Hidden Lake and Red Top Mountain is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bonners Ferry, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from August until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We love this hike. It is family friendly and one that my 8 year old children enjoy. The only down side was that the huckleberries weren't quite ripe.
This trail is beautiful and fun for everyone. It was an easy hike, not a whole lot of elevation change. And, the wind from the lake and occasional glimpses that you get from the lake are wonderful. There wasn't a whole lot of people there that I saw very often.
Have done this trail twice. The last time was 12 years ago. Beautiful vistas and deep forests. Recomend to anyone willing to hike back into the lake. We went in through west fork cabin that has a little meadow right in front of it, didn't stay in the cabin though. Lots of up and down pretty much none of it is flat. Planning on taking my son on this one this year. Great weekend getaway from the Spokane or Coeur d'Alene area. There used to be an old fire watch tower on the top of Red Top, not sure if it is still there.