Happy Hiking: Homestead Trail

Many people have asked me how I decide where to go while on my road trip in VANgo.  Generally speaking, I’m going in search of 70 degree weather, wildflowers, and fall color in autumn.  Today, in the second week of May, I found those wildflowers at Homestead Trail.

Homestead Trail is located only 7 miles from Boise in the Boise National Forest, better known as the Boise foothills on the outskirts of the city.  The trailhead is found in a residential neighborhood.  The area very much reminded me of the foothills surrounding Golden, CO, though not as crowded.