Idaho Hiking, Nature January 19, 2023
There’s An Idaho Trail That Leads To The Boise River The Entire Family Will Love
Is there anything better than spending time outdoors with your family? When you are searching for the perfect family-friendly outdoor activity in the Boise area, we have just the place — the Bethine Church River Trail. This 2.7-mile trail is easy, scenic, and family-friendly. It’s one trail that the young and the young at heart will love.
The Bethine Church River Trail begins at Baggley Park in Boise. It is considered one of the “Ribbon of Jewels,” of the Boise Greenbelt.
This trail is named after Bethine Church, who founded and chaired the Sawtooth Society. She also lobbied for funds to protect the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and made countless other contributions to Boise and the entire Gem State.
This kid-friendly trail follows along the south side of the Boise River and through a 24-acre natural area. While 2.7 miles, the trail is quite easy, well-maintained, and flat, making it ideal for even the smallest of legs to explore.
The trail gives you a glimpse of Idaho’s beauty without even leaving the city. You will walk through beautiful vegetation and natural areas that make you feel far away from the hustle of the city.
You’ll also capture the most fantastic views of the Boise River. This is one trail that will make you fall in love with the beauty of the Gem State all over again.
Particularly in the fall months, this trail is stunning. The vibrant fall foliage adds even more to this already beautiful pathway.
Take your time as you cross bridges and stop to listen to the rushing water. There is something quite therapeutic about the sound.
While perfect for a family, be aware that bikes are not allowed on the trail. However, whether you try to tackle the trail in its entirety or you only walk for a short while, the Bethine Church River Trail is one hike your family will want to tackle time and time again.
What are your favorite family-friendly hikes in Idaho? Have you ever explored the Bethine Church River Trail in Boise? Let us know in the comments!
If you are looking for another
family-friendly hiking trail in Idaho, check out the hike to Revett Lake.
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