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hiking
13 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Have always loved this hike since first camping there while a youth in scouts in the late '70s. Now they have paved parking and outhouse at the top of the trailhead. Took my youngest on his first backpack and saw a badger first night and 4pt buck on the hike out. Many hikers and families out doing day hikes on Saturday. By Sunday evening the mountain quiet returns and beautiful sunset and sunrise over the lake.

Really enjoyable hike.

5 months ago

My first time at blue lake, it was easy to find and my 2 kids 9 and 7 had no problems on the hike, and had so much fun.

hiking
5 months ago

Did a lot of hiking and little bit of fishing with the family. The fishing was amazing we caught and released to keep the fish there for everybody else That want to have fun fishing. took my five-year-old nephew's and they did just great it wasn't too hard and we all had an amazing time I definitely recommend this to anybody that want to have a great hike

hiking
5 months ago

Really easy hike but very scenic and convenient when looking for an alpine lake close to Boise. The road covers all of the elevation gain you would normally find in a hike. Used an app to track distance and found that going around the lake plus a side trip halfway up the mountain side for a view and back to the parking lot was 2.5 miles total.

I like this trail because it has a great view when you get to the top and it's not difficult at all. The only thing is that this app gives you wrong directions to find it, get on Warm Springs and then turn left of Squaw Creek road and it's at the end of that, they have you go a little too far! Would definitely do again

It was our first hike as a family, ever. We took our three kids 7, 6, and 2. they all had a blast and it was beautiful! It was a bit windy but all in all was a very good first hike for our family.

The road is now posted as private property.

mountain biking
6 months ago

6 months ago

on Kirkham Hot Springs

6 months ago

Nice break from driving. A bit crowded even in September.

on Kirkham Hot Springs

6 months ago

Nice day to relax at the hot springs

hiking
6 months ago

Very beautiful

One of my favorite hikes!
It is at the top of a mountain, so when we went in July, 2014 and there was still snow!
Soooo many wild flowers, and greenery everywhere! When you go be sure to cross the road on the opposite side of the parking lot so you don't miss even more Incredible views!
The lake is small enough to hike around and play on.

This was an awesome hike! It was challenging enough for my 2 kids (2 and 5 years old) to keep it interesting but easy enough they could do it with minimal breaks. We took both of our dogs as well and they had a blast! The lake is beautiful!! There are also bathrooms at the trailhead which is great when you have kids!