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4 Hiking Trails Your Family Will Love

julie streeter

These days, it’s sometimes hard to get kids excited about being outside. However, if you live in the Boise metro area, these five trails are sure-fire ways to keep them interested and discover the beautiful world around them. 

#4 FORT BOISE TRAILS

This area is comprised of more than 460 acres of land now set aside for the public to enjoy after the shutting down of military operations at the base. These trails offer many different options for kids to choose from and explore. With lots of fields of wildflowers in the spring/summer, and a creek flowing through the middle of the gulch, this is an area that kids will be begging you to take them back to. Dogs allowed.

#3- TABLE ROCK 

If you've lived in the Treasure Valley for any length of time, you've heard about Table Rock. Hiking it is something of an initiation. Lucky enough for us, it's one of the most family-friendly hikes there is. No steep cliffs, no sketchy trails, and no crazy wild animals to look out for. Sounds great right? Well it get's even better when I tell you the view from the top is magnificent. Dogs allowed.

#2- CAMEL'S BACK/ HULL'S GULCH RESERVE

 

Pack a picnic and bring a ball to toss around, because this area has more to offer than just great hiking trails. With wide-open grass areas, giant playground equipment, tennis courts, and volleyball nets, your kids will never want to leave this place. Don't forget the fact that besides a flat-out awesome park, Camel's Back has a literal giant "camel's back" that kids love to climb up. Confused? Check it out for yourself. The Hull's Gulch Trails start at the top and make their way back behind Camel's Back leading through flowing streams and beautiful trees.

#1- JUMP CREEK

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This hike is basically the Mona Lisa of all family-friendly hikes. With only a short ¼ mile of trail till you get to a magically hidden waterfall, it’s a destination guaranteed for your kids to love. Simple as that.

This trail is a little more tricky/out of the way to get to, but it all becomes worth it when you see the look of your kids faces once they stumble upon the waterfall.

Don't get lost. We have the directions HERE

Don't forget to have fun and always choose adventure!

 

 

Canada Bear Hunt [Review]

julie streeter

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Outfitter: Silent Mountain Outfitters

Guide: Tom Kotlarz

Date: Spring

Quantity of bears: Saw around 5 different bears daily.

Trophy size: ranges from 5-6 feet from nose to tail, so not massive size, but lots of bears, and chances for a big bear are possible.

Type of hunt: Mostly road hunting, but can request spot and stalk if that is what you prefer.

Environment: In logging country, thick timber except for clear cuts and avalanche slides, terrain can get very steep in the higher elevations.

Difficulty: Range from low to hard difficulty-This hunt can be done mostly from the roads so physical shape isn't a huge barrier. However, this is steep terrain so being more physically ready can greatly increase the area you can truly hunt.

Price: $3,950 for a 5-day hunt

Website: http://silentmountain.ca/

Experience: This hunt is in some of the most beautiful mountain country in the heart of British Columbia. With an awesome camp-life atmosphere, you get the feeling you're on a family hunting trip. The guides are very knowledgeable and know the area very well. I was blown away by the amount of bears we saw. My dad and I filled our tags without a struggle. I got a great bear and made memories that will last a life time. 

Definitely recommend Silent Mountain Outfitters.