Hiking & Trails

Featured Activity: Celebrate trails, running this week

National Trails Day is Saturday. Volunteers around the country will spend the day working on trails.
National Trails Day is Saturday. Volunteers around the country will spend the day working on trails. ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Wednesday is National Running Day and Saturday is National Trails Day — excuses to celebrate some of the most popular activities in the Treasure Valley. A few activities that are planned:

▪ The Pulse Running & Fitness Shop has activities scheduled most of the week: beginner trail run/hiker group at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bob’s Trailhead at the end of Hearthstone Drive (near Crane Creek Country Club); kids hike at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Camel’s Back Park (meet by the tennis courts); run/hike at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area at 8 a.m. Saturday (meet at Simplot Lodge); National Trails Day celebration picnic at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bogus Basin. More info at pulserunning.com.

▪ Hike it Baby has a “bear hunt” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Star River Park and Walking Path. Children will search for teddy bears. A $1 contribution per child is requested. For more information, click on “find an event” at nationaltrailsday.org.

▪ REI, Ridge to Rivers, the city of Boise and the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley are partnering on a project Saturday to build a piece of single-track trail in Hillside to Hollow. The trail will replace an existing segment that has grown to as much as 10 feet wide. Wait-list spots are available for volunteers through REI’s website.

▪ The Idaho Trails Association has filled its National Trails Day work party in the Owyhee Canyonlands.

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