Yellow Belly Lake Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Yellow Belly Lake Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

4.2 miles 337 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

Yellow Belly Trail is located near Stanley, ID. The trail is primarily used for Hiking.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful, peaceful somewhat challenging uphill hike. A little over 5 miles though not 4.2. I thought I was lost briefly when the mileage wasn't matching up. The water temperature was perfect this time of year too.

1 year ago

The hike was great...has quite a climb but well worth it!! About 3/4 of the way we came into a short little snow storm. But the end result was amazing! Found a nice campground right off lake and woke up to an amazing sunrise and a layer of fog atop the lake.

1 year ago

A quick 5-mile out and back from the Pettitt Lake trailhead. It's a good cardio workout with steep start toward the lake and gradual climb on the return. It's easy to hike to Yellow Belly and the lake is really pretty and quiet. Next time I'll hike in for the day and picnic/lounge there.