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Best trails in Challis National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Challis National Forest, Idaho? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs leash 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 23 moderate trails in Challis National Forest ranging from 2 to 21 miles and from 5,187 to 9,937 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Stanley Lake to Bridalveil Falls Trail
Challis National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Stanley Lake to Bridalveil Falls Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#2 - Iron Bog Lake Trail
Challis National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Iron Bog Lake Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mackay, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naturShow more
#3 - Kane Lake Trail
Challis National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
Kane Lake Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchum, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is bShow more
#4 - Bear Creek Lake
Challis National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Bear Creek Lake is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mackay, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naturShow more
#5 - Summit Creek
Challis National Forest
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
Summit Creek is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sun Valley, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, bird waShow more
#6 - Langer Lake
Challis National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Langer Lake is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camShow more
#7 - Fourth of July Creek to Born Lakes
Challis National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
A nice hike up a forested trail, past lovely Fourth Of July lake, then over a high ridge with great views of the Sawtooth range to the west, high peaks of the White Clouds and a pretty meadow below. TShow more
#8 - Merriam Lake
Challis National Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Merriam Lake is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mackay, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#9 - Lower Cedar Creek Falls
Challis National Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Lower Cedar Creek Falls is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mackay, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#10 - Fly Creek Point to Shower Bath Hot Springs
Challis National Forest
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 56 m
Fly Creek Point to Shower Bath Hot Springs is a 10.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Challis, Idaho that features hot springs and is only recommended for very experienced advenShow more
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