NOTICE: May, 2017: Trail to Stack Rock is temporarily closed. Due to the forest/resource management being done by private landowners (who have worked with the Land Trust, allowing an easement for trail use), logging trucks will again be using the area of ‘Entrance Exam’ trail, aka Trail to Stack Rock, this summer of 2017. The trail on private land will not be open until it is safe to use the trail. The Land Trust is working on solutions and will inform the public when it is open. We will update the website as soon as we have information to share.
Stack Rock is an icon of the Treasure Valley and has been a destination for recreationists for decades. In 2013, the Land Trust secured a trail easement across private land to Stack Rock.
Parking: There is a small pullout parking area near mile marker 13 on Bogus Basin Road. The approximate location is mapped above. More work is needed as trailhead parking is limited. Efforts are underway to identify an alternative parking area. Until a site is secured please respect signs and park only off the asphalt.
Until 2013, the only public trail access was over 9 miles long from Bogus Basin Ski Resort – too far for most hikers, and there was a problem with many people cutting through private land without permission. When Boise City acquired Stack Rock with Foothills levy money and a private donation, the need for a direct route that was also legal became even more critical.
Three separate owners helped make the easement possible which now allows for public access to this great site.
We hope you find time to enjoy the hike or bike ride to Stack Rock!