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Camel's Back Park

1200 Heron St, Boise, ID 83702
Boise Parks Office: 208 384 4240
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Ranked #23 of 87 Attractions in Boise
Type: Parks
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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

hard to believe you are minutes from a major University and vibrant downtown while walking these gorgeous, quiet trails. the city does a superb job maintaining this beautiful park and trails.

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Boise, Idaho
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18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Funniest part of visit: Watching a local cross-country team swaggering around, bragging about how they'd "beat each other up the hill"...and seeing them burn out like cheap matches about 1/4 way up the hill- yeah, it's THAT steep. There are a couple of suicidal crazies who try to bike down this guillotine of a hill every so often. For your... More

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Get to the hill top and you get a decent view of Boise. Quite a nice place for children. Nothing to eat but still OK.

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Boise, ID.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This park is in the north end of Boise, just at the start of the foot hills, you can climb up from the nice grassy park to the top of a foot hill and look all over Boise. There are nice trees to sit under, bathrooms too. There is a hippy fair every late summer also.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The walk up Camel's back was not bad, was fun to see who could make it. The trails down the other side offered beautiful views and lots of photo ops.Very nice place to visit, glad I did!

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Columbus, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The trail was steep but walkable. From the top, the viewport he city and surrounding hills and mountains is pretty amazing and beautiful. At the bottom of the hill is quite a large playground complex, which is very extensiveandvery attractive. It was in fact, so attractive to our grand baby that it was not without many tears and complaints that... More

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Boise, Idaho
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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Kids love this park because there's so much for them to do. There's plenty of things for them to play on and lots of grassy area to play sports. There's benches for the parents to sit on while the kids play.

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Meridian, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Yes, it is a hiking trail you see. You will have to walk, and walk uphill. Not steeply or with any difficulty, but you have to climb to the vista. You cannot drive up, but it is worth the effort. Bring water, Boise is really desert country and this trail is on the southern exposure.

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Boise, Idaho
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The most over hyped park in the whole US. North Enders get all uppity about how cool it is, but it's just a hill. That is very eroded. And a swing set and some grass. The Ridge to Rivers trails behind it are awesome. And not nearly as crowded.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

i love camel's back because you can enjoy almost anything here. it's in the prefect location. located at the end of 13th street. nice trees, swin set for the kiddy's, lots of space to play with your hound, and plenty of trails to explore. i love taking the dog for a walk with a friend and hiking around. any age... More

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