Explore the most popular walking trails in Farragut State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
17 days ago

Very well maintained trail and not too steep but better suited for mountain biking. The view is somewhat obstructed by trees and a very good workout. I would suggest Chilco for hiking and in close proximity.

Amazing views of Lake Pend Orielle. Best view I have ever seen.

Great midday stop for brief walk with dog on a road trip across country. Off leash time for dog was nice. Had lunch on the sandy beach. Very few people in mid week.

One of the most scenic walks you can take. It's an easy trail, but when you are lucky enough to be the only humans out there (before & after the summer tourist season), it is peaceful, and so beautiful! We enjoy watching for eagles.

awesome..has everything for good hike

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful fall hike! The trail is a bit overgrown and there is a downed tree. Just so you’re aware the trail is deceptively easy going down to the lake. The way back is 95% uphill. GPS put this hike at just over 5.5 miles. The lake was beautiful and there wasn’t a soul in sight.

1 month ago

This was a beautiful and unexpected hike! You could even wade through the water a bit to get over to a cool picnic/camping area. Still quite a few bees but a nice and challenging hike!

hiking
1 month ago

A sublime autumn hike! Had the trail to ourselves and relished the stunning views. Previous reviewers referenced downed trees across the trail but we encountered none (evidence of recently cut trees; thx USFS). An excellent workout. Still a few wasps and of course I was stung but that didn't detract from the trail's beauty. My only complaint is the abundance of trash on the beach. Utterly disappointing that people would leave this otherwise pristine place with their mess.

This was easily accessed from highpoint trail. Scout trail goes out an opposite direction adding unnecessary length. Just a note scout trail is Bernard peak trail. This was lengthy. Clocking in at 17.4 miles. Little steep at first then a easily done moderate gain after that. Several nice views along the way. About 2/3 the way you hit your final view point then turn back to start some switch backs. After this final view point there is nothing to see. At the very top are the remnants of the old fire tower. But nothing else. Trees obstruct all views at the top. I’d stop at the last view point unless you need a work out. Do note you can easily drive to the peak as well. The road has been cleared for vehicle travel. With
Easy accessibility comes the broken glass, trash, and shell casings at the top. Highly disappointing.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. There is a Yellow Jacket problem on the trail and at the beach area. We had 3 stings in our group. Be careful and don't wear black (threatening to wasps).

My Apple Watch measure the hike at 1.83 miles, one way. Enjoy.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was so-so. If you go, be sure to go in early summer for more greenery and flowers, and on a clear day for the views. On a hazy day in late August, this was definitely a disappointing hike. Also, the description said 3.5 mile out and back. Is that one way or round trip? We turned around before the end and both our pedometers said more than 4 miles. AllTrails is confusing!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, well kept, cool amongst the trees, great views of the big lake. Downhill all the way in, uphill all the way out. Pretty quick hike, we were done by mid morning

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this hike! Fantastic views despite the smokey haze. There is definitely work on the way back; mostly uphill. I was sweating and got a leg workout for sure. Good fun!

More of a walk than a hike, but definitely worth a stop. Very peaceful and serene. The views are lovely.

3 months ago

This hike is a quick one but don’t let the short distance fool you, it was intense due to the elevation change. Nothing that can’t be tackled with a few water breaks to take in the view though. A pretty great swimming area & a few picnic tables await successful hikers at the trails end. I look forward to doing it again!!

Good hill climb the entire way up

The trail was lovely and nice and shaded most of the way, however, the views were a little disappointing with no real clear ones at the top. So overall... good trail/good workout, but less than ideal views for the distance.

The review below by Tessa is completley accurate. Had originally planned just the Bernard Peak loop but decided to do this one to add some mileage and elevation :) Bring more water than you think you'll need as the streams are drying up. The length is definitley what makes this rate as hard. 4 hours up (with some off trail adventuring) and 3.5 down. Not a lot of views but a great hike.

Grueling but gorgeous!

