Cabin Creek Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Atlanta, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length6.7 miElevation gain1,663 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Tara Ekstrom
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Beautiful

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J Z
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Last 3/4th of a mile was steep, uphill the majority of the way there. Muddy in some places. But the lake was beautiful!

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John Furby
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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

there's a second lake higher up that gives a great view of the area. 30 more minutes but steep

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Juergen Sattler
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G Borup
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HikingGreat!

Nice little lake. Kids caught lots of small fish. They jumped off cliffs on end. Not many campsites. Most of surrounding lakes/ponds were shallow or dried out. Water had stopped running from top lake (but nice view of basin)

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Bird Price
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Hiked July 4th Took my children backpacking to Cabin creek trail. Their first backpacking experience. The trail is well maintained. No water crossings. Sometimes shady, sometimes not. It’s a steady incline. Mountain lakes are always majestic and beautiful but this hike wasn’t my favorite. It’s no comparison to Alice lake. My children were troopers especially since it is steep, particularly the last mile! The most important thing for me was that my children enjoyed it. I liked the experience but probably won’t go back.

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Lang Smith
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Katie Sewell
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Zachary Calhoun
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HikingGreat!

Trail was great! Last half mile is much steeper than the rest. You can easily walk up to the upper lake from the trail.

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Meg Gragg
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Would have had a much better time if we would have known the actual distance to the first lake. Wondering why no one has commented on this? It was about 4.9 so 5 miles into the first lake! About 3.5 miles in when you hit the sawtooth wilderness signs. Last mile is definitely the climb. Well worth the views but definitely plan on a longer hike! Start early because it’s not fully shaded.

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Renee Johanson
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Solo hike with Ava. We climbed up to the high lake and the view can’t be beat!

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Tori Nicole
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Did this as a day hike, and while the lake is small, it is beautiful and blue. Pretty easy hike until the last .75 miles before you reach the lake when all of the elevation gain hits. There's only a couple downed trees on the trail that are easy to navigate around/over.

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J B
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This trail is moderate though there are a lot of down trees

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Deb Altenburger
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A constant uphill climb that ends at a small lake, which my husband and I thought resembled more of a pond. Upon suggestion of the only other two hikers we encountered on the trail, we ventured up further to Twin Lakes, which again were small lakes more like ponds. We commented as we hiked up Cabin Creek Trail the it seemed like an obstacle course and not well maintained. Lots of fallen trees that we either had to hike around or jump across. On the plus side, the wild flowers in the meadows were beautiful and the trail did follow a small stream that had little waterfalls. I would not do this hike again nor recommend it as there are many other hikes in the area that would be much more worth the time & views. Granted we may have been spoiled as the day prior we hiked Iron Creek Trail to Sawtooth Lake which was absolutely breathtaking!

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Jillian Sz
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I did not complete this trail due to my partner and I setting a tight timeframe. We traversed about an hour into the hike before turning back. The toughest part of what we did complete of this trail seemed to be the first mile having little real shade, some rocky footing, and some scramble over. The trail did demand elevation gain but it evened out after a more strenuous but not difficult first half mile. The trail follows a nice creek but shade is sporadic midday. The wildflowers are prolific! We started out in early afternoon in July and came back to the trailhead as a mild thunderstorm was brewing east of us. I would/will try this one again! Also, Lake Alturas nearby is a great place to cool off!!

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Chloe Gordon
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Patricia Curley
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Mark Etherington
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Brittain Palmedo
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Shyahna Gaydorus
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Jeff D
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Jeff D
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M B
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Noah Zernechel
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Tracey McAuley
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Charles Kackley
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David Borgman
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jay r camp
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