Snowshoeing

We use several criteria in our trip descriptions to classify our snowshoe trips, focusing on round-trip mileage and total elevation gain. No classification system is perfect, and trip difficulties can vary greatly depending on the season and other factors. If after reading the trip description you have any questions about a trip's difficulty, contact the trip leader.

Snowshoe Trip Classifications

  • Easy: Up to 5 miles round trip and 600 ft. elevation gain.
  • Moderate: Up to 8 miles round trip and 1200 ft. elevation gain.
  • Difficult: Over 8 miles round trip or 1200 ft. elevation gain.

 

Snowshoeing Trips


Winter Ranger Program at Bogus Basin

Winter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology.

Both snowshoers and Nordic skiers are welcome on this day - the last tour of the season.

Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours.

No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition.

Winter Ranger Program at Bogus Basin

Winter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology.

Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours.

No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition.

Snowshoe Avimor

A neighbor recently borrowed a set of our snowshoes to go snowshoeing at Avimor.  ("Twenty-three minutes from downtown Boise.")  She had a great time.  (First time snowshoe'er, albeit top-notch athlete.)  So we thought we'd go check it out.  The SW Idaho Mountain Bike Association has kindly produced an excellent map of the trails in the area.  The link to the map is below.  Sunday weather looks quite good.  One dog only with club member.  Maybe 3+ hours from trailhead to trailhead.  Wear sunscreen. :)

 

Gold Fork Snowshoe Hike

 

Saturday should be a wonderful day to be out in the mountains! Please Join me for an easy to moderate snowshoe hike at Gold Fork Park N' Ski area, 20 miles north of Idaho City. We will snowshoe approximately 5 miles using the Moose, Lodgepole, Gold Fork, and Double Dip, snowshoe trails. We will meet on the East side of Boise at 9:00 am and car pool to the trailhead. All vehicles will need a Park N' Ski sticker. 

 

Snowshoe Three Point Mountain

We thought we'd stay close to the area insofar as it's the day after Christmas.  Three Point Mountain is just out I-84, around exit 64, turn north.  Maybe 40 minutes drive from Boise.  Intent is to start with a challenging climb the first half-mile (400 feet of gain), made all the more so due to the fact we hope to be in snowshoes.  4800 ft trailhead elevation: Hope springs eternal.  :)  IF we make it to the ridgeline, the views of the Trinities should be gorgeous.  A short trip from there to the peak.  Fini.  Unless we found the going a lot faster than we thought we would, in which case we

Idaho City Snowshoe

Shall we just call this a doorstopper?  The weather (and snow conditions) are still unknown.  Conditions at the three Idaho City Park 'n Ski areas are equally unknown. 

What we do know is we plan on approximately four miles ("early conditioning").  Breathing hard is to be expected.  One dog max (if the trails permit dogs).  Club member dogs only.  Eight people max.

Sign up now and we'll flesh out the details for this trip as the date gets closer.  :)

Whoop-um-Up Snowshoe

Avoid the shopping crowds and work off those Thanksgiving meal calories with a 3-5 mile snowshoe hike from the Whoop-um-up Park & Ski.  We will plan to do the Whoop-um-up loop and come back to the parking lot.  For those wanting more we will plan to snowshoe the Lower Lamar trail.  Idaho Park & Ski pass required for those driving.  Plan to meet at 9AM.  Please notify us if you are planning to bring a dog.