Bruneau Dunes Loop

EASY 15 reviews

Bruneau Dunes Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bruneau, Idaho that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

walking

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

camping
2 months ago

Great place to camp early spring. Great hiking, sand boarding, biking, horseback riding. Great for the whole family. Many kids for your own to play with.

hiking
3 months ago

great place to take the dogs. Went on a warm spring day and the sand felt amazing. It was cool to be able to walk on top of the dunes around the lakes. There is also tons of room for dogs to run and the lakes are small and good for kayaking.

walking
7 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 17, 2015

Hike up to the dunes early in the morning. After you reach the top, running back down is your reward :)

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Great time with my grandchildren sliding down the sand and splashing in the lakes. Really cool natural wonder.

hiking
Monday, May 04, 2015

I didn't expect to have as great of a time as I did. It was a blast!! We climbed the tallest dune and it was so, so difficult (we discovered at the top that we went the most difficult way possible, almost straight up. derp.) but it was amazing watching the sunset from atop of the dune. Running down the front was really fun as well. We had never seen a giant sand dune before this, so maybe that's why it blew our minds.

We thought we could go around the lake to the lot instead of going back the way we came, and it was a terrible idea. It looks passable but it's not, it's very marshy and easy to get lost in. We almost got stuck out there with no light, and barely found our way back before the last bit of light was gone. We thought we were going to have to sleep out there. Lol. Don't do that.

If you want some nature time that's different from the usual hike, this is a great choice.

camping
Friday, October 31, 2014

This area has unique beauty. Definitely worth taking a trip here and checking out the Bruneau Sand Dunes.

hiking
Friday, October 31, 2014

This is a fun, unique area. The hike is worth it, especially heading up to the top of the dunes. Lots of areas to picnic and make a day out of a trip to the dunes. Don't go on a windy day!

camping
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's amazing how this sand dunes got formed here out of nowhere.. If you like hiking you can do a good 10 mile round trip here. Start very early in the morning as it gets hot very soon. The campground has a hot shower which is relaxing after the long walk.. If weather permits lay down and watch one of the clearest sky in North America. I got my first star trail photo here..

hiking
Thursday, September 05, 2013

hiking
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Best time to go is anytime but in the heat of summer. And the best place for star gazing.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Great place to go. Really cool landscapes. Highest freestanding sand dunes. You can climb all over them. Don't miss it if you're in the area.