Redfish Lake Trail is a 23.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 23.5 km Elevation Gain: 916 m Route Type: Out & Back

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forest

lake

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wild flowers

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20 days ago

AMAZING TRAIL! I had a blast. It’s dog friendly. There is a sign that posts certain times of the year when dogs have to be on leash. I believe it’s during summer months dogs have to be on leash, otherwise they can be off leash. Great views, lots of trails. There was a river in the forest, still a little bit of snow. They had just burned trees there, so there were quite a handful of trees on the trail head that you had to climb under, over, or walk around - it didn’t bother us much, but could bother someone who is looking to have an easy hike. We saw lots of fishes in little Red Fish Lake and a couple fisherman fishing out there. We also saw 3 beautiful eagles and a few hawks. Such an amazing scenic hike into the wild. Would highly recommend if you love real raw adventures fully engulfed in nature.

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6 months ago

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blowdown
bridge out
muddy
over grown
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8 months ago

My husband and son went on this trail all the way through. On trail 045 loop. We were biking as much as possible but the trail conditions were very hard to bike up and near the end heading to the ridgeline. You will end up walking your bike more than you will ride it. There are a few nice down hill points down to the marina but that's pretty much the only part of trail that's rideable. When You are heading to the ridge you have to walk your bike 95% of the way. There were also a number of trees down that you had to pick your bike up over because you can't ride around them. Also you will have to cross a river and a stream. There are no bridges and the "bridge" you use is a big log. If you fall off the log you will fall into the river. The ridge is possible to ride but it is still very technical for expierienced riders. Even if you are an experienced rider this will show you what h-e-double hockey sticks is like. However, if you are looking to hike this trail go for it! It is very scenic and you get great views of the lake. DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL EVEN IF YOU ARE A VERY EXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN BIKER!

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9 months ago

I hiked from the trailhead to the campsite at the far side of the lake, 5.7 mi, in 1h45 - it was gently switchbacked all the way up and all the way down. It’s similarly easy until you begin to climb that fierce looking slope. It is long and slightly steeper than the first climb, so maybe it’s worth a ‘hard’ rating. Suffice it to say, I was bored at the prospect of retracing my tracks on this hike, so I just kept going around the lake. You do have to road walk if you do that, so be aware. The Lily Lake and falls are worth the detours.

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Thu Jun 14 2018

Great trail conditions. Lots of variety. Great views at lots of locations

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Sun May 06 2018

This trail was stunning. We went on 5/5/18, a nice warm overcast off-season day. Still lots of snow on the trail at points which caused quite a bit of post holing. We only went three miles up, but still worth it. These isn’t a very tough hike and the views of the lake were great. Highly recommend!

Mon Aug 21 2017

Tue Jun 20 2017

Exceptional hike and light traffic:)

Tue May 30 2017

Did this trail Memorial Day weekend. It was incredibly beautiful. We made it all the way to the bench despite the snow. Absolutely loved it and it was worth it. This is definitely a trail for adults and teenagers. I would not do this hike with kids.

Mon May 29 2017

Beautiful views, lots of natural obstacles. Just my speed.

Mon May 29 2017

Great hike for viewing wildflowers!

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Tue Jul 05 2016

Amazingly beautiful!!! We hiked it with two kids (ages 7 and 3). The three year old was in the backpack for 98% of the hike, but our seven year old did great. He was tired at the end. We took the boat back instead of hiking back.

Mon Jul 04 2016

We've hiked numerous trails across the west, and this one offered us some of the most epic views we've had the opportunity to experience. Along with hundreds of different butterflies, wild flowers, birds, beautiful trees and wild life. If you don't feel like hiking back after a 7.5 mile adventure to the inlet, you can hop on the ferry boat and enjoy a beautiful ride back to the lodge. This trail is EPIC! If you get the chance and are in decent shape, hike this trail. It's absolutely worth it!

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Sat Oct 03 2015

Awesome scenery. Hiked to bench lakes one day. Hiked to Marshall lake another day. Breathtaking views. A must see.

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Thu Aug 06 2015

I did a portion of this trail as an out and back hike. I started from the Redfish Lake TH and went to the first two Bench Lakes before turning around. It's a moderate hike, but the views are spectacular! About 10 miles RT.

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Fri Oct 11 2013

Hike is average but the view and scenery are awesome.

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Fri Oct 14 2011

Beautiful! We didn't hike this in it's entirety. Our dog wasn't up for it. Little Redfish is absolutely amazing. A favorite for sure. 4th of July and busy. Be prepared for temps in the mid 20's in the morning, even in July! Warms up nice in the afternoon. Great little lake to kayak as well. Many trails in the surrounding area that vary from easy, moderate, difficult! Have fun! We did!

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