Boise, ID

Historic East End and Capitol

The East End Historic District is one of the more pleasant places to run in central Boise. Tree-lined streets with Victorian homes built at the turn of the (last) characterize the neighborhood built as Warm Springs, so-called because some homes are still heated by the natural springs in the area. The historic district is bound by Coston to the west and Avenue C to the east, from Warm Springs Ave. to Franklin.

You can create a DIY run here along the pleasant streets in this neighborhood: Jefferson, State, Washington ~1 mile east-west and Elm, Maple North-South about 0.5m. We’ve also mapped a route that incorporates a quick jaunt around the stately Capitol.

Add-On: Main St. and Idaho St. downtown are pleasant for running. Or, head north of State St. to the North End neighborhood, also a Historic District and very pleasant for running.


  • Our route is 5.3 miles, but vary it or design your own route!
  • 112 feet
  • E. Warm Springs Ave. near the Old Penitentiary Site. Can also start closer to downtown/Capitol
  • Street parking