Explore the most popular lake trails near Clearwater County with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

A nice day hike. Looks like recent landslides have went through this area. Some of the trails through the trees on the left hand side of the creek dead ended. Maybe due to the landslide activity. We ended up turning around and going back up the creek from the 2 tall hoodoos. Found the first cave eventually which turned out to be quite interesting but definitely a scramble up and down in the scree to get to it.

hiking
1 day ago

backpacking
2 days ago

Really nice hike, steep in spots. Had my 9 year old son with me and he carried a 21lb pack with him with no issues. Take the time and camp up near the lake. Will do this again for sure.

Did this about a month ago, it’s a fun hike! It is steep in some areas and there is a bit of loose shale the entire hike so do be careful. I didn’t get far enough to see the caves unfortunately. The trail head is a little bit confusing so when you park and see the creek to your left, you can follow the creek up or just to the right of it is the actual trail. The views are amazing. Also I brought my dog with me and she managed just fine. Had to lift her onto a couple of bigger rocks to keep going but nothing to scary for her. Took about 3 1/2 hours to do (including stopping for a snack) Give it a try!

Took my kids (7, 5, and 2). Had a stroller and the big kids on bikes. We didn’t do the 10km loop because I wasn’t sure how they would do for that distance, so we did a bunch of smaller loops and it was beautiful and great for the kids. It was just hard enough for them getting their bikes up all the little hills.

Amazing views the whole way up to the geocache, but it's definitely worth it to go the rest of the scramble to the summit. Trails were well used and visible with lots of other hikers.

Rated as moderated but would definitely say it’s “easy”. Done this a couple times, and both times were fairly busy with horses and ATV’s. It’s an easy trail walk into the lake. Good to do with kids or the family!

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail. Well marked with orange and pink tape. well warn in. Lots of places to camp if you want to break up the hike but can be done in one day. On arrival there are a few group sites and single sites. At the far end of the lake there are more sites and bear food hangers. i would recommend this hike for sure. Well fit hiking boots or shoes and poles are a must. Have fun hiking.

closer to 21km each way then 17km. A group of three of us did it in 7hours going in then 6hours on the way out over 2 days. Would not rate this as hard, if anything it's an easy hike. After the second bridge crossing there is a fairly steep hill and then after the stream crossing there is another slightly larger and steeper hill however neither are extremely challenging. There arent many campsites at the lake so if you're planning on going during a long weekend make sure you go out very early. fishing is decent but dont expect any trophy fish.

Great hike, incredible views! Very steep, would recommend hiking shoes.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice easy trail with some fun creek drainage bouldering toward the top. Left trailhead at 9:45am and our group was the 2nd group up. Great little scramble to the enormous and cool cave at top. By the time we finished lunch and we’re headed down, the trail was packed with hikers. (Stopped counting after 70). Good views, but take a flashlight for the cave.

hiking
15 days ago

Pretty casual hiking up to the hoodoos, from there you could continue up the creek to the cave. We decided to ascend the slope to the south, there’s a bit of a trail to start and then you’ll have to scramble up some shale but when make it to the top of the ridge the view is incredible.

camping
17 days ago

I did this hike in 2016, and 2017. I plan to hopefully do the hike again in 2018. It was brutal on my first time, which also happened to be my first time ever doing a back country hiking and camping trip. I had started to wonder if it was a mistake to do this hike and was regretting it. It has since become my favourite place to camp and I try to make the trip at least once a year. The trail can be a little confusing at certain points. It takes me about 7 hours to hike in, and less to hike out. I recommend hiking to sentinel creek to camp out before heading out early the next day to get a good head start on the trail.

Very easy trail, good run in the morning.

backpacking
19 days ago

This hike is very challenging. We made it in 2 days and it definitely felt longer than what this app says. Lot’s of up and down, creek crossings and uneven ground. We took our 6 year old and 10 year and they both did awesome but I would not recommend it!! Camping was amazing, views were amazing, and fishing was awesome! Loved it there. My only recommendation is good footwear and pack light! Definitely worth the reward of reaching the Lake!! Oh, and crossing the creek in bare feet was a breeze, even our 6 year old had no issues.

walking
20 days ago

Good and easy trail. I saw more people riding bikes than walking, so it’s a good trail for both activities. Mostly flat and good shadows to help with the heat. Some nice views of the lake midway through the trail

hiking
21 days ago

Did with my mother and family. It was a nice walk, but I think it'd be a much better biking trail while camping at the lake.

walking
21 days ago

Nice trail for a walk/family friendly hike. Took 3 kiddos 1.5/3/8, and a dog. Lots of sloppy muddy spots today.

Hadn’t been hiking or physically worked out in years. Then about 4 years ago my sister told me she was going on this hike. I figured it was the perfect way to test myself, so I went with her. I don’t know how they come up with their difficulty ratings, but this hike was far from hard. A couple steep shale inclines is the hardest it gets. Got back tired but far from sore. Left my keys up there accidentally when we went swimming, so the next day we did it again to retrieve them. For an out of shape desk jockey like myself (at the time), I was pleasantly surprised at how well my body handled it twice in two days. I was immediately looking for a harder one. Great hike for rookies, people that may be a bit out of shape or for people looking for a casual hike with a bit of altitude. But AllTrails rates this hike as hard. I’m hoping the first hard one I pick from this app is actually hard and doesn’t disappoint.

Fairly easy hike, beautiful clear lake. Is pretty muddy after rain for a while, lots of horse tours through.

hiking
24 days ago

Love Allstones. It’s a tough hike up and down (knees). Just when you think the trail should level out, it keeps climbing. When you start descending to the lake, the water looks so welcoming, and it is.... if you like polar dips. Only the bravest go all the way in and under.

on Crimson Lake Loop

hiking
27 days ago

The trail is very well marked. There is some nice wildlife there, but the scenery is not very captivating. Although the smell of the forest is captivating.

hiking
27 days ago

The trail is pretty rocky part of it is in a dry creek bed, but a nice walk all in all. Eagle Lake is beautiful and just beyond it is James Falls a nice small waterfall that’s worth the extra little walk

Challenging trail but beautiful and scenic. Definitely want to do this one again and next time make it to the cave.

Great for walking, running or biking... Flat and scenic.

hiking
27 days ago

While it isn’t exactly a hike, as it’s mostly flat all the way, it’s a beautiful walk through the forest. I loved the views of the lake, and the KM signs along the way to show your progress. It wasn’t overly busy either, but that could just be because it was kinda downcast and rainy today.

Nice trail, short but worth it especially looking back at the majestic view of Abraham Lake. Lots of loose rocks making it a slower pace.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice path with gravel where needed. Mostly through the forest but passes Twin Lakes and crosses a small stream. Well maintained for bikes and hiking. This trail goes to Rocky Mountain House also.

walking
1 month ago

Was a good stroll, pretty flat, might take the bike next time. Found a couple places to get the feet wet in the lake.

Nice lil stroll

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