Whether it's for mindless jogging without concern for traffic or the ability to enjoy a precisely measured interval session, convenient access to a 400-meter track is a rare treat for runners.

Located only a hop, skip and jump from most downtown hotels, the Boise River Greenbelt links over 850 acres of parks and preserves via paved paths that stretch for more than 25 miles on both banks.

Huge trail system meandering through the local foothills. Routes vary in distance and difficulty. Will require a drive to pick up a trailhead from downtown. Website has a lot of helpful details.

Part of the Ridge to Rivers trail system, Shafer Butte is a popular peak within the Bogus Basin area.