Highlands Trail

There’s a new trail in the lower foothills!  It used to be that if you wanted to get to Corral’s you had to climb Bogus Basin Rd, or ride an illegal trail that was occasionally closed.  Well no more!  Starting at Bob’s trailhead there is a new connector.  (Quick directions to Bob’s: Head up (north) Bogus Basin Rd; turn right on W. Curling Dr; Turn left on E Braemere Rd; Turn left on Hearthstone Dr; follow it to the end)

Coming down the road into Bob’s trailhead, Bob’s trail will be on your right.  Now, there is a very well defined, but unsigned trail that goes straight (northish) out of the parking area.  That’s how you get to the Highland’s Trail.  Climb up the trail and you will soon see this sign:

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Going straight will loop you back to Bob’s, turning left will take you to Corrals.

The trail is super fun.  It has some moderately steep sections (not necessarily granny gear, but still steep), and lot’s of switchbacks.  Here is a view looking back towards Bob’s (towards Boise downtown), from about half way up.

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Here is another view, maybe 3/4’s of the way up, looking back towards Bob’s again.20131116-192759.jpg

And here is the Google Earth shot:

Highlands Trail

I originally planned on using this trail just to connect to Corrals.  But once I got to the top, I couldn’t resist going back down, and it was a hoot.  Beware, though, that there are many tight switchbacks.  Don’t be that guy that skids his wheels before every turn and creates braking bumps all over the place.

Have fun!

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~ by cardwelc on November 16, 2013.

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