Valley of the Shadow of Death, Boise


Directions: Start at the Hulls Gulch trailhead just north of town (follow 8th street until it becomes a dirt road, then its just a 1/2 mile or so.  Parking on right side of road.)

Trail Information: So named for the hellish temperatures in Hulls Gulch during the summer months, the Valley of the Shadow of Death takes you up Hulls Gulch to a fork in the trail (2 mi?).  Cross the creek and follow the flat trail (finally) to the right.  About 200 yards down the trail is another trail heading off to the left and up the side of another hill.  Follow this to the top, emerging onto the spine of an exposed and mercifully breezy ridge.  Run down the ridge, enjoying beautiful views of the Boise Valley and Owyhee Mtns.  Eventually you will drop out onto a trail named "The Freeway" (no signs). Hang a left and follow for approx. 3/4 mile until another fork heads off to the right.  Take this fork back to the Hulls Gulch trail system and your vehicle.  Total distance approx. 6 miles (?).

Miscellaneous Information: More fun in the morning.  Take a Gu and water bottle.

Mike