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Loon Creek Trail is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 11.1 mi Elevation gain 1,338 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Hot springs

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Ray Finn
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HikingBridge outRockyWashed out

Lots of ATVs and really loud.

John Mitchell
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HikingRocky

Great spot. Easy backpacking trip. Will be going back.

Kate F.
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Loud and overcrowded with fishermen.

Jerrod Mercer
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Trail is difficult to find. The start is washed out. The road up is treacherous (would not recommend without a very sturdy 4 wheel drive). Easy to get lost as trail isn’t kept very well. No shade. Lots of atv activity. Lots of fisherman not catching fish in a small creek. I wouldn’t do it again but the fresh air for a day was nice.

Tate Benson
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First to Review

This is a super cool trail. It is flat the hole way and bridges are made so their are no creek crossings. I used this trail with my brother and dad in late October. The trail was clean and in good condition. The first set of hot springs are small and has a little cabin with with a fire pit that made a perfect place to camp. The second ones are much larger and caves into the bank with hot water that waterfalls into the pool. Their is another one down the trail a ways that has a really big waterfall into a pool. Please note before you use this trail, the trail is full of bear crap and large wolf tracks followed the trail for about half a mile. The trail was also packed with elk tracks past the 5 mile mark. The trail also shows sign of people from the past. I found a chipped obsidian arrowhead and a 1940’s style fishing sinker along the bank of the creek. It is a really cool trail with a lot of history

Jack Reidy
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michele limoges
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John Mitchell
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Dan Matson
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Dean Humphrys
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Cassidy Ferrell
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