Table Rock offers incredible views of our City of Trees. This is great for everyone because you have a few options to get up to it-- driving and hiking. There are a couple of trail options but I recommend starting at the trailhead by the Old Penitentiary.
Go here for a nice little hike and a great view of the Boise Valley. Sunrise and sunsets are the best.
This is a classic boise activity. The big plateau overlooking Boise is called Table Rock. At night you'll notice an illuminated cross on top of it. This is a great sunset spot that you can either hike to (trail starts behind the old penitentiary) or drive to. There is a parking lot at the top which…
“In 1872 the Idaho Territorial Prison opened its doors to some of the most desperate and mean criminals the West could offer. In 1973 the Idaho State Penitentiary closed to inmates. Now our doors are open for visitors to explore over 100 years of Idaho's unique prison history. Open year-round, visitors of the Old Idaho Penitentiary can walk through solitary confinement, cell blocks, and the gallows. Visit today and relive the Old Pen's exciting past of daring escapes, scandals, and executions. Call for more details about special events, educational programs and guided tours.”
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