adventure from the Spur 394B Trailhead off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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