Iron Bog Lake Trail

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Iron Bog Lake Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moore, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from July until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
1,227 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly






wild flowers

1 day ago

steady, but short climb to done beautiful lakes. take the time to go to the upper lake, it's worth it. look for the mountain goats above iron bog. Will do again!

20 days ago

Great views! We made it to all the small lakes around Fish Pole Lake, and it was well worth the climb.

10 months ago

Very steep at the beginning but then levels out. It was beautiful. A great hike for kids. Mine loved exploring around the lake.

11 months ago

Beautiful hike! It's a must do!

11 months ago

Water is cold the fish are fun and the views are fantastic! Many wildflowers on the way as well.
Take a high clearance vehicle as there are a couple rocky spots.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Great short hike. Crosses a couple of streams during the first 3/4 mile. Pretty steep for the first 1/2 mile as well. Great views and lots of fish at the lake. Nice campsite with 4-5 foot snow drifts in places on July 9th at the inlet.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

it was steep climb... but fishing is great!! we continued to fish pole lake this time... says 2b trophy fish there... but iron bog had more fish.. the views are amazing!!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Quick but steep hike. It starts off kind of hard if you haven't hiked in awhile. Eventually it levels off and the views are amazing. The steepness means you gain elevation pretty quickly and the breeze off the lake was a little chilly.

Saw a couple pika while on the mountain and only one other person was fishing on the other side of the lake. Fish were biting at the little bugs so a good, peaceful fishing spot!

Definitely will do it again and will bring fishing gear.

Monday, July 04, 2016

We hiked into Iron Bog Lake last year and liked it so much we planned an overnight trip with family. Short hike is a plus, the first bit is steep, and then gradual rise from there. From Iron Bog to FishPole is pretty short, just be careful of the rocks and uneven terrain. Our group had good luck with a total of 7 fish, with the biggest just over 12 inches. (None at FishPole with trophy restrictions 20"+ only, seemed over fished to me). Great spot for a day fishing around the lake, or camping. Seemed like a popular spot given the traffic we came across. We'd do it again.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

I hiked Iron bog May 27th, there was about 4ft of snow at 3/4th mark and the rest of the hike and more. The beginning of the hike had clear paths, I'd say June and later is the best time to go.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

It was a steeper hike in than we expected, it was hot so maybe that made it seem worse. It was also busier than we'd heard. We caught several 8-12" trout and camped next to the inlet. It was beautiful. Next time we'd like to make it to Fishpole Lake.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Beautiful area, great lake and camping spots. Easy hike to Fishpole Lake. Hike itself was very short (1.6 miles). but first 1/4 mile or so was very steep and trail was slick with small rock or I would give it 5 stars!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Amazing hike - very steep but also short well worth the hike the lakes are beautiful - great camp sites and fishing

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First part is the toughest to nice beginner hike take your fishing pole and actually had over to fish pole from ironbog another three quarters of a mile 20 inches or bigger you can keep anything less giveback

Monday, August 26, 2013

The first half mile is really quite steep but mellows out after that. Iron bog lake is beautiful with excellent camping spots on the far side of the lake. Day hikes to fishpole lake and the other 5 smaller bodies of water were very enjoyable. I give it 5 stars based on the shortness of the hike and beauty of the lake.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fun easy hike! Great fishing if you can get them to bite. We hooked in to 4. Great hike for a family

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