If you love to get outdoors, hike, and explore spectacular Idaho mountains, you have come to the right place.
Whether you are a day hiker, backpacker, or an outdoor novice, Hiking Idaho has the guidebooks to help you discover Central and Southwest Idaho. In addition to the guidebooks, we also have an Idaho Wilderness calendar and nine Idaho jigsaw puzzles.
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Just Released Mid-May! Scott Marchant is excited to announce the latest addition to the Hiking Idaho guidebook series—Best Easy Hikes Greater Boise. The new guidebook features 50 trails within two hours of Boise. A little less than a third of the book is dedicated to the Boise Front with the remaining trails located in or near Leslie Gulch, the Owyhee foothills, the Snake River Canyon, the Middle Fork of the Boise River, Sage Hen Reservoir and the forests near Idaho City, Lowman and Garden Valley. The diversity of the hikes is remarkable: from well-trod trails near Boise to lonely and little-known paths further away. The one common theme—all of the hikes are doable without a huge investment of time or physical effort.
All of the hikes lead to a defined destination that requires a hike of 5 miles or less (out-and-back or as a loop) and with less than 900 feet of gain. The book highlights an incredible amount of landscape diversity. The shortest hike is a half-mile with very little elevation gain and at the opposite end of the spectrum are longer “easy” hikes with enough elevation gain to require a little perspiration.
If you are heading to the Salmon River, Sawtooth, Pioneer, White Cloud, Boise, West, Owyhee, or Smoky Mountains, our guidebooks will help you discover the best hiking trails in the area. All of our guidebooks have been hiked and written by the same author, Scott Marchant, giving you the most up-to-date trail information available. Our guidebooks are filled with relevant information, great maps, outstanding photography, and inspirational text.
Where to Get Our Guidebooks
The Hiking Idaho guidebooks are available through many retailers throughout Boise, Stanley, Ketchum, McCall, and Cascade. You can purchase the guidebooks here on our website or look to meet the author and purchase books directly from Hiking Idaho during spring, summer, and fall at the Capital City Public Market in downtown Boise.
Our commitment to you is to deliver the most accurate and detailed trail information available so you can plan your next outdoor hiking adventure.