Map of the Boise River Greenbelt Trail System

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Boise River Greenbelt Trail System, Boise, Idaho

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Boise River Greenbelt Trail System

LENGTH:

22+ miles

SURFACE:

paved / unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Boise, Eagle

HIGHLIGHTS:

natural areas and parks along the Boise River, Downtown Boise, Boise State University

RELATED LINKS:

Boise

Nampa

The Boise area has an exceptional system of trails along the Boise River known as the Boise River Greenbelt. This system of paved and unpaved trails meander through town. offering a nice getaway, a great weekend bike ride or a way to commute to the downtown area or Boise State University.

The Boise River Greenbelt trail system consists of a number of separate paved and unpaved trails that span 20 miles from Lucky Peak State Recreation Area, located east of the city, to almost all the way to Eagle Road, Highway 55 south of the community of Eagle.

The trails travel near or through multiple parks, across golf courses, past the Boise Zoo, past multiple ponds and open spaces, past Boise State University and Willow Lane Athletic Complex.

End Points and Trail Description

The east end of the trail is located near Lucky Peak State Recreation Area and just south of Highway 21. The paved trail then heads to the east going past Discovery Picnic Area located on the Boise River. From here the trail follows alongside the Boise River and Highway 21 for about 1.75 miles. when the highway heads to the west, the Boise River Greenbelt Trail goes under the highway and follows the route of E. Warm Spring Road, but at a distance from the road.

Just west of S Eckert Avenue, the trail splits and you can choose to stay riding next to W. Warm Springs Road or head south to ride closer to the river or cross the river to connect to trails going south or to visit Berber Park. There are several walking trails that follow along the south banks of the river from Berber Park.

The main paved trail is on the north banks across from Berber Park and splits just east of the park at Berber Station Drive. This park has parking and several walking paths. At E. Parkcenter Boulevard, you can choose to ride the trail along E Parkcenter Boulevard on the south side of the river, or head over to the trail running along E. Warm Springs Boulevard. Either of these routes will take you all the way into Boise. There are multiple bridges across the river in this section if you find you want to be on the other side.

Once in the center of Boise, the trail system takes you past the Boise Zoo, Boise State University, Ann Morrison Park and Kathryn Albertson Park as well as numerous other destinations.

Once you are past Interstate 184, the trail is located on the north banks of the Boise River until W. Main Street, where again the trail travels along both sides. On the west side of downtown, the Boise River Greenbelt Trail goes past Veterans Memorial Park and the Willow Lane Athletic Complex. Right at the Plantation Country Club the trails converge to travel along the south bank next to the fairground. The trail stays on the south banks until you get to N. Glenwood Street and Riverside Park. There are trails on both sides of the river to the west of Riverside Park, but if you want to continue on to the end, stay on the south bank trail. 

The west end of the Boise River Greenbelt Trail is located near the lake at E. Laguna Shore Drive off of Highway 55.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Boise River Greenbelt Trail System in Idaho.