750 N MOUNTAIN COVE RD
Military Reserve is approximately 479 acres of land reserved
different uses. The reserve is located in the northeast
portion of Boise. Amenities available in the area are an archery range,
cemetery and hiking and mountain biking trails.
The land was purchased from the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management by the City of Boise in March of
1956. The access road and cemetery were then transferred to
the City of Boise to ensure maintenance was kept on these
The Reserve is comprised of natural
terrain in the Boise Foothills. Running through the lower
portion are the Freestone and Cottonwood Creeks. From these
creek valleys, hill masses rise on moderate to steep slopes to
heights of one hundred feet or more. Many of the trails are
The Military Cemetery is located on a
hillside approximately one half mile east of the U.S. Veteran's
Administration hospital. Veterans of the Mexican War, Civil
War, Indian Wars, and Spanish American War are interred here.
There are also several civilian graves here.
For additional information on the
Boise Foothills and maps of Foothill trails visit Ridge to Rivers.
Armory HHW Collection Site Moves Across the
The popular household hazardous waste (HHW) collection site at
Fire Station 1 next to the Old Armory is moving across Reserve
Street to the parking lot on Mountain Cove Road (across from dog
Collection at the new Mountain Cove Road HHW site begins
Thursday, August 2. The hours of operation are from noon-7:00 p.m.
and collection will remain the first Thursday of every month. Map of
Dog Off-Leash Area
The Military Reserve Dog Off-Leash Park is located at at the
entrance to the Military Reserve, at the corner or Reserve St. and
Mountain Cove Road.
Owners can run their dogs at the 10-acre Dog Park every day from
sunrise to sunset. Mutt mitt dispensers and trash cans are provided
for picking up after your pet. There is no water, so please bring
There are also several controlled off-leash trails
located in Military Reserve.
Dogs and their owners should be sure to follow the City's leash
and pick-up ordinance going to and coming from the dog park, and
follow the Dog Off-Leash
Area Rules and Regulations while visiting the park.
A Master Plan
is a concept drawing illustrating recreation facilities and
landscape features planned for a park site. It does not
necessarily represent what amenities are currently in a