Iron Bog Lake

EASY 12 reviews
#2 of 26 trails in

Iron Bog Lake is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Carey, ID and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until July.

5.0 miles 1467 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

lake

4 months ago

it was steep climb... but fishing is great!! we continued to fish pole lake this time... says 2b trophy fish there... but iron bog had more fish.. the views are amazing!!

hiking
5 months ago

Quick but steep hike. It starts off kind of hard if you haven't hiked in awhile. Eventually it levels off and the views are amazing. The steepness means you gain elevation pretty quickly and the breeze off the lake was a little chilly.

Saw a couple pika while on the mountain and only one other person was fishing on the other side of the lake. Fish were biting at the little bugs so a good, peaceful fishing spot!

Definitely will do it again and will bring fishing gear.

backpacking
5 months ago

We hiked into Iron Bog Lake last year and liked it so much we planned an overnight trip with family. Short hike is a plus, the first bit is steep, and then gradual rise from there. From Iron Bog to FishPole is pretty short, just be careful of the rocks and uneven terrain. Our group had good luck with a total of 7 fish, with the biggest just over 12 inches. (None at FishPole with trophy restrictions 20"+ only, seemed over fished to me). Great spot for a day fishing around the lake, or camping. Seemed like a popular spot given the traffic we came across. We'd do it again.

hiking
6 months ago

I hiked Iron bog May 27th, there was about 4ft of snow at 3/4th mark and the rest of the hike and more. The beginning of the hike had clear paths, I'd say June and later is the best time to go.

hiking
7 months ago

camping
1 year ago

It was a steeper hike in than we expected, it was hot so maybe that made it seem worse. It was also busier than we'd heard. We caught several 8-12" trout and camped next to the inlet. It was beautiful. Next time we'd like to make it to Fishpole Lake.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful area, great lake and camping spots. Easy hike to Fishpole Lake. Hike itself was very short (1.6 miles). but first 1/4 mile or so was very steep and trail was slick with small rock or I would give it 5 stars!

camping
2 years ago

Amazing hike - very steep but also short well worth the hike the lakes are beautiful - great camp sites and fishing

hiking
2 years ago

2 years ago

First part is the toughest to nice beginner hike take your fishing pole and actually had over to fish pole from ironbog another three quarters of a mile 20 inches or bigger you can keep anything less giveback

hiking
3 years ago

The first half mile is really quite steep but mellows out after that. Iron bog lake is beautiful with excellent camping spots on the far side of the lake. Day hikes to fishpole lake and the other 5 smaller bodies of water were very enjoyable. I give it 5 stars based on the shortness of the hike and beauty of the lake.

fishing
4 years ago

Fun easy hike! Great fishing if you can get them to bite. We hooked in to 4. Great hike for a family