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Foothills Weekday Afternoon Hikes: FREESTONE TH-CENTRAL RIDGE LOOP

  • 3 days ago · 1:00 PM

DIRECTIONS: IN MILITARY RESERVE PARK, THE FREESTONE TH PARKING IS MIDWAY ON THE GRAVEL ROAD. Toilet facilities at TH.

EVENT HOST greg lind 

HIKE DETAILS:  This easy loop hike will be approx 2.3 miles (1-1/2 hrs).  We will meet at the Freestone TH parking area in Military Reserve Park. If the weather is nice and the group wants a longer hike we can include the side loop that goes by "elephant rock and ends up at the parking area by the Military Reserve cemetery, then back to the Freestone TH.  This hike is rated as an beginner to easy intermediate hike

BRING: light day-hike pack, water and clothing depending on weather.  Trail-wise, friendly dogs are ok.  

Safety And Your Preparedness Is Your Own Responsibility. Participate at your own risk. Read Disclaimer for the Idaho Hiking Club 

General Info For the foothills hikes in this series:  These hikes are starting on nice late fall and winter days early afternoons on weekdays. Various trail heads will be selected for each hike on nice days later.  These foothill hikes are not difficult and anyone can participate for the time they have available or the distance they like and then return to the TH early on their own if desired.  No one will get lost or get left behind. 

As a strong recommendation if you hike or mt bike in the Boise Foothills or Stack Rock or Bogus trails, a great resource is to download the Ridge to Rivers PDF map to a smartphone that is available for a few dollars ($4.99) on the AVENZA MAPS app. Used on a smartphone (both android and apple) will show you all the R2R trails and your precise location using gps.  

The AVENZA MAPS App is free.  Get the app: http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps

The Ridge to Rivers trail map (electronic PDF format for $4.99) at: https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/96597/ridge-to-rivers-trail-system-map/ or within the app using search for Ridge to Rivers. 

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  • shane G.

    Fun little trail. Thanks for letting me tag along.

    3 days ago

  • Sherri

    Chilly day, but it was beautiful and the company was awesome. I was great to meet new hiking friends. Thanks!

    1 · 3 days ago

  • greg l.

    3.9 miles, 2 hrs total time, 1 hr 30 min moving time. 628 ft of elevation gain total. I posted the actual hike map as a photo.

    1 · 3 days ago

  • Janice K.

    Thanks again Greg for a great hike! I am finding that hikers are great people.

    2 · 3 days ago

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