Explore the most popular trails near Blackfoot with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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We walked this trail with our kids (ages 2-8) and they all enjoyed it. The trail was fully paved, so even though some of us were wearing sandals (that’s bad, I know, but we stopped on a whim

Worth the walk if you need to stretch your legs or use the bathroom but not worth a special trip. Short paved trails with informational signs.

The half mile loop is marked with blue painted poles. There is no clear trail. Be sure to bring leather boots, the lava will tear up shoes. There are lots of fissure to jump over, some fairly deep. This is close to my home, so I’ve been maybe 6 times, and each time it looks different. If it is clear, you’ll have nice views of the buttes and snow capped mountains (about 9 months per year). I hiked the loop June 9th this year, and the cacti were in bloom. That was a first!

This trail is found at a rest stop in Idaho. If stopping off here, do a quick walk… It’ll take you 10 to 15 minutes but really it’s just a time killer while everybody else goes to the bathroom at this rest stop. I mean, it’s better than playing Solitaire on your cell phone while you’re waiting so go out and explore and learn something about lava formations.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017