Best trails in Cobalt

23 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Cobalt, Idaho? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, camping trails, backpacking 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. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Cobalt ranging from 8.8 to 23.6 miles and from 8,438 to 9,255 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cobalt
Top trails (8)
#1 - Ship Island Lake Trail
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 20.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Well known, large beautiful lake deep in the Bighorn Crags Ship Island Lake, the largest lake in the Crags area is a popular destination due in part to the great scenery on the way to and from and beShow more
#2 - Harbor Lake and Wilson Lake
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 8 h 11 m
A nice hike in the Big Horn Crags area of the Frank Church Wilderness to two beautiful lakes high in a cirque. The hike follows the main access to the Crags area as far as Cathedral rock, then followShow more
#3 - Camas Creek Trail
Cobalt, Idaho
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Length: 30.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Camas Creek Trail is a 30.5 mile out and back trail located near Cobalt, Idaho that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking.Show more
#4 - Cathedral Lake via Bighorn Crags Campground
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
Cathedral Lake via Bighorn Crags Campground is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cobalt, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#5 - Reflection Lake
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 23.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
A nice hike through beautiful forests with several adjacent lakes A beautiful lake nestled in heavy timber with many neighboring lakes in the area. Although the trail from Welcome lake does not appeaShow more
#6 - Big Clear Lake
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 9 h 5 m
Major Lake in a beautiful chain deep in the Big Horn Crags Big Clear lake, overlooked because of its larger and better known neighbor, Ship Island lake, is the largest of a chain of beautiful alpine Show more
#7 - Barking Fox Lake
Salmon National Forest
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Length: 21.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Barking Fox is a secluded alpine lake deep in the Big Horn Crags of the Frank Church wilderness. Its seclusion, rugged beauty and good fishing make it a legitimate destination but the real value of tShow more
#8 - Yellowjacket Lake
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
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Length: 18.9 mi • Est. 9 h
Getting to the trailhead is a process, but it is very do-able in a sedan.   Park at yellow jacket ranger station, which is no longer used as a ranger station. You follow a creek almost the entire Show more