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    New question here. Riding near Kuna, ID?

    I have to go to Kuna, ID for a couple of days in the middle of April. I know there's a lot of great XC/Trail riding in Idaho. Is any of it near Kuna? Is it good enough to warrant hauling my helmet and shoes along, renting a bike and riding for a day or two? Will it be ridable in mid-april? Suggestions? Comments? Thanks!

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    man what are you doing in Kuna? There are the owyhees to the south (see some other threads on here) and the boise mountains to the north. You'll be driving 30 miles either way. There are some 4WD roads right out of town but not worth bringing a bike for.

    mid april is questionable. Usually the trails are dry but depends on the weather. The group I ride with meets for monday night rides starting in march FWIW.
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    Kuna is Flat - Head for the hills

    Quote Originally Posted by sbermhb
    Is it good enough to warrant hauling my helmet and shoes along, renting a bike and riding for a day or two?
    I'm thinking that renting bikes here could be rather limited.

    Is Idaho Mountain Touring and Bikes to Boards the only shops in Boise that rent bikes?

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    shoot me an PM and if it works out I'll show you around the Owyhees

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    I am a fan of hiking and biking (and if I never retired from climbing....bouldering) out at Swan Falls south of Kuna. Just take Swan Falls heading south out of Kuna and you'll eventually drop down into the canyon and hit the snake river. Even though I love it out there....I don't know if it warrants the hassle of either renting a bike or bringing your bike for such a short trip.

    I thought I had a thread on a ride I did out at Swan Falls, but apparently I don't, but here are some related threads (they are both laffeuax's threads):
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ght=swan+falls
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=132494

    Swan Falls is pretty doable year round.

    Here is some more links about the place:
    http://www.idahopower.com/riversrec/.../swanfalls.htm

    Well crap....I was gonna post some links from the BLM site, but apparently their site is not working right now.

    Anyhoo if I were you and you had a car, I'd just bring some hiking shoes and go for a hike out there. Much less hassle.

    Good luck and have fun in Kuna! Don't forget to go to Cowgirls!!!

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    Don't get me wrong. I think it is worth riding here. I don't think there is much worth riding close to Kuna. I do it because it is close but consider it to be pretty much road riding on dirt. I have ridden Swan Falls once and didn't consider it worth the drive but I'll look through Nick's threads on the area and hopefully there is good stuff I missed.

    I have heard there are some good rides between Kuna and Swan Falls but haven't been able to find them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    I thought I had a thread on a ride I did out at Swan Falls, but apparently I don't, but here are some related threads (they are both laffeuax's threads):
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ght=swan+falls
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=132494
    The Swan Falls to Discovery ride is very pretty, but not the best mountain biking around. It's worth doing if you're a local, but if you come from out of town, there's better stuff to be had. However, if you like trials riding, the area west of Swan Falls is likely a fun place.

    If you have the option of drive to Boise (1/2 hour drive) there's some fun rides. If you need to rent a bike, it's likely your only choice too, since I don't believe there is a bike shop in Kuna. (Is there?)

    If you like to road ride, and want to not drive so far, I'd opt for that. There's several decent road rides in the area - Kuna to Swan Falls Dam and back would be a nice one.
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    Bouldering?

    Belayslave,

    Are there speciifc areas where you boulder near Swan Falls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriflo
    Belayslave,

    Are there speciifc areas where you boulder near Swan Falls?
    Hope this helps:
    http://www.boiseclimbs.com/swan_falls.htm

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