Looking for a great trail near Clayton, Idaho? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Bayhorse Recreation Site or Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lydia Lane Park or City Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Clayton ranging from 13.3 to 20.1 miles and from 6,227 to 10,807 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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I'm wondering if anyone who's been in the area recently or in the past has seen skiable snow in the vicinity. Thanks!

Stunning vistas and steep climbs. Not a route for beginners, moderate to difficult most of the time. The visual rewards are breathtaking and traffic into these sections are minimal.

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3 months ago

We just did this as a quick 3-night trip over the weekend. One of the most beautiful trips I've been on. We ended up setting up camp at Slide Rock Lake and had a nice little spot tucked out of the way of the main trail. Not a lot of traffic. We only saw four groups or so during our hike in and out. We did take a day trip Saturday up past most of the lakes to Scoop Lake. It was a strenuous climb up to the pass from the trailhead. Then was beautiful and quite leisurely from there passed Frog Lake and up passed Willow and Hatchet lakes. The day trip took us passed several lakes and was green and luscious throughout. Lots of fish to be caught and scenery to take in. I would do this train again in a heartbeat. After I finish recovering, that is. In response to the two posts below, the first portion of the trail up to Frog Lake definitely DOES allow access to both mountain bikes and motorcycles.

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3 months ago

This is in response to the review written by Hailey Whitten. *** The White Clouds Wilderness is actually part of the Sawtooth National Forest, Salmon-Challis National Forest and has land managed by BLM. As it is a wilderness designation, there are absolutely no bikes allowed within the wilderness boundary (other rules apply prior to that part of the trail). You may bring horses but note the stock restrictions listed on the Sawtooth National Forest website (https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sawtooth/recarea/?recid=82349).

A portion of this trail is in White Clouds wilderness and the other portion is in Sawtooth National Forest. Meaning bikes and horses etc. are allowed in the wilderness area and not in the Nat’l Forest. My husband has done this as a backpacking trip before but we did it as a day hike and mountain biked portions. We camped near the parking lot and then hiked to the frog lakes and the first 4 boulder chain lakes the next day. We had plenty of daylight to get out and back before dark. The trail, bridges, trailhead maps and trailheads themselves were all very well marked, maintained and easy to follow. It was a wonderful hike with plenty of alternating between sunny and shady portions of the trail. With our camelbacks and the lakes/streams we had plenty of places to refill water as needed. The scenery was beautiful alternating between mountains, forest trail, meadows, and lakes.

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3 months ago

The lake was absolutely gorgeous!! The trail was tricky in spots. Lots of fallen trees etc. but worth it.

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4 months ago

This trail is so beautiful this time of year! We went the first weekend of July and it was breathtaking. Parts of the trail the soil is pretty soft and if you don’t watch you can dislodge some pretty big rocks. BUT worth it :)

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snow
5 months ago

The recording is the way down—so elevation gain was actually around 1200ft in 1.5 miles. Ran into deep snow and avalanche debris about a quarter to half mile from the lake. The trail hasn’t seen any maintenance so expect logs and debris piles. Hot springs near the trailhead were quite hot, I didn’t play with the various pipes though to try and adjust temp.

The lakes never end, and the view from Windy Devil Pass is beautiful.

backpacking
Tue Sep 04 2018

If it’s at your skill level then it’s a must the mountain ranges that you see are unbelievable. Hard to go wrong when in Idaho Note that there is no visible trail for LOTS of he trail especially in the beginning when climbing over and across the ridge Also disclaimer I didn’t follow the trail exactly If you want more photos or want to ask questions you can contact me through Instagram @j.wwest

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Mon Sep 03 2018

very pretty the hike in is pretty rough at parts but worth it

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Mon Sep 03 2018

Fun hike beautiful lake

Fri Jul 13 2018

Short hike to a pristine lake.

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Sun Apr 16 2017

we went late july...it was awesome country, absolutely beautiful! the reason I gave it 4 stars was there was to many people up there, we had trouble finding a camping spot... and there was a group of boy scouts, nothing against them, I think it's awesome that kids get out like that, but they where noisy and running around. over all though, it was great!

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Sat Oct 15 2016

I have hiked approximately 110 miles in this area and camped at numerous lakes in the area for 10 nights. The trail is great, unless you run into motocycles. They are apparently allowed all the way to Frog Lake. I have nothing against these riders but their activity is loud and tears up the trail considerably. The fishing is great at most of the lakes. I highly recommend Castle Lake and Walker Lake. If you are up for a challenge, go swimming in Lonesome Lake. The last time I was there was in late July and there was still ice on it. The scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of camping sites all along the lakes. There are typically lots of horses and outfitters that frequent the area. They are all friendly and great to interact with if you choose. Enjoy. This is one of my favorite areas in Idaho.

For as far as we went up the trail along the creek it was a fairly easy, gorgeous walk. The real treat is the hot Sulphur water hot tub (with various temperature inlets to adjust the water to your liking) near the trailhead, clothing optional.

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Thu Aug 04 2011

This was a great hike! Early on the hike is very demanding but after the first few miles it levels out and is not a bad hike at all. It's a fantastic hike if you are into lakes. It seems like there is a lake after every few hundred yards after you get about 9 miles back! There were no crowds. The fishing was ok in a few of the lakes. Overall it was a good 3 day trip!

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