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Redfish Lake to Saddleback Lake is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lowman, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.5 mi Elevation gain 2,211 ft Route type Out & Back

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NOTE: When crossing the creek, make sure to look for the logs (shown in photos). Make sure to follow the map to see where to exit the trail.

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Maxim Petrov
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HikingBridge outOff trailScrambleSnowWashed out

6/13/20. Great hike, logs were washed out so we had to wade across the river. Right at the top before the stream crossing were unable to cross a steep snow patch and had to return. After the river crossing the trail is not very clearly marked.

Josephine Kane
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HikingSnow

5/23/2020 hike is beautiful but unable to cross the high river. Crossing logs were washed away. Will try again later in the year. Still some snowy areas but nothing too hard to get through.

Mary-Lynn Morgan
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Hiking

Early September 2019 Boated across the lake then hiked to Elephants Perch. Quick day hike. Had no idea this was the steepest hike in the Sawtooths but it was sort enough to be a perfect day hike. Would definitely recommend.

Hannah Adams
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Hiking

Tough last mile or so but worth it for those lakes!

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Ashonita Chavan
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Hiking

One of the most beautiful hikes I have done in sawtooth! would redo.

Mary Keiser
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Hiking

Worth the suck! A bit of a stack or up the last mile but worth it!

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Kylie Porter
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HikingRockyScramble

this trail is a very hard climb and loose gravel. but the end result is worth it. the trail can be hard at times to see but just keep the creek to the right and look for footprints in the ground. i would only recommend this trail if you are in shape and are committed to climbing a lot and hiking a lot. as you take the turn off to head into saddleback you will come across a river that will have a bridge made of logs that are a little wobbly and tough to cross so just take your time.

wendy johnson
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Hiking

Be sure to refer to the AllTrails map to identify the best spot to cross the creek, NOT where the trail maps indicate you should cross. You'll know you are in the right spot when you come across the logs shown in uploaded photos. On the descent, be sure to again look to the AllTrails map so that you take the right departure from the trail shown on trail maps, else you'll end up at a spot that is next to impossible to cross. Challenging ascent after the creek crossing but a beautiful lake and setting.

Logan Woodward
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Aimee Rollins
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Such a great hike! It's tough to find the trail at times, so be sure to keep the creek on your right as you hike in and pay attention on your way out; we got lost and had to bushwack our way back. The last half mile is TOUGH but the views at the end are worth it!

Kurt Feringa
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absolutely spectacular views. it can get a little confusing once you get off the beaten path but as long as you keep the creek on your right and the mountain on your left, you'll be fine.

Anja Sundali
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Hiking

One of my all time favorite places in the Sawtooths. This hike is tough and steep but with amazing and rewarding views. The trail is not the easiest to find or follow, it is not marked. Head across the river at flat rock junction (enjoy some time sliding down the rocks here too) before finding the trail to the north.

Bre C.
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Backpacking

This hike was SO beautiful but it was pretty tough! It is a steady incline for about two miles. The last mile/mile and a half is a CLIMB!!! Make sure you watch the trails and record your hike. It’s hard to find your way back. Worth it!!

Abigail Propst
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Beautiful trail. Difficult climb at the end but worth the effort! Lake is spectacular!

Jen O'Neill
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Krista wehrleyk
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beata c.
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Chris R
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Wickes MacColl
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Alma Campanale
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Joey M
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Joey M
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AJ Rode
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Anil Tipirneni
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Bobert Pippenger
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