5 miles
Distance
2,012 ft
Climb
-140 ft
Descent
01:22:42
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Hard Guy Trail

Hard Guy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Boise Foothills
    Boise, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17224 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

Great workout on climb that weaves up and around ridge to ridge to gain access to the trail junction at ridge road. The downhill is worth the workout as you drop the seat and let it go for the ~5 mile descent.

More Stats for Hard Guy bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,871 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,540 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,546 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,670 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,541 ft
  • Grade
    7.249%
  • Grade max
    -17.985%
  • Grade min
    35.273%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,564 ft
  • Distance flat
    201 ft
  • Avg time
    01:22:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:38
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jun 23, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

view (441)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to hard-guy trailhead (43.676150, -116.161620)
      update trails status or condition

      Hard Guy Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 23, 2019 @ 8:24am
      Jun 23, 2019
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 2:21pm
      Apr 26, 2019
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:21pm
      Apr 20, 2019
      Couple small little patches of snow towards the ridge road, but easy to navigate. Rest of trail is was great.
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:21am
      Nov 18, 2018
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 4:05pm
      Sep 20, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 150 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 332 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      48 |
      May 3, 2018 @ 9:33pm
      May 3, 2018
      466 |
      Jul 7, 2009 @ 9:59am
      Jul 7, 2009
      | 3 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Another Boise Tour Loop
      44 miles
      Bogus to Boise
      20 miles
      Rocky Canyon to Hard Guy
      16 miles

      Reviews / Comments

      No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
      Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      Hard Guy Trail down - Ridge to Rivers mountain...
      426 | Jul 5, 2016 , Boise
      Hard guy Trail, Boise Idaho
      4:20 | 418 | Apr 9, 2012 , Boise
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.