Fishhook Lake Trail

EASY 6 reviews
#4 of 17 trails in

Fishhook Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

off trail

hiking
1 hour ago

An easy and quick hike to see some incredible views of the sawtooth! This is one to take mom on for sure!

6 days ago

Easy hike

hiking
8 days ago

The picturesque "end" of this trail is beautiful. There is more trail, but the official end is this great view spot for lunch. The actual hike was about an average walk in the forest but the place where we sat and had lunch was beautiful. Very easy hike, our 2 and 5 year old loved it.

1 month ago

Still has some snow pack occasionally on the trail but nothing that you couldn’t easily pass with hiking boots. Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail but real wilderness. Park at the north end parking lot of Redfish Lake and find the trailhead northwest of the lot. The trail meanders upward, west-northwestward, and into thin, creekside forest. When the trail veers west-southwest it evens out in altitude and offers a beautiful diffused light through thin, alpine forest. Follow the trail along Fishhook Meadow before the trail seems to end at a wetland/river area with Thompson Peak and Mickey's Spire in the background. Look northwest from the open area where the trail seems to end to find the Wilderness Permits box marking the boundary of the maintained Sawtooth National Recreational Area. I signed out and kept hiking southwest along a path and found I was few hundred feet from the northeast shore of Fishhook Lake. I continued on the path, southwest along the shore. It was beautiful with wonderful views of the lake to the south, the peaks to the west, and wildflowers everywhere... but it was buggy! I hiked past Fishhook Lake through a field of downed trees, and then the trail became very spotty as the terrain became more rocky and elevated. I just followed the peaks and stayed relatively straight, southwest. I stopped and turned around after finding a lovely cascading creek with no discernible trail on the other side. This area appeared untouched and very wild: A great place to explore, safely.

hiking
22 days ago