Dierkes Lake Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Dierkes Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kimberly, Idaho that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles
200 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers

The trail circles the lake, features a park on the water, with swimming. The trail itself is a mixture of concrete sidewalk, wide asphalt trail, gravel, stairs, narrow dirt track and uneven rock.

not bad if you want to go swimming I think the waters is pretty shallow maybe for kids

1 month ago

We started hiking the trail clockwise and the path was very hard to follow due to a lot of people walking through the area and making their own paths. Ended up going down one of these paths and skipping a large section of the intended trail which made the hiking more interesting, but also much more difficult. Not the best hike to do in the middle of summer as it was very hot and there is little to no shade. The best part of the hike was getting done and being able to swim in the lake, which was surprisingly but pleasantly cold.

3 months ago

A nice, short trail just up the road from Shoshone Falls (follow signs right after the toll booth instead of heading down). Very close to town but there are several moments that offer enough serenity to make you feel as if you're somewhere else. There are some stairs to get up to the canyon rim on the north side of the lake about halfway through the trail, which is a little bit of a challenge. There's also some little offshoots on the trail that could add another .3 miles or so to the total hike if you choose to explore them. Other than that, it's a pretty nice stroll.

recorded July 21 2018

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