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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 14, 2020
HikingGreat!

So here are the deets if you just wanna cruise up to the summit above the Twin lakes, 7.8 Miles, 2,430ft of gain which takes you up to a height of about 9,461ft. We kinda zig zagged when we saw some cool photo ops. Covered just under 16 miles. Full day of putzing around, started at 10am. Totally doable and back to Sawtooth Luce’s for dinner.

Manoj Dhanapal reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Hiking

This hike has great closeup views of the sawtooth mountains. I started really late (at 5pm and sunset was at 8:45pm) so I don't think I got to see the really pretty blue color of sawtooth lake. It was still a great hike!

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Madisson France reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Hiking

11/10

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Glenn Irving reviewed Norton Lakes
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Joel Hoekstra reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Hiking

The reviews about the dead elk seem a bit dramatic. Sure, they are still there but I caught the smell maybe 2-3 times and set a hammock there all day. I considered not doing the hike so I think it’s helpful to be clear— this is VERY worth it even with the dead elk. Absolutely stunning views

Kaycee Leigh reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Hiking

Gorgeous, steady hike. Smelled the dead elk, but didn't see it. I started early so was coming down as the crowds went up. This trail kept me interested and was fairly easy going up to the final zigzag switchbacks before the lake. Just wanted to note the road to the trailhead is not sketchy what so ever. I drive a passenger car and I got down there no problems. It's like a washboard dirt road with barely any rocks. Not sure why someone said it was sketchy.

Marco Sulin reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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HikingGreat!
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Teri M. reviewed Norton Lakes
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So many people, actually very annoying how many people we saw! Lots of out of state plates, we got to the trailhead early and it was packed. When we arrived at the lake I made the comment “it’s feels like we are at lucky peak in Boise”. There was a large group of people who kept yelling and screaming the entire time we were at the lake. Found a couple of mask left behind by people, a pair of underwear hanging from a tree. Super disappointed this once little gem is being trashed and over run by disrespectful people.. LNT PEOPLE!!!

Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 11, 2020

If you want a trailhead and lake packed with people this is the perfect trail for you. Actually had to step around tents at night to use the bathroom.. Super crowded! Just like most alpine lake in Idaho now days..

Kendall Baily reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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HikingGreat!

Pretty much all you could ask for from a hike. Nice views of the mountain range, a few lakes, and a decent amount of shade. I went on a weekday so it wasn’t overly busy, but I could see how it could be packed on the weekend. I have done quite a lot of hiking this summer (mostly in CO) and I would rate this more medium to hard. The first two miles are easy with quite a bit of shade. The next two miles have a more significant incline, but it was never super steep. It does get more rocky as you go up. The last mile or so is mostly exposed and a rocky uphill, but it’s where you get the best views and the lakes. We hiked fairly fast and averaged 20 min miles. Definitely would recommend!

Rachelle Hafen reviewed Fishhook Creek Trail
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Hiking

Great trail! Beautiful views. Took us exactly two hours for the entire hike.

Juergen Sattler reviewed Pioneer Cabin via Hyndman Trailhead
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Rusty Randolph reviewed Pettit and Toxaway Lakes Loop
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Backpacking

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever been on. 3 days 2 nights. First night at Alice where we had the north side of the lake to ourselves. Night 2 at Toxaway was a little more crowded but not so much that it detracted from the experience. Down side was I couldn't catch a fish but I sure enjoyed trying.

andrea dyson reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Nature tripsGreat!

Dead elk is still there, probably will be for a while. But, the views are beautiful! very well-kept trail and several lake views going up. Elevation is pretty mild for about 12400ft spread out about 5mi trip up. I went for a day hike and arrived at about 930am and got back down by 230 with all the meandering I did.

Kyle Dunst reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Hiking

Breathtaking views the entire way. It’s amazing to hike ~2000’ up and then be at “sea” level. A couple things to be aware of (but don’t let them stop you from doing this incredible hike): 1) the road from 21 to the trailhead is super sketchy. Best to have 4WD if possible. 2) parking is a disaster. Cars all over the place, I could barely get out because someone blocked me in.

Oded Pollack reviewed Miner Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!
First to Review

Beautiful trail! Quite challenging towards the final stretch to the lake. Breath taking lake!

