Best trails in Sawtooth Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, running trails, views 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 16 hard trails in Sawtooth Wilderness ranging from 7 to 62.1 miles and from 5,173 to 10,288 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Goat Lake and Goat Falls via Iron Creek Trail, Alpine Way Trail
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
This hike starts on a well defined trail and ends with a scramble. The entire hike is uphill and the end is the most challenging, but the views along the way and the lake itself are well worth the harShow more
#2 - Imogene Lake
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 7 h 33 m
Imogene Lake is a stunning high alpine lake with a complicated shoreline due to the geologic jointing in the underlying bedrock. Several islands dot the lake, the largest of which is connected by an iShow more
#3 - Alpine Lake via Trail 640 and Alpine Way Trail
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
Alpine Lake via Trail 640 and Alpine Way Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#4 - Hellroaring Creek Trail to Hell Roaring Lake
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Hellroaring Creek Trail to Hell Roaring Lake is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
#5 - Pioneer Cabin Trail
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
Pioneer Cabin Trail #122: A popular day hike to a cool cabin and spectacular views of the Pioneer Mountains. The trail to the Pioneer Cabin is one of the area’s most popular hikes. It climbs throughShow more
#6 - Grandjean Sawtooth Lake Loop
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 18 mi • Est. 9 h 55 m
This can be a "one day" loop as long as hike start at sunrise and you're in good shape, otherwise make it a two day trip.  The trail head starts at Grandjean campground. If navigating counter clockwisShow more
#7 - Titus Lake
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Titus Lake is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchum, Idaho that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#8 - Long Gulch to Pioneer Cabin Loop
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Pioneer Cabin to Long Gulch Loop (#122 to #170): The trail to the Pioneer Cabin is one of the areas most popular hikes. It climbs through more than 23 switchbacks up a forested ridge and across a floShow more
#9 - Hell Roaring Lake to Finger of Fate
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
Easy hike to first lake, semi cross country to the lake below the Finger of Fate. Outstanding alpine lake. My route up to the second lake was cross country. There is a trail, generally easily followeShow more
#10 - Sawtooth Wilderness Loop
Sawtooth Wilderness
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Length: 62.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
At the Grandjean trailhead you will need to fill out a self issued wilderness permit. The trailhead seems to be a fee area.Show more
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