750 N MOUNTAIN COVE RD
Military Reserve is approximately 479 acres of open space
located in Northeast Boise. Amenities include hiking and
mountain biking trails, an archery range, an historic military
a popular dog park.
The land was purchased from the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management by the City of Boise in
March 1956. The access road and cemetery
were subsequently transferred to the City of Boise.
The Reserve is comprised of natural
terrain in the Boise Foothills. Freestone and Cottonwood
creeks run through the lower portion of the Reserve. From
these creek valleys, hill masses rise to heights of 100 feet or
more. Many of the trails are gentle and family-friendly.
The Military Cemetery is located on a
hillside approximately 1/2 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.
Household Hazardous Waste collection site
The City of Boise's Public Works Department accepts
household hazardous waste once a month at a collection site in a
parking lot on Mountain Cove Road (across from dog park). Map of
The hours of operation are noon-7:00 p.m. on the first
Thursday of every month.
For information about disposal of household hazardous or
prohibited materials, check out the household hazardous waste
page or call (208)
384-3901 or (208)
Dog Off-Leash Park
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 your own.
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 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