Farragut Outer Loop is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bayview, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length12.4 miElevation gain744 ftRoute typeLoop
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Idaho State Parks charge a day use fee of $7/vehicle. Visitors can also purchase an annual pass, which is $10/vehicle for Idaho residents and $40/vehicle for out of state visitors. The annual pass grants access to all state parks in Idaho. The outer loop trail is a combination of several trails that start at the visitor center taking you to Button Hook Bay, then along the shore line trail out to the point at Idlewilde bay. The trailhead starts out by Bay View crossing hwy 54, then loops back towards the visitor center.

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Luke Wingren
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HikingGreat!

the trail itself isnt so great, seems to weave narrowly past properties in many placez and is made up of a mish mash of old roads and the like which can make it quite confusing to try and follow exactly. The views make it entirely worth it. some of the most stunning yet easily accessible scenery in north idaho

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Darrell Anglen
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Bernice Tobeck
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Beautiful trail along lake. Rocky and roots in trail. Challenging for mountain biking in areas along lake. Only went for a few miles along edge.

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David Peel
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Hiking

One of the most scenic hikes to be found in the Pacific NW. I headed out from the visitors center to Button Hook Bay 1.6 miles of shady easy sloping trail to the waters edge. Followed the shoreline for another 4.5 miles to the overview of Scenic Bay/Bayview. I hiked on 7/21 and because of the heat we chose to stick with the trail along the waters edge, lots of small beaches and swimming opportunities, magnificent views. Rather than continue along the trail away from the water we chose to return the way we came along the shoreline for a total of just over 12 miles of easy mostly level trail. Excellent hike with water views, swimming, wildlife and greenery. Highly recommended.

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Stephen Angliss
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WalkingOver grown

Good sample of the best parts of the park.

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Josh McDonald
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5 July 2020: Amazing trail running! Rarely super steep so almost the entire loop is runnable. The first couple miles is really beautiful next to the water with no bugs if you go early in the morning. Once you get toward the middle of the loop, it does get a little tricky to navigate but will lead you through a diverse forest with lush green moss everywhere in one section and dry brown pine needles covering the ground in another. The back end of the course isn’t much to write about but it is still pretty cool. Lots of shaded single track. Saw a few deer, lots of birds, and a few turkeys. This is my favorite place Iv been to in the PNW and I will be back!

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WONDERWOMAN SHELLEY
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Jenna Florence
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The first half of the trail is a pleasant walk in the woods with the beautiful lake views starting around mile 6. Most of the hike is flat but trekking poles would be helpful in one small area. The trail was difficult to follow since, as the description says, this is a collection of a few different trails.

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Karen Brady
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Audrey Rhodes
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Michael Coll
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Robin Karau Droppa
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Michael Marks
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Edna Preuss
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cortnyrae User
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Kurt Preuss
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Edna Preuss
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Monica Oliver
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Shalean Fox
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Lisa Gerber
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David Vegele
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Daveena Loera
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R K
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Ami Taniguchi
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Marcia McDowell
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