There's no doubt that Boise has its fair share of dog owners. With a plethora of hiking trails and dog parks around, one can miss out on the numerous options to have a great day bonding with your best friend. This blog is a few ideas to have a fun day with your four-legged friend.
Take a stroll through Hyde Park / North End
There's almost always an opportunity to meet new people and maybe a new friend for the dog, as there is an abundance of dog lovers in the North End. Personally, I have had many memorable conversations with strangers because they wanted to meet my dog. You never know, your dog may have the opportunity to meet a new playdate and dog buddy.
Dry Creek Trail
Roughly 4 miles up Bogus Basin Road on the right side is a pullover that is more often than not full of cars. This parking lot leads to a trail that is not on the map, but worth checking out. This fun and winding trail crosses Dry Creek no less than 10 times, as you make your way up and up into the treeline. With stream access for your dog to drink from, located in a little valley, this makes a wonderful hike with great views. You will definitely run into other dogs and owners as you hike this trail, so best to only bring dogs that are well socialized.
Morris Hill Dog Park
Located at 10 N Roosevelt St just off Americana, this 1-acre dog park is a wonderful place to socialize your dog. The dog park is fenced in with mulch ground and a picnic shelter for the humans. (Usually outnumbered by dogs) This is a favorite place to visit for my husky, Sierra, as she has many friends she enjoys seeing at the park regularly. No matter what your schedule is, you will most likely end up going at the same time as other park goers and your dog is sure to make a great friend.
Those are just a few ideas for you to make it a great day with man's best friend. There is no doubt countless other spots to enjoy including the main Ridge 2 Rivers trail system, the Greenbelt, and of course the numerous off-lease areas in parks throughout Boise.