Hiking & Trails

Trail of the Week: Camel's Back Park (with video)

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It's worth the climb up the face of Camel's Back Park for the views of the Capitol and Downtown Boise.

The top of Camel's Back is a cool place to sit and watch the sunset or look at the fall colors throughout the neighborhoods.

Hey, we're not talking about a trek in the remote mountains. This is a casual lunchtime stroll or after-work run.

I like to walk to the top of the hill this time of the year specifically because of the fall colors.

Pack a lunch or grab a pizza on the go after work and eat it on top. It's just one of those cool things about Boise.

Know a trail? Call David Parker at (208) 672-6731 or e-mail outdoors@idahostatesman.com.

Trail of the Week

Open to: Hikers.

Ideal for: A hike with the kids.

Trailhead elevation: 2,770 feet.

Destination elevation: 2,893 feet.

Length: 100 yards to a mile.

Difficulty: Strenuous up the face.

Out-and-back or loop: Both.

Wildlife you might see: Birds.

Notes/bathrooms: Restrooms nearby.

Information: Just go for it.