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Stretching from the Boise River to the Boise Ridge, the Ridge to Rivers Trail System offers hikers and mountain-bikers 75,000 acres of trails. Through the cooperative efforts of several government agencies, private landowners and other organizations, the trail system was created to preserve Boise's foothills. The old roads and trails allow for outdoor exploration conveniently from downtown Boise. Maps are available from the Boise Parks and Recreation, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Boise outdoor stores. Some of the easier trails to hike include #27 Cottonwood Creek, #28 Crestline Trail and #31 Corrals Trail.
Located in the Ridge to Rivers Trail System, the trail is found about 10 miles north of downtown Boise on the dirt Eighth Street Road. Hikers can choose from a two-mile loop or a seven-mile out-and-back trail. Rabbits, lizards, porcupines and badgers call this area home. Views of the Boise Valley are endless, and hikers can test their tree knowledge while identifying Rocky Mountain Maple, Hawthorne and Water Birch.
Located approximately ten miles (16 kilometers) north of Boise, the Eagle Bike Park is one of the county's very first public parks specially designed for bikers. The park offers miles of rugged terrain and trails, perfect for mountain biking. The winding trails and the undulating, dirt paths are every bike-lover and thrill-seeker's dream come true. Several events are hosted here including time trials, guided trail runs and other activities.
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