The 8th Street Road to 6000' is a beauty! As the Brits would say: "that road is not for the nervous". Crackie!
When I lived off of Hill Rd I walked from my house to Camels Back Park and hiked up the trails to 8th St and up to the summit. It was a long day and I remember getting a few strange looks. It took about 9hrs door to door.
I liked the hike, fun to be in the hills.
Both of my Boys Tanner and Slade! We enjoyed it and then went and bagged Gardner Peak.
got sort of a late start 1 30ish perfect weather
Hiked up 8th street from the Hulls Gulch Parking Lot. It was a long, long, hot, hot hike. Glad I had lots of water.
I like to run/walk from Reserve and then come down to Rocky Canyon. Nice to come out into the trees at the ridge.
Rode my bike most of the way to the top in the fall, walked the rest of the way. There are nice views of the Boise front from the top.
Hiked up the partially overgrown "Eagleson Summit Rd" from Crooked Summit (8 miles RT, 2k gain). Quite a bit more forest on this side of the mountain, but it takes longer to get to the trailhead (~1hr from Boise). The wildflowers were a definite highlight. Did see quite a few dirt bikes, but not as many as I thought I would have. Here’s a trip-report and some photos.
I should have picked a cooler day! I was drowning in sweat after only a few minutes but it was a fun hike.... until I ran into a rattlesnake!