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Chukar Butte

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Length
4.1 mimiles
ElvElevation
650'
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Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Adopted by Ridge to Rivers in 2016, this trail has added welcome variety and reach to Boise’s trail system.  The eastern portion of the Chukar Butte trail is notable for its abundant lava rocks–which contrast with Boise’s normally smooth trails–and its landmarks, including a unique and bucolic “frog pond.”  The western section of the trail is flowy, pumpy new-school singletrack that makes a great climb or descent.

Recent Trail Reports

  • eileent May 16, 2018 at 4:12 pmRode Chukar and Peggy’s today - all good.
  • kvd5801 March 28, 2018 at 11:12 amJust ran the loop Currant Creek (West) Currant Creek (East) Currant Creek (Extension) up to junction at the green gate on Chukar Butte then back down Chukar Butte to Bitterbrush then to the south side of Lookup Loop and down Connector back to Currant Creek (West). Other than three short muddy spots on Bitterbrush near the Lookout Loop junction everything is nice and dry after Sunday’s snow.
  • Elijah March 10, 2018 at 4:05 pmRode at noon and it was a bog. Several sections 25-50 yards long that were unrideable. Sticky mud that gums up your drive train and kicks off your chain. If it doesn’t freeze over night, give it a few days of wind and warmth to get it cleaned up.
  • kvd5801 March 6, 2018 at 10:54 amJust ran Currant Creek W, Currant Creek E, Currant Creek extension to Chukar Butte to Frog Ponds and back to Cartwright Rd then Bitterbrush to Lookout Loop and back down to Currant Creek. Hard and frozen with start before 8 AM but N facing stuff melting and starting to turn to mud before 10 AM. Stay off of the N facing stuff if you are not out early tomorrow, it's too late today.
  • BobGurgel February 13, 2018 at 12:46 pmGreat ride Sunday, Feb 11. Little to no wetness. Thanks for doing the fix last year near the junction of Sweet Connie and Chukar Butte).
  • kimlyons February 7, 2018 at 8:40 amRode it yesterday afternoon and there was only 1 soft spot and it was no big deal - just ride through the middle of it
  • kvd5801 February 6, 2018 at 12:18 pmJust ran it from Cartwright almost to the frog ponds, some pretty wet spots that can be traveled without trail damage if you are careful.
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  1. eileent says:

    Rode Chukar and Peggy’s today – all good.

  2. kvd5801 says:

    Just ran the loop Currant Creek (West) Currant Creek (East) Currant Creek (Extension) up to junction at the green gate on Chukar Butte then back down Chukar Butte to Bitterbrush then to the south side of Lookup Loop and down Connector back to Currant Creek (West). Other than three short muddy spots on Bitterbrush near the Lookout Loop junction everything is nice and dry after Sunday’s snow.

  3. Elijah says:

    Rode at noon and it was a bog. Several sections 25-50 yards long that were unrideable. Sticky mud that gums up your drive train and kicks off your chain. If it doesn’t freeze over night, give it a few days of wind and warmth to get it cleaned up.

  4. kvd5801 says:

    Just ran Currant Creek W, Currant Creek E, Currant Creek extension to Chukar Butte to Frog Ponds and back to Cartwright Rd then Bitterbrush to Lookout Loop and back down to Currant Creek. Hard and frozen with start before 8 AM but N facing stuff melting and starting to turn to mud before 10 AM. Stay off of the N facing stuff if you are not out early tomorrow, it’s too late today.

  5. BobGurgel says:

    Great ride Sunday, Feb 11. Little to no wetness. Thanks for doing the fix last year near the junction of Sweet Connie and Chukar Butte).

  6. kimlyons says:

    Rode it yesterday afternoon and there was only 1 soft spot and it was no big deal – just ride through the middle of it

  7. kvd5801 says:

    Just ran it from Cartwright almost to the frog ponds, some pretty wet spots that can be traveled without trail damage if you are careful.

  8. r2rtrails says:

    Went out to see just how high I could get before running into muddy conditions and turning back. Was very surprised to find great conditions all the way to the intersection with Sweet Connie. A few soft, tacky spots here and there but nothing to turn folks around. The big valley at the intersection was relatively dry as well.

  9. heavy_braker says:

    Lots of water on Chukar right now, especially the east half. Stay away unless things are good and frozen.

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