Upper Priest Lake

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Upper Priest Lake is a 18.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Coolin, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and canoeing and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
18.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

lake

views

wildlife

8 months ago

One of our favorite hikes in the Summer. Start early. Bring a pack with a jacket and plenty of water. Most important a good attitude.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Great, easy hike that leads you to camping on the sandy beaches.

camping
Thursday, January 16, 2014

The loop on the map is the parking lot. This is an easy flat path that winds through an old cedar and pine forest. The trail is an easy mountain bike trail. The trail is straight north up to the southwest corner of Upper Priest Lake and up along the west bank as far as you like. You can actually swing around the east side and come south but unless you want to swim across the passage(That's the creek that connects both lakes) you will have to have another vehicle waiting on that side.