Hunt Lake

MODERATE 11 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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

24 days ago

We were looking forward to this hike, but when we reached the point where we had about 10 miles to drive to the trailhead, you need a 4 wheeler to access. Our truck could not make it. Would've been helpful if this was included in the description--hope this doesn't happen to anyone else

backpacking
1 month ago

Hiked in and stayed two nights over the weekend of June 24th. Weather was amazing!

There is still some snow on the upper path but it's melting fast. This hike is really fun and beautiful. We also got to see a pretty large rock slide on the south side of the rock shelf. A little scary as there was a couple camping close by. Always be aware in areas like this!

* the road to the top is a bit rough. You can bust your oil pan if you have a lower car/truck.

1 month ago

Great adventure! Strategic climb! Beautiful lake!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
11 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.

Friday, July 29, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, October 05, 2015

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!

hiking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

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 ourselves.....it was nice.

hiking
Saturday, September 28, 2013

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.

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2011

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.