Explore To do - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

To do Map
VIEW FULL MAP
Reviews (59)
Photos (438)
View user's profile page
Julia Moran reviewed Observation Peak
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 25, 2020
HikingGreat!RockySnow

This hike is amazing. We got some snow the night before, so probably 60% of the trail was snow covered. We brought yaktrax and gaiters, and ended up using them on the descent. They weren’t necessary, but they were helpful! The views were beautiful. Not a soul in sight. I would definitely do this hike again.

View user's profile page
Kristin George reviewed Observation Peak
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
HikingGreat!RockyScramble

This hike is worth it for the views in the last few miles. The first 3-4 miles are pretty flat (and shaded), then there is moderate elevation gain, and at about 5.5 miles it gets really steep and exposed. There is a small sign directing you right and up when you get to the saddle. It's a rocky slog from the saddle to the final set of switchbacks, but the views are outstanding. My Garmin clocked this at 16.4 RT.

View user's profile page
Auggie Neitzke reviewed Lookout Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 12, 2020
HikingScramble

Took the short route up this time from Ballard Rd, saw 2 other groups on the trail on a Sunday Afternoon. Overcast all the way up, thought we were gonna get some rain but it held out, hit Summit at 2pm. Sunny all the way down. Beautiful July afternoon hike, a little chilly/windy at the top, but otherwise very pleasant. Trail is in great condition, mud in one spot but not bad at all. 7.1 miles round trip, 1593 EG

View Auggie's activity
View user's profile page
Anna hikes stuff reviewed Observation Peak
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 27, 2020
HikingBlowdownSnow

Our group's GPS tracking clocked 16-17 miles RT, so be prepared for a long day! Besides the mileage, this is a pretty straightforward hike with an amazingly epic view of the big peaks from the top...and it's the only Sawtooth summit with a trail all the way to the top. Granted, we had to pick our own way up to the summit due to snow, but it was very doable, and allowed for some fun plunge-stepping and glissading on the descent. Be prepared for some knee-high or worse creek crossings in early season!

View user's profile page
amber rowland reviewed Westridge Trail Via Timber Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 17, 2020
Hiking

Trail was in beautiful condition! We only passed two people the entire hike. LOTS of wildflowers once on Westridge. GORGEOUS!!!

View user's profile page
Regina Stump reviewed Westridge Trail Via Timber Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 10, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful trail for trail running!

View Regina 's activity
View user's profile page
Peter Lohrisch reviewed Lookout Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 26, 2020
Hiking

Ran about half of the trail. Very shaded in the trees. Fairly dry for the most part and there did not appear to be snow at the top. Drove past the TH over memorial day weekend and there were a ton of cars. Early Tuesday morning - I was the first car.

View user's profile page
Cody Elder reviewed Lookout Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 17, 2020
HikingMuddyOff trailSnow
View Cody's activity
View user's profile page
Benjamin Kiser reviewed Lookout Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 16, 2020
HikingSnow

Beautiful trail. Unfortunately we ran into snow about 1.5 miles from Donner Pass. It started small then about 100-200 yards from the Pass we were postholing to our waists. The mountain beat us today. May be a couple weeks until all that snow is gone.

View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 11, 2019
HikingIcyMuddySnow

A great trail that definitely could be pretty challenging at times. It’s a bit muddy and icy in a few areas so good hiking shoes are a must. The view when you get toward the top of Westridge is spectacular, so take a bit to enjoy it. I will be doing this one again in the future.

View user's profile page
Steve Downing reviewed Lookout Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 22, 2019
Hiking

Lots of dirtbikes on the weekend. Didnt hike the whole trail, because i had my daughter and her friend. Ill be back to do it on my own!! Great views and scenery!! To all my fellow hikers, dont forget pack it in, pack it out. sad how much trash is in the clearings.

View Steve's activity
View user's profile page
Dan Mcclain reviewed Observation Peak
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2019
Hiking

I have done this hike from Grand Jean and from Standley Lake. the last climb from the saddle up to the ammo can at the top you'll be in full sun so best to do it early. there is a trail marker in the saddle to point you the right way because the trail disappears for about hundred yards until you get to the ridge.

View user's profile page
Steve Kranz reviewed Observation Peak
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 14, 2019
Hiking

BTW, just be aware, I notice the mileage is wrong while viewing this recording online. Lots of up and back mid-hike. The out and back is not the 32 miles depicted.

View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 4, 2019
HikingMuddy
View Cody's activity
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 11, 2019
HikingMuddySnow

Hiked from Homestead up Well Gulch on to Timber, then Westridge, then Howard, over to Arthur's Rock, north on East Valley back to start for an 8 mile loop. Took 5 hours. Weather on May 9 was cloudy with light snowfall during hike. Trail was either muddy at lower areas or snow covered on higher sections. Temps in the 30's. A good workout and beautiful snow covered scenery. Turned out to be a winter hike on a spring day. Would do this again on a warmer and dry day.

View user's profile page
Todd Burt reviewed Lookout Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 15, 2018

Beautiful this time of year with the leaves changing color! It was a little confusing on where to go sometimes, so download the map if you can! Follow any arrows you see on the trees as well.

View user's profile page
Dan Mcclain reviewed Observation Peak
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 17, 2018

a great view of the sawtooths and of the Lakes below the peak.I believe the milage is wrong, not that far ,good day hike

View user's profile page
Ryan Hilbig reviewed Lookout Mountain Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMay 21, 2018
Hiking

Attempted to hike this trail with the dogs. About a mile in gun shots could be heard ricocheting through the canyon. Shots were very close to the trail and spooked the dogs. We had to head back to the vehicle without much of an exploration.

View user's profile page
Greg Hart reviewed Observation Peak
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 9, 2018
Hiking
First to Review

This is the only peak in the Sawtooth Wilderness with a Class I trail to the top. The trail starts at Stanley Lake Campground and follows the Idaho Centennial Trail up to a saddle, where it can be difficult to find the Observation Peak Trail at first. Look for the switchbacks above and scramble over some rocks to get to it. This can also be accessed from the Grandjean Trailhead. The last few miles are steep switchbacks, but offer beautiful views to keep you motivated. There is a cairn and lock box at the top. There is a nice view of Horsetail Falls along the way.

View user's profile page
Maxine Cottrell reviewed Westridge Trail Via Timber Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 10, 2018

Beautiful and extremely icy in several stretches yesterday. Poles &/or microspikes would have been helpful, but going on hands & knees worked fine. (The stretches were generally

Showing results 1 - 20 of 59