Beautiful hike; the workout is on the way back. Would have been nice to be able to sit on a beach once we got to the water but the water level is too high right now.

4 months ago

We truly enjoyed this hike. Yes, it is uphill on the way back but depending on your fitness level it's not too bad. The beach is nice and if you walk a little down from the trail there is a camp site you can relax on. Overall, beautiful hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great, scenic hike! It is somewhat hard but the climb is gradual with only one steeper part and the trail is very open.

hiking
5 months ago

We had a great time on this hike, although we went at the end of May and the water levels were too high to enjoy the beach area or actually get to the point. Be prepared for a good workout on the way back! Totally worth it. This would be a great place to camp when the water level goes down.

This trail was beautiful and grueling! But worth it for the views. A few notes - it costs $5 to park there. You can either put cash in an envelope and drop it in the bin near the entrance or backtrack down the highway to the visitor's center where you can pay with your card. The signs in the beginning were really confusing. There was a sign that directed you to the right for Scout Trail but it took us completely away from the map listed on All Trails. So we ended up backtracking and taking the trail called "Highpoint Trail." This matched up with the map and eventually connected us to Scout Trail. From there, the trail was clear marked. However, there is a ton of overgrowth, fallen trees, and plenty of rocks to climb so be prepared. The environment changes frequently. Most of it is shaded and not too sunny. We saw a moose on the trail and another group saw a baby elk. At one point you will reach a sign that says Scout Trail to the right or Lake Viewpoint straight. I highly recommend you take that 2 minute walk from the sign to the viewpoint. It's the only view of Lake Pend Oreille you'll get on the whole hike and it's gorgeous. I uploaded some photos. Views at the top were okay but somewhat disappointing. Nice mountain view but no lake. This hike is difficult just because it's so long, you have to navigate all kinds of debri, and parts are steep. It took us 9 miles and 4 hours to get to the top - total of 18 miles and 7 hours and 26 minutes with 7 hours of moving time and 26 minutes rest. It's a doozy but well worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome trail! Never seen signs for a trail until we were a couple turns away from arriving; which made us doubt we were heading the right direction, but it all worked out.
My wife and I loved it, my 3 kids (ages 13,10, and 6) completed it with some moderate to heavy breathing (depending how fast you go back up).
We counted around a dozen trees that were laying in the trail...no big deal. Some shell rock and slight steep areas, but definitely manageable.
The refreshing thought of making it to the long awaited beach (at the bottom) had diminished when we noticed the water level is much much higher, right now, than it usually is (according to other hikers)....sure we could have gone swimming but there’s lots of yellow pollen all over the surface if the water.
In the end, we had a blast...took about 2.5 hours for us.

hiking
5 months ago

05/28/18 We decided to take a leisure walk lol. Downhill wasn't bad but coming back up worked up a good sweat. Beautiful views and the dogs were able to swim at the lake. The water is high so couldn't make it to the beach. Definitely bring a camel pack. :) Also, it's a narrow trail and had a few trees we had to climb over, so watch your footing.

on Evans Landing

hiking
6 months ago

Wow, awesome hike. Gravel beach at the bottom is a dream for dogs. Well-marked single track trail mostly on pine straw. Lots of wildflowers and more songbirds than most local hikes. There are a few blowdowns crossing the trail that only present a small challenge to old/fat dogs.

The trailhead may not be obvious. The trail starts right at the cul’de sac. Look for the trailhead sign, no need to venture up either of the two private roads. We had cell coverage over the whole trail.

nature trips
6 months ago

We actually started at the shoreline and finished with the forested area- both were easy to maneuver but there were many intersecting trails which made it difficult to navigate without the app or a map. Our 2 year old loved walking the forested path, the shoreline was a bit uneven for her so she was carried. A great view of the bay and wildflowers along the way, we’ll do this one again for a family stroll !

May 5 great weather not too hot absolutely nobody there have the beach to ourselves. About 12 downed trees that need to be removed from the trail.

Definitely an easy trail, very disappointed however for it was extremely boring and for a while you are walking next to a road.

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