Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Caribou-Targhee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

15 days ago

Had a great time

Our yearly trek! Waterfall canyon is also definitely worth the extra push. If you're planning to make it an overnighter the far side of the upper lake is the prime territory. Been up here 4 years running and have always seen wildlife. Last time a moose stumbled upon us and gave us all a good jump. I don't know who was more surprised us or her.

this is definitely a hike that is accessible in the winter as long as it's not crazy snowy. The trail was easy to follow and trafficked.

2 months ago

10/10 views

Great hike, say a lot of wildlife, moose, deer, elk. Fishing wasn't to great, but what can you expect since it's almost November.

Great day hike. Definitely not hard. I ran into many ATVs and Dirt Bikes, they all asked what I was doing so obviously there aren't too many hikers that go there. Absolutely beautiful and lots of wildlife.

2 months ago

Fun hike- we took the clockwise route and there were some river crossings at the beginning, steep portions in the middle, and slick downhills at the end. Nice views from the high point in the middle. We used the app to stay on the trail as it’s not marked the whole way through.

Beautiful area. We went in the fall, and the colors were absolutely amazing. It is a dirt road for a way towards the end, and a very narrow dirt road at the end.

3 months ago

The road to the parking lot at the top is very rough. Four-wheel drive is highly recommended. There is snow now, so i would suggest parking at the bottom and hiking the rest. Its challenging but its worth it!

Great hike! Plenty of good views and not too difficult. We didn’t see any, but watch for bears and moose as they are active in the area!

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful crisp October morning and the colours on the aspens were amazing

3 months ago

A great backpacking trail with nice lake views at the top. Be sure to take a water filter if you are planning to camp at the top.

Best place ever

One of our absolute favorite hikes!! It’s long, but not a hard hike with lots of beautiful views!

Amazing scenery, when you get to the top, easy to follow and it is perfect this time of year..

Leaves are dropping, first day of fall feels like the first day of fall

beautiful but hard to access

Upper Lake was great.Leg burner for the last quarter mile. Don't look for campsites by the lake but pick your birds nest north of the lake by abandoned outhouse. Plenty of knobs to choose from.

Fun September hike especially early in the day. Once you get to Mountaintop Road, there won't be any shade. I did this hike with a young Minischnauzer, which was just about as much as he could handle. I left the campground trailhead at 8:30 a.m. and got to the very top at 11:30 a.m. I was back down by the start of the trailhead at 1:30 p.m. So, altogether, a five-hour hike with some very short stops along the way.

Nice easy trail. Pretty scenery , old forest trail makes walking easy

Amazing place for a horse ride. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Not for novice horses or riders.

Nice easy walk, mostly among trees with a couple of vista views midway. Bear scat and prints, two elk along the way. Nice short “hike”.

4 months ago

Easy hike that affords some lovely views as you near, and on, the summit.

This was a fun trail we rode the loop backwards, the road in a few areas is sandy and a bit tough to ride. I would do this trail again

A fun trip to do with friends! We hiked up to the upper lake 2 weeks ago and loved the scenery along the trail. I suggest leaving early in the morning to start the day off cool and to have plenty of time to hike. Also take plenty of water. We ran out of water on the way back and ended up filling our bottles with running river water. The river water tasted great, but I don’t recommend drinking it without a filter.

Very fun easy hike! Great views and well maintained. Just watch for traffic on the narrow trails.

I LOVE this hike. It’s a hike that makes you feel so satisfied when you get to the upper lake. Not very many steep parts, beautiful views of meadows, mountains, water and wildlife. I try to do this hike at least once every year. This is by far my favorite hike ever.

mountain biking
4 months ago

I biked this trial on a Saturday morning. I only saw one person on the way out and a few on the way back. It is a slight incline on the way out, the entire time. So coming back down is a breeze. Bring bear spray.

trail running
4 months ago

Great run, lots of up and down. Bring bear spray (feisty little black bears sometimes hang here). Dog friendly!

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