10 Things To Do With Your Dog In Boise

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10 Things To Do With Your Dog In Boise:

Spring Addition!

Spring is here! This is a beautiful time of year to go out and do things with your dog. There are many places and things you can do in Boise to get out and have fun. Here is our top 10 list of things to do with your dog this Spring! 

1. Dog Friendly Trails

Hiking with Dogs in Boise

One of the best things about Boise is our hiking trails in the foothills. There are many trails that allow you to take your dog off-leash, and get the best sniffs in town. If your dog is not trained off the leash, no problem! There are also plenty of on-leash trails as well. There are rules, restrictions, and etiquette you must follow, so be sure to be familiar with them so you know what to expect when you take your dog to the foothills.

    2. Dog Friendly Patio’s and Breweries

    Dog Friendly Patios in Boise

    A lot of breweries and restaurant patios in Boise and surrounding areas are happy to welcome your dog to join you for a beer or meal. Taking your dog out to these places is one of the best things about being a pet owner in Idaho! Just remember to keep your dog on a leash, controlled at all times, and don’t forget to pick up after them.

    3. Walk On The Boise River Greenbelt

    Boise Greenbelt with dogs

    The Boise River Greenbelt is a 25 mile long pathway that follows the Boise River. It runs from Sandy Point/Lucky Peak State Park, through downtown, to Eagle, ID. There are many things to do along the Greenbelt including: Biking, Birding, Fishing but also makes for a very pleasant walk with your furry best friend!

    4. Lucky Peak State Park

    Lucky Peak scaled

    October 1st-May 1st Lucky Peak State Park allows you to have your dog off-leash! This is a great place to get some scenic views, let your dog sniff, and play. Be aware there are rules about keeping your dog under control and picking up their poops. Lucky Peak State Park is a great place to get out of the city and enjoy some off-leash time with your dog in the spring. You can still bring them during the summer, but make sure to keep them on the leash.

    5. Camel’s Back Park

    Camels Back Park

    Camel’s Back Park is located in the North End at the base of the Boise foothills. It is an on-leash park with off-leash trails nearby and makes a perfect place to have a picnic and get some beautiful views of the city. It is only a short hike to the top and not far away are off-leash trails that lead you further back into the foothills. 

    6. Downtown Boise & Freak Alley

    downtown Boise with Dogs

    Boise’s downtown is a great place to take a walk with your pup. There are plenty of dog friendly patios, Capitol Park (which makes for a nice picnic), and Freak Alley for a walk with some fun and unique artwork. Grab your dog and enjoy all the beauty that makes downtown Boise such a special place in Idaho.

    7. Eagle Island State Park

    Boise Trails scaled

    Eagle Island State Park is a 545 acre park west of Boise in the city of Eagle. It features over 5 miles of hiking and walking paths for you to take your dog on-leash. It is bordered North and South by the Boise River and has plenty of grassy areas for picnics. Make sure you keep your dog off of the beach and out of the water, as dogs are not allowed in these areas.

    8. Hyde Park in Boise’s North End

    Hyde Park

    Hyde Park is a historic district in Boise’s North End, only a mile or so from Downtown. It features local restaurants, coffee shops and much more. It’s the perfect place to take your dog on a nice day for a relaxing meal or cup of coffee on a patio.

    9. Celebration Park

    Celebration Park

    Celebration Park, located off the Snake River near Melba, ID. This park is Idaho’s first archeological site. It features hiking, fishing, camping, and day picnic areas. You can also enjoy a walking tour of petroglyphs that are 100-1000 years old! A perfect place for a day trip with your dog.

    10. Barber Park

    Boise Greenbelt

    Barber Park is known for the starting point when you float the Boise River in the summer. It also has some nice trails and access to the river to let your dog swim in slow and shallow areas. Barber Park also has picnic areas and grassy space to be able to relax and enjoy some fresh air with your pooch!

    Get out and enjoy this beautiful weather with your dog in Boise! Whether you like having a beer with your dog on a patio, hiking, walking, or having a picnic at a beautiful park, this is the time of year to do it!