Hunt Lake

MODERATE 7 reviews

Hunt Lake is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandpoint, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September.

1.6 miles 554 feet Out & Back



nature trips





wild flowers

6 months ago

It was ok, hike was good, but a lot of biting bugs, trail was tough, but well worth a day hike, camping not so much.

7 months ago

Gorgeous little lake that's cold waters feel amazing after a hot hike, boulder hopping up the mountain.

9 months ago

Beautiful Lake, tough hike! most of the hike is rock boulders. took us 2 hours to hike in. and an hour back because we finally found the trail. good fishing. wouldn't recommend taking kids

1 year ago

Great family outing! Bring good shoes with good traction, a definite must! Surely feels longer than a mile in and out...a definite workout, but well worth it! Beautiful and serene!

1 year ago

this trailhead is a bit hard to find due to all the branching logging roads. Also a 4 wheel drive vehicle with some clearance is highly recommended for the last few miles to the trailhead! Save some trouble navigating by stopping at the Idaho Bureau of Land Management in Priest Lake to get a current map and info on the road to the trailhead. The hike into the Lake is basically ALL ROCKS. Great hiking boots and a hiking stick are the best way to keep yourself from injury. The route across boulders is marked every so often with painted orange dots and orange arrows. not hard to follow if you look around. There are a few nice camping spots near the lake and the scenery is beautiful. We woke up to rainstorm that soaked EVERTHING and had to negotiate our way back over wet and some mossy boulders which made it more difficult. The length of this hike is well worth it when you gat to the lake! Just don't go when there is a possibility of rain or it changes the desirability and difficulty level significantly. My 14 year old daughter and I completed this hike at the end of August and saw NOONE there at all. Had the place to was nice.

3 years ago

Unfortunately, 3 miles up the State Park road, the bridge to the trailhead is out, probably permanently. It would take another eight miles on foot to get to the trailhead. We gave up in favor of other adventures.

5 years ago

Very nice mountain lake with views of Chimney Rock and Mt. Roothaan from the back of the lake. Trail is a scramble over the boulders.. route is painted out on the rocks. There is a faint trail at the bottom of the rocks that I find a little easier to follow.