Bucktail near Shane's Jct.
Travel time: 4 hours hiking; 2 hours running (I run slow); 1-2 hours mountain biking
Experience: It's an easy-going moderate climb to Corrals Summit and the 8th Street parking lot. Then, it's a fun rock slalom downhill in Hulls Gulch back to to Camelsback.
Highlights: Great view of downtown Boise from Corrals Summit; creekside bird-watching possible along Crane Gulch and Hulls Gulch; primo gradient for hiking, running or mountain biking.
Travel time: 2.5-3 hours hiking; 1:15 running; 1+ hour mountain biking
Experience: This is a neat figure-eight route made possible by Bucktail and Central Ridge trails and Shane's Trail. It's a long gradual climb on Central Ridge and Bucktail Trails before you scale Shane's to the top, and then a really fast and fun twisting singletrack ride back to the start.
Highlights: Nice views from Shane's Summit and some of sweetest buttery singletrack sections in Boise.
During the next 30-45 days, the Boise Foothills will be subject to lots of rain, meaning that trails can get muddy after those storms. It's important to stay off the trails until they dry out. Please use common sense and go on a road ride or a Greenbelt cruise when conditions are wet.