Hiking & Trails

Trail of the Week: Riverside Village Greenbelt path

Pete Zimowsky / Idaho Statesman

If you want to see another section of the Greenbelt to add variety to your travels on the popular path along the Boise River, try the path along Riverside Village off Glenwood Street.

It is a nice walk along the river, with lots of shade and opportunities to wade in the river to cool off. The path is open only to pedestrians. It goes about a mile before turning toward State Street. You'll want to end your hike there and return the way you came. The trail toward State Street looks hot and dry and not very much fun.

The walk along the Riverside path offers brushy streambanks and a woodsy feel.

There are plenty of places nearby to get a milkshake after the hike.

Know a trail? Call Niki Forbing-Orr at (208) 377-6446, or e-mail outdoors@idahostatesman.com.

Trail of the Week

Open to: Walkers; no bicycles.

Ideal for: A short hike.

Trailhead elevation: 2,611 ft.

Destination elevation: 2,592 ft.

Length: A mile; 2 miles round trip.

Difficulty: Easy.

Out and back or loop: Out and back.

Wildlife you might see: Ducks, geese, black birds, herons and other birds.

Notes/bathrooms: A Porta-Potty is at Soroptimist Park at the start of the trail.

Information: Just do it.