Revett Lake

EASY 87 reviews

Revett Lake is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Murray, Idaho that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

7 minutes ago

7/4/18 great hike awesome place family had a good time.God bless the USA happy birthday America!!!

hiking
4 days ago

After having made the hike on June 12th and walking on a lot of snow, I was surprised yesterday when we hiked in to the lake and encountered no snow anywhere. The lake level was down about a foot from the month before.

21 days ago

Great little hike. Very little snow and the path is well marked. The lake is a bit high making the loop trail hard to follow.

27 days ago

it was breath taking!

hiking
1 month ago

awesome short easy hike. nice slow incline to the lake. 3 campspots. only a little snow left on trail. beautifully little lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Beware of trail conditions!!!! The hike is very pretty with all the snow and the lake was mostly frozen/covered but please don’t risk getting hurt out there. Ultimately, I wouldn’t recommend this hike until the snow melts thoroughly-probably July?

You will not be able to follow the marked trail with the snow. I hiked this with a friend on May 15 after initially planning to do Blossoms lakes bc Revett is rated as easy (it was very hard in snow-we were both sore the next day). We didn’t realize we hadn’t gotten to the trailhead until a mile in when we found the signs (buried in snow) from the snowed in parking lot. The hike is super snowy with 3-5+ ft of snow along the trail and there are a lot of very slick areas. You could easily miss your footing and slide off the cliff edge. There is also a ton of running water under the snow pack so be careful or you will slip through. Even areas without streams we fell through a few ft of snow at a time. The conditions are likely worse right now with slush and more risk of sliding off the cliff/through deep holes.

backpacking
1 month ago

Do you think there next weekend there would be too much snow to make it?

1 month ago

As of last weekend the road to Trailhead is still snowed in. A person could hike to the trailhead it's only one mile up the road. We did not hike it because did not have cleats and snow was too slippery. We ended up going to Settlers Grove near Murray Idaho.

2 months ago

Great hike. Fairly easy. Wonderfully maintained trail. I hiked it approximately two years ago.

hiking
9 months ago

We did this hike 10/8/17. We arrived early and were surprised to find about an inch of snow. We couldn't take the road past the blossoms lakes trailhead because the snow was weighing down bushes enough that we could hardly walk the road. Luckily it's an easy enough hike that the extra mile or so each was no big deal. It was a beautiful hike and the lake was amazing. We stayed and fished for a bit and eventually the sun came out and melted the snow mostly. We will be back again. I was hoping to get more fall colors, but it was more like winter was just arriving. The drive up was full of brilliant fall colors though.

backpacking
9 months ago

Great little backpacking trip. It did get very cold and give us some snow/rain mix overnight a little surprising for sep 15. So be prepared.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy hike. Trails were great, mostly shady, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. About halfway we up came upon a beautiful little waterfall. We were the only ones on the trail and and the lake at the top was crystal clear. We had the whole lake to ourselves. We enjoyed our lunch, and took some beautiful photos. The fall colors we're starting to show along the rocky hillside.

backpacking
10 months ago

Easy hike in with a pack. Crossed a few streams and passed by a waterfall. Lake is gorgeous and the mountain has huckleberries if you're willing to adventure and hike on the game trails. The southern trail to the back campsite around the lake is accessible, but you will have to do quite a bit of tree hopping as there is a lot of deadfall. Lake is pretty cool in the end of August, but is still nice and refreshing to dive in for a bit. If you are going for seclusion, this is definitely NOT the lake for that as this is a very popular spot.

hiking
10 months ago

Great first hike for myself and three kids ages 9-13. Do NOT follow iOS maps' description to take NFD 7 and Revett Rd. Go around bend to large parking lot marked as Thompson Pass Trailheads on Maps just along curve on NF 9. Then can park down dirt road 1 mile if your car has good clearance.

hiking
10 months ago

The trail in was amazing and easy! The trail around the lake... needs a lot of maintenance! It was doable but I wouldn’t take my young children around the lake!

fishing
11 months ago

The trail into the lake is beautiful and well maintained. While it climbs nearly 1000 feet most of the climb is gentle. While there is a "trail" around the lake it clearly hasn't been maintained in some time. You'll have to break in places and climb over LOTS of deadfall. In some places it is very narrow with a sharp drop off to the lake. Kids would do great on the trail to the lake but you would need to carefully consider taking them all the way around

It is easily accessible which makes it somewhat crowded. At times in the middle of the day it was very noisy but quieted down when the NASCAR crowd headed back to their cars

Fishing was fun with a lot of small but hungry Brookies.

We would absolutely do this one again.

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice lake with a lot of people great scenery and pretty easy. If you do hike around the lake be prepared to do some bushwhacking. With all the blow downs and over growth the trail kind of goes away at the south end and the trail that is there is a bit rough going but fun.

hiking
11 months ago

great day with my family!

11 months ago

Nice little hike. Lots of people. Lake has lots of hungry small brook trout. Small sparse huckleberries which was not the case the last time I was in.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

beautiful hike with the lake. An easier hike for if you want to bring kids.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

This is an easy hike. We went on 6/24/17. It was a hot Saturday and very crowded. The trail has sweeping forest views on the way up, and the lake itself is gorgeous. We even swam in it for a second!

hiking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fun trail views worth every step lost trail a little where crosses stream but easily found

hiking
Sunday, December 25, 2016

Beautiful trail to a beautiful lake

hiking
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

One of the most beautiful and rewarding short day hikes around this area. It is short enough for kids and pets and just long enough for it to be a challenge for them. The waterfalls, the pristine lake, the mountainsides of huckleberries.... What more could you ask for?! The lake is so gorgeous, but oh so COLD! A wonderful day adventure, or a fun beginning backpacking trip.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Every time I come, the experience is amazing. Beautiful scenery all the way to the lake. First time was in the middle of summer and and the second time was right before winter. If you're planning to camp I suggest getting up there early in the day to beat the traffic and claim your spot!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Light patches of snow near the lake. Beautiful spot!! We choose to do some light bush whacking and make our way around the lake, totally worth it!

backpacking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

First day was raining and foggy, couldn't see when we actually got to the lake. Trail was very accessible to the lake, but not all the way around. we blazed our own path most of the way. Weather cleared by evening and second day was crystal clear. The fall colors were picturesque.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Beautiful trail leading up to a magical gem. Easy enough for a six year old and a young family overnighter. Jul-Sep you can find thimbleberries and huckleberries along the trail following the rock falls.

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Sweet trail, lots of delicious berries. Don't do the loop. It's poorly maintained. Great place to hammock or camp overnight.

backpacking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Easy day hike, or overnight trip for beginners. Pretty lake with excellent views.

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