Table Rock is a popular local landmark in Boise that features a 60-foot cross and panoramic views of the city.
I visited Table Rock in the summer based on the recommendation of a friend who lives there. We drove up on a late afternoon to catch it during sunset. It’s a great time to go and I’d highly recommend trekking up there right before the sun sinks below the horizon. You won’t regret it!
There’s a 3.8-mile trail (called Table Rock Trail) that you can take to get up to Table Rock. All Trails rates it as moderate and states that it takes the average person about an hour to get up there. (Plus, you can bring your dog! It just has to be on a leash.) My friends and I didn’t do that trail because it probably would’ve been dark by the time we got up there. We ended up parking in a dirt lot closer to the top and did a short trek to get up there.
There’s a short steep stretch that can get you up to the top faster from where we were, but there’s also a longer and less intense trail with a few switchbacks that can get you there.
Once we got on flat ground at the top, the cross was just a few minutes away. We also saw some interesting art along the way.
The day we went up to Table Rock, there had been a fire not long before, and we could see that a lot of vegetation was charred.
Still, it was great to be able to admire Boise from as far up as we were. Even seeing the silhouettes of the power lines against the clear sky felt really peaceful.
Table Rock is a beautiful local spot to visit in Boise, especially during sunset 🙂 Be sure to add it to your list of places to see when you’re in the city!