Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, ID that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until August. Horses are also able to use this trail.

8.9 miles 1854 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

2 months ago

Beautiful lake at the top.

2 months ago

Great hike. Starts out with a relatively flat walk through forest, then gradually gets steeper after about 2 miles. The grade is never overwhelming, as there are many switchbacks. The lake itself is beautiful, as are the views along the way of the surrounding peaks. We went mid-September and the lake was clear and there was snow only up above on the higher peaks.

2 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Backpacked to Goat Lake and was not disappointed. The last half mile or so is a tough climb up and you have to keep an eye out for the turn off, but the views of the lake are worth it.

3 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
3 months ago

As a beginner, this trail was challenging but so much fun and worth it. The lake at the end is beautiful, and the scenery along the way is breathtaking. I can't wait to do this hike again.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike!

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hike. Gonna get back in August to see what it's like without snow.

5 months ago

Great hike, for an beginner hiker took just over 3 hours in and just over 2 hrs out. With lots of pictures of course! Definitely gonna do it after the snow melts.

5 months ago

5 months ago

I love this trail. My 1st in the area. Lots of snow the last 1/2 mile to Sawtooth Lake. Took 3 hours round trip with a fast pace.

hiking
6 months ago

Great for a short hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful and well maintained trails.

1 year ago

Beautiful! Snowy at the top in June!

camping
1 year ago

This is a great day hike or can be made into a backpacking adventure. The trail is relatively easy and short to Alpine Lake and Sawtooth Lake. We stayed at Alpine Lake the first trip and Sawtooth Lake the second. We enjoyed camping at Alpine more, which offered more privacy on the backside of the lake. Both lakes are beautiful and the view of the Sawtooth ridges from Sawtooth Lake is a one of a kind. You can make this into a multi-day trip if you go past Sawtooth Lake where the trail splits. I would recommend this trail as a must.

hiking
1 year ago

The views are literally some of the best in the world. Not to hard, my four little boys did it. Ages 4, 6, 8, and 10. There was a little complaining along the way but no big problems.

1 year ago

Great moderate hike with incredible views!