Stack Rock Reserve

This reserve offers the people of the Treasure Valley a trail system that is surrounded by forested landscapes that are dominated by Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir. This reserve differs from all other City of Boise owned reserves because of its' relative long distance from the city and the fact that it is a forest dominated landscape instead of an upland shrub/grassland dominated landscape.

In 2010, Boise City purchased 1,320 acres near Bogus Basin ski area for $1.32 million. $1 million came from Fred Alleman, a Boise citizen and avid Ridge to Rivers Trail user. The property is located about 9 miles from downtown Boise west of Bogus Basin Road in a forested area with steep slopes and old logging roads. It primarily lies in Boise County and includes the prominent Stack Rock geologic formation. The reserve is a desirable destination for multiple recreational uses, including hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. Freddy's Stack Rock Trail is a loop trail that meanders through the reserve. It links up with the current Ridge to Rivers trail system in the Shafer Butte area.

Hours of Operation

Park is open from sunrise to sunset.


Forest Rd 297

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Smoking Prohibition

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all City of Boise parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise River Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis Parks and at city-owned golf courses.


Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner's risk and expense. You can contact Boise Valley Towing by calling (208) 389-9707.

Health of the Reserve

In 2018, the ecological conditions of Stack Rock Reserve were assessed to include plant species inventories, shrub and perennial bunchgrass density, vegetative cover, and more. These data are used to guide management of the reserve.

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