Pet Fish reviewed Sawtooth Lake
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
Hiking

Super easy 10 mile hike and with absolutely gorgeous views. Sawtooth lake is a beauty and we went on Wednesday without many hikers. There is a smelly dead elk in the lake but there’s plenty of space to get away from it, and it’s a great opportunity to teach your kids about death and what happens to a corpse after some time in a wet environment. I ate a delicious wrap nearby but it wasn’t my most well constructed. It had veggie burger, arugula, I think some chicken, goat cheese, and some hot sauce. I love the flavor of paleo wraps but they just don’t have the structure I need, especially after being in a backpack.

Amy Duhon reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Hiking

We got there for 7:20 & lot was almost full. Only saw one couple on way up so maybe they were overnight campers. Trail was perfect for one not in 10 mile shape. Elevation is gradual, shade 80%. Only got to Alpine Lake & it was stunning. Was out of gas for last hard mil to Sawtooth, but scenery was phenomenal.

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Hiking

From Pettit Lake to Alice Lake was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. It’s almost entirely uphill, and the All Trails app kept telling me I was off course, when I was literally right in the middle of the only trail. Once you get to Alice Lake, the views are amazing.... seriously. I didn’t make it to Twin Lakes though. Since I was lugging around a tripod and a heavy camera, I stopped to photograph Alice Lake and El Capitan and headed back to the campground. I thought I was in pretty good shape... (coming from Florida)... but the elevation really got me.

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Teressa Johnson reviewed Norton Lakes
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HikingGreat!

Great hike. We kept to the right after passing the second Norton Lake and ended up hiking up Norton's Peak. Great views from the top. I was surprised at how gravely this trail was. Makes for a potentially interesting downhill. Beautiful wildflowers and views along the way. My dog was tired after this! (finally)

Julian Radford reviewed Norton Lakes
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HikingGreat!

One of the best lake hikes near Ketchum. Can get crowded though.

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Rachel Heath reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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HikingGreat!

The dead elk definitely still stinks. FYI.

Jennifer Tiemann reviewed Fishhook Creek Trail
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Hiking

Went with my 13 and 9 year old today and we absolutely loved it! Such a beautiful drive to the trailhead and a fun, easy hike to little redfish lake. The kids got to play in the river along the way and we saw a ton of cute chipmunks and squirrels. The wildflowers were so pretty next to the pine trees. We passed about 10 groups and everyone was friendly and aware of social distancing. At the beginning of the hike, make sure you walk through the wooded area to get the best views of the river! I could have sat here all day! We got to the parking lot around 9:30 and it was packed! 3 spots left! When we came out around 12:30, the cars were lined up down the street. The hike never got busy so I know people were parking for other areas too. I HIGHLY recommend this to all ages for a nice, easy hike.

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Johanna Harrison reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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Hiking

BEAutiful. Not hard at all, the incline is super mild

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Dylan Richard reviewed Sawtooth Lake
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Go early.

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 7, 2020
HikingMuddyRocky

We did an out and back to Alice Lake with our 1 year old dog. This is a great hike with multiple creek crossings. Easily crossable with waterproof hiking shoes or boots. There is about a 1.5-2 mile section of rocky switchbacks in direct sun but most of the trail goes in and out of the trees. Multiple waterfalls on the way up to the lake with beautiful scenery. I was surprised by the amount of water flowing through here in August. There were a couple muddy sections on the trail.

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Tiffany Rivera reviewed Bennet Spring
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Hiking

Started at the campground and walked downhill. Follows creek. Wildflowers and cows.

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Katie Shauberger reviewed Pettit and Toxaway Lakes Loop
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HikingGreat!

Gorgeous loop, very well maintained. We hiked it from August 6th-8th counter-clockwise with our first night at Toxaway and our second night at Alice. On all three days we finished hiking early and got to enjoy the scenery/side treks. The water crossings were mild, only one near Toxaway required a shoe change and the mosquitoes, while noticeable, didn't seem worse than our backyard at home. It was considerably more crowded at Alice than Toxaway, also a Friday vs Thursday night, but everyone was respectful of space and noise so it didn't bother us. I would highly recommend this trail!

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