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Best trails in Sawtooth National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho? AllTrails has 78 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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 40 moderate trails in Sawtooth National Forest ranging from 1.4 to 115.8 miles and from 3,966 to 10,846 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Sawtooth Lake
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 18 m
Although the hike is accessible year-round, if you're visiting in winter the trail will likely be covered in snow, requiring more gear and skill.Show more
#2 - Pettit and Toxaway Lakes Loop
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 17.7 mi • Est. 9 h 16 m
This is an amazing loop hike with beautiful natural features at nearly every turn of the trail. From craggy sawtooth peaks to numerous alpine lakes and dense forests with all manner of animals. AlthoShow more
#3 - Bench Lakes Trail
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
Bench Lakes Trail is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is beShow more
#4 - Fishhook Creek Trail
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Fishhook Creek Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#5 - Alice Lake, Twin Lake, Edith Lake Loop
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 21.3 mi • Est. 11 h 24 m
Alice Lake, Twin Lake, Edith Lake Loop is a 21.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#6 - Norton Lakes
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Norton Lakes is a 4.6 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 bestShow more
#7 - White Cloud Peaks Loop
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 28.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Start at the Fourth of July Creek trail, and follow the trail uphill on wide, well-worn trail (horses and mountain bikes share this part of the trail) through sparse pine and fir to your turn off, at Show more
#8 - Fourth of July Lake Trail
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
A nice hike with a gradual incline through rich forests and lush meadows to a beautiful lake nestled in a meadow at the base of towering mountains. An excellent day hike for most everyone and an exceShow more
#9 - Pettite Lake to Twin Lakes via Trail 095
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 6 h 50 m
Pettite Lake to Twin Lakes via Trail 095 is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#10 - Redfish Lake Trail
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 7 h 55 m
Redfish Lake Trail is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more
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