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Multiple Use in the Boise Foothills

Boise, ID

The Boise Foothills, a large open space area right outside the back door of Idaho's Capital city, have become a favorite playground for hikers, mountain bikers, runners, dog-walkers and OHV's.

User groups say the Ridge to Rivers Trail System, which stretches from the top of the foothills to the valley floor, is one of the best trail networks anywhere in the West, with 135 miles of trails.

"We're phenomenally lucky to have what we have here," said Marianne Konvalinka, an active dog-walker who provides leadership among dog walkers to pick up after their pets. "I do a lot of traveling for work, and I can tell you, this is unparalleled, especially when it comes to off-leash dog trails."

Adds Margie Rosenberg, president of the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association (SWIMBA), "Boise gets a lot of national publicity in national magazines for its trail system. I don't think anyone has as good of backdoor access as we do. We have lovely trails. It's an awesome trail system."

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