Hulls Gulch Reserve

3001 N SUNSET PEAK RD

hullsgulch.jpgHulls Gulch Reserve is a 289-acre site north of downtown Boise at the base of the Foothills.

The initial parcel of land - 100 acres -- was purchased in 1992 from Orida Investment Corporation.  Additional acres have been purchased with money raised from neighbors, Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars, and 2001 Foothills Serial Levy funds.

The name "Hulls Gulch" comes from the ephemeral creek that runs from higher up in the foothills through the middle of this property.  The reserve is home to two trailheads (Grove and Lower Hulls Gulch) that are the starting point to some of the 130 miles of Ridge to Rivers trails in the Boise Foothills.  Hikers, mountain bikers, dog walkers, runners and horseback riders enjoy the trails in this area.  Common wildlife seen throughout the year in Hulls Gulch include: Great Horned Owls, Kestrel, Coyotes, Mule Deer, and Red Fox. There are specific rules and regulations regarding dogs in the foothills.

The reserve is also home to The Foothills Learning Center (FLC).  Operated by Boise Parks & Recreation, the FLC focuses on education and information about the Boise foothills and the surrounding high-desert environment. It is a place for learning by direct experience with the outdoors. The heart of the FLC program is school-age education, which offers a wide range of lessons for kindergarten through sixth grade in their classrooms and at the Center.hullsgulch2.jpg

Service-learning opportunities for all ages and abilities, and special family and community events are also available year round.  

All of our programs are interactive and designed to give you a new look at our local environment and ways to reduce your impact on the planet.  Check out the Boise Environmental Education website for more information.

Amenities & Details

Birding

This location provides opportunities to see birds and other wildlife. 

idaho birding trailThe Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail separated into four distinct regions the IBT represents a collection of bird watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho's rich natural heritage. In recognition of the educational and recreational opportu-nities it offers to the public, the House of Representatives passed a resolution in 2006 declaring the IBT as the official state birding trail of Idaho.

If you are interested in learning more about birding in Idaho and the Idaho Birding Trail, see http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/

Smoking Prohibition

Boise Smokefree Park SignSmoking is prohibited in all public parks, including within 20 feet of the Boise Greenbelt, except in designated areas within Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and city-owned golf courses.

NOTE: E-cigarettes are not prohibited under the ordinances.