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Best trails in Caribou-Targhee National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho? AllTrails has 88 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 53 moderate trails in Caribou-Targhee National Forest ranging from 2.6 to 30.9 miles and from 4,507 to 9,557 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Darby Canyon Wind Cave Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
The first part of this hike is a nice walk through the woods. It is pretty snowy through here in the spring. The gradual incline starts right at the end of the wooded section. From here, its a walk alShow more
#2 - Upper Palisades Lake Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 6 h 29 m
Upper Palisades Lake Trail is a 13.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Irwin, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#3 - Alaska Basin Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 8 h 8 m
Trail leaves from the parking lot just above Treasure Mtn Scout Camp and is just off the road to Grand Targhee Ski Area East of Driggs, Idaho. From the parking lot/trailhead it is about 9 miles to theShow more
#4 - Upper Palisades Lake Trail to Lower Palisades Lake
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Upper Palisades Lake Trail to Lower Palisades Lake is a 9.9 mile out and back trail located near Irwin, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#5 - Cress Creek Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 37 m
Cress Creek Nature Trail is maintained by the BLM. This is a gentle hike that provides a good view of the South Fork of the Snake River during the summer and awesome color in the fall. Show more
#6 - Menan Butte Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
Menan Butte Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Menan, Idaho that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are alsoShow more
#7 - Mesa Falls Nature Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
The Mesa Falls Nature Trail begins in the Upper Mesa Falls parking lot, ending just above the Lower Mesa Falls, and is primarily used for hiking. The trailhead can be found on the south end of the parShow more
#8 - Waterfall Canyon Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 23.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Waterfall Canyon Trail is a 23.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Swan Valley, Idaho that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, trailShow more
#9 - Kelly Canyon Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
CLOSED: December 15 - April 15Show more
#10 - Big Elk Creek Trail
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
Easy, wide trail for the 1st half, then two or three deep smooth rock water crossings for horses. Not for novice horse riders beyond this point. Trail narrow for 6 plus miles for the advance hiker or Show more
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