Revett Lake

EASY 105 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

hiking
1 day ago

Great views with not very many people around

hiking
3 days ago

Turnoff is a little hard to find. We had to go past where maps told us to go. Very easy hike! We took a group of 5 kids. The hike is roughly 3 miles round trip unless you go around the lake which is very steep and tough. The view is incredible.

hiking
9 days ago

Fabulous day of hiking. lots of terrain variations. easy enough.

10 days ago

Fun hike, and easy! I just did it and am only 6 weeks post partum!

hiking
14 days ago

Good hike. Great views. I agree with the previous reviews - it is not worth it to hike around the lake. I reached the lake quicker than I anticipated... It’s a little less than 2 miles to get up to the lake.

16 days ago

Beautiful hike. Very well maintained trail. Had a little FuzzNgrub at the lakeshore. Definitely going back!

backpacking
17 days ago

Amazing trail really beautiful lake great todo if you have kids

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked this trail with a friend on August 29th. The main trail to the lake was fantastic; beautiful and green. There was a little bit of water flow on the waterfall. We attempted to hike around the lake (starting out on the left hand side, couldn't find the path on the right side), but there is not much of a trail. We were climbing over trees and trying to stay away from the steep hillside. When we got halfway around the lake we asked a couple fishing if there was a better trail and they said that it would be best to turn around and go back the way we came. Pretty sure there was a cougar in one of the bushes on our way back, didn't see one but heard a low guttural growling. Not sure how long it had been tracking us, but sounded an air horn and it must of scared it off. Didn't have any problems. Aside from the trail not being great around the lake, the experience was great and the lake was very beautiful. Would go again.

22 days ago

this hike is beautiful. this hike is not easy if you're out of shape.

hiking
29 days ago

Was an amazing hike up except for the two doberman pinschers (not on leashes) that charged at us. Please keep your dogs on leashes there's not much room to move on the trail. Amazing adventure anyway. FYI, it is an easy trail to the lake but gets a bit tricky if you do the loop around the lake because of all the downed trees so beware.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for an active family. Our 6 year old loved it.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail
Lake is great for swimming or fishing for small brook trout

2 months ago

Beautiful easy trail to hike. The map on All Trails leads you shy of the trailhead by about a mile. Once you hit the lake the trail continues around the lake, however it is not well maintained at this point.

This hike offers a variety of gorgeous lake scenery at the finish and a few stunning views of the surrounding mountains along the way. One of my favorite day hikes in the area.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

it was breath taking!

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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
4 months ago

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

4 months 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
11 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
Sunday, September 17, 2017

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
Thursday, September 14, 2017

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
Monday, August 28, 2017

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
Monday, August 21, 2017

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
Sunday, August 20, 2017

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
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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
Saturday, July 29, 2017

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.

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