Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake

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Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grandjean, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This hike has it all... forests, lakes, river, waterfalls, hillside of flowers blooming in very late July, sawtooth formation mountains on both sides of trail, snow views and a steady, nice gradual climb. We did not see many people. Do note, you should take a boat from the Redfish Lodge to get to the start of the trail head. We just showed up and got on a boat right away. Also got lucky that the boat arrived early on our return (4:15pm) and took us back on the spot (as opposed to waiting for 5pm). This was an all out beautiful day hike from start to finish. Bring plenty of water. We tracked it at 11.4 miles roundtrip (we did walk a bit around Alpine Lake to find a quiet spot for lunch and to soak our feet). When you get to the last of the switchbacks, look to your left to see a rock ledge; great view looking back at the valley toward Redfish Lake.

2 months ago

Beautiful. Busy

hiking
4 months ago