Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail

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Trail Distance: 2.2 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Leash Rule: Off Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

The Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail is located in the Boise Foothills, and is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life. Also known as Upper Hulls Gulch Trail, it begins at the top of Lower Hulls Gulch Trail and winds through beautiful scenery that is sure to make your dog’s tail wag!

Unlike the lower trail, Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail is designated as pedestrian only, so your pooch can trot along the trail without worrying about equestrians or mountain bikers zooming by. And since it is a pupular hiking locale, especially for pets, your furry friend will probably meet a new friend or two. As they trek through the long grass, shrubs, and wildflowers, your canine buddy can gaze out at the sweeping views of the valley below. And the constant chirping of birds will definitely keep their ears perked up. The interpretive signs make this trail a one stop shop for exercise and learning something new. Take time to read about the area’s history and current habitats. Your pal will be a Treasure Valley expert by the time you get back to the car!  

Although there is some elevation gain, your pup shouldn’t have sore quads the next day. Part of trail follows a stream, but footbridges are provided for crossing. If you happen to be on the trail in spring or early summer, you may see a small waterfall. Unfurtunately, it is usually dried up by late summer. The trail ends in a dirt parking lot where you’ll find a pit toilet. If you have a high energy pooch, the lower and upper trail can be combined into a loop.

Since most of the trail is exposed and shade is rare, be sure to bring more than enough water for your pooch. Also, pack clean up bags and pick up after your pup. Most importantly, be sure to have a pawsome time with your pooch!

Trail Features
Diverse Landscape
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
This trail does not have much shade, and the creek usually dries up by June. During the summer, it's a good idea to go in the morning or evening, just so your doggo doesn't get too hot. Also watch out for poison ivy.
Address
2221 Sunset Peak Road
Boise, ID 83702
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Address
2221 Sunset Peak Road
Boise, ID 83702
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset