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Parks and nature in Boise

Top parks

Park
“The walking trails on Camels Back show a great view of Boise and are close to our recommended area Hyde Park- hike then enjoy some great food! ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoo Boise is a wonderful city zoo with all the various animals you will love. Right next to the Boise River Greenbelt and Julia Davis Park.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful and educational -- at the base of the foothills and adjacent to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“On the river at the edge of downtown Boise and housing the Idaho State Historical Museum, the Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise, the Idaho Black History Museum, and is connected by footbridge to the Discovery Center of Idaho and Boise State University.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“The park that has something for everyone. Bring your surf board or kayak for the freestanding wave. Swim in the Boise river or man made swimming areas. Rent a paddle board. Or just watch the people doing it & enjoy the sunshine! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place for a walk. All the nature paths and the beauty of the outdoors! Ann Morrison Park is directly across the street.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“This is a very large park. There are paved walking paths along the river and kids area. This is a great destination for that early morning walk.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Fun park to check out with great hiking trails with off leash trails for your dog. ”
  • 26 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“The walking trails on Camels Back show a great view of Boise and are close to our recommended area Hyde Park- hike then enjoy some great food! ”
  • 68 locals recommend

Trails

Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful Boise River Greenbelt, 26 miles of paths for walking, biking, strolling while enjoying the beautiful Boise River.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Not really a hiking trail. It's an asphalt pedestrian path along the river. Nice place for a walk, bike ride, or run.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Trail
“Following the river through the heart of Boise. A great way to spend the afternoon or get to where you need to be.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
“Lovely place to hike, bike, walk, or run. goes through several parks and runs along the Boise River. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Trail
“Hillside to Hollow Reserve is connected to our backyard and you can access it by foot from the RV. It is a quiet network of trails on over 200 acres that you can connect to make it as short or long of a hike as you'd like. Great area for mountain biking as well! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Greenbelt is the bike path that goes all throughout Boise. Perfect for getting around town and enjoying the outdoors all at the same time. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 3 locals recommend