Hard Guy

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  4.9 from 7 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 6 votes
Rank: #2 in the Boise and Eagle area
#2 in ID, #59 Overall
Views: 543. Last 30 days: 17
Trail in the area near Garden City,
“One of the better leg and lung buster ascents in the area.”
Cory Harelson on May 2, 2013
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4.98.0 milesKilometers 2,012’613 m Ascent 5,546’1,690 m High 8% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -141’-43 m Descent 3,540’1,079 m Low 19% Max Grade (11°)
1:18 average time for 4.9 miles. Details

Access this trail from either via Corrals trail from either Bogus Basin Road (shorter), or 8th Street.

At the start, turn north onto Hard Guy from Corrals trail and drop down a short distance into a drainage. After the short drop, start cranking! It's a sustained steep climb all the way up to the Boise Ridge Road.

To descend you can either reverse your tracks (steep and fun, but not very technical), or you can come down any number of other trails that leave from the Boise Ridge Road; Dry Creek, 8th Street Motorcycle Trail, and 5 Mile Gulch to name a few.
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PHOTOS of Hard Guy
  3.3 from 3 votes
Flowers and pine trees towards the top of Hard Guy (Garden City, ID)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Coming back down Hard Guy Trail (Garden City, ID)
  2.7 from 3 votes
April showers really did bring May flowers! (Garden City, ID)
  2.5 from 4 votes
End of Hard Guy Trail (Garden City, ID)
  2.3 from 3 votes
This is the first shade tree on Hard Guy as you climb and makes a nice s... (Garden City, ID)
  2.3 from 4 votes
Old Hard Guy/Fast Guy Junction just below the weather station on Hard Guy (Garden City, ID)