Moose Lake Trail

EASY 7 reviews
#6 of 11 trails in

Moose Lake Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hope, ID that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.4 miles 594 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



4 months ago

Easy 2 mile hike in, lake shallow around edge and bottom muddy but beautiful larger lake. Friends mother even caught 3 fish!

5 months ago

Not bad for the first hike of the summer. There were a few trees down which had to be navigated but not too difficult. Didn't see any wildlife. There were a few anglers when we arrived. There was some unmelted snow drifts along the trail (early June)

6 months ago

This is an easy hike in with a lot of options for side trips to surrounding lakes and ridge lines. I backpacked in during the first weekend of June and there were a lot of downed trees on the trail and a bit of snow still. There is a lot of great scenery with Lake Estelle, Gem and Blacktail lakes within a few miles off the main trail. This area is good for a day hike, overnight outing, or longer. Be prepared for the usual small flying annoyances (flies and mosquitos) and the occasional moose sighting. While in the area, be sure to check out Char Falls and the Lunch Peak lookout.

1 year ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Great for the whole family.

1 year ago

Just hiked this trail with our four year old and 13 month old and two dogs, very nice easy hike, only difficult part was one of the bridges is snapped in half so you can either go across the the stream using rocks or the bridge it's just a little steep! We also saw a grizzly bear in our way back down, so be prepared for anything!

2 years ago

Very beautiful trail but beware of the lower sections of trail and lake are very brushy and very buggy in summer. Dont forget the bug spray and head nets.

6 years ago

This is a very easy hike with good scenery along the trail.The trail provides access to Blacktail Lake{trail no.24} and Lake Estelle{trail no 36} Limited camping is available at Moose Lake. Be sure to bring your camera. If you go in the Fall you are likely to see many moose and maybe even some black bear.