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

hiking
snow
12 days ago

Trails were absolutely beautiful for snowshoeing! Lots of tracks from moose that were older. However, recommend this to anyone!

Little crowded, but still enjoyable. Pretty location to go soak.

Only one fallen tree along the 3.2mi yellow trail (towards the beginning of this route). My dog and I had a blast! Snowshoers have helped pack down the trail which made it easy to navigate in regular hiking boots. Great to take advantage of before the snow turns to slush!

beautiful views and not many people nice afternoon hike

1 month ago

Enjoy this hike best in the springtime. Great day hike.

snowshoeing
off trail
over grown
rocky
snow
1 month ago

nice hike in the woods not many views but plenty of distance options for all level of hiking.

This was a fun hike even with all of the snow in mid-January. The trail was extremely well marked and has been the easiest to follow so far (10 hikes in). There isn't much of a view but if you are looking for a nice hike through the woods, this is the place. I was the only one out here on a Monday and didn't see anyone except in the parking lot. Definitely a fun one to do again.

this trail hikes up on a ridge. you can smell the wild flowers! amazing views. not entirely difficult, just a few breaks. end is great view!

December - Early Winter, Light Snow

This trail makes for a decent scenic little loop through a densely forested area.

There isn’t much to see on this trail unfortunately. The forest is healthy, and there is some solitude to be found this time of year, but with a poor view of the lake and no notable fauna, there isn’t anything to make it stand out.

The trail is very flat and accessible. Though, due to recent weather and high activity there was a lot of ice on the trail. Would recommend bringing some extra traction in the winter.

We only hiked the trail, but it seems like it would make for a good running or mountain biking trail. I also saw a sign that says horses are allowed.

Like I say for all these types of trails, not something to go out of the way for, but a good place to go if you live near by.

Meh. It was okay. Very loud from the freeway. I probably won’t be doing this one again.

Nice winter hike along a creek.

backpacking
3 months ago

Amazing area, good first backpacking trip hike/ location!

great hike with quarter mile markers to encourage the kids along.

Love this hike. A low line mellow stroll through beautiful pines. Not a great view of Hayden Lake, but easy enough of a hike for my 2 year old.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful falls

Trail has lots of bikers on it which defeated the relaxing purpose of a hike. Gorgeous views half way into hike however.

Wow! First weekend in November and a perfect day to Hike. Last Mile had about 5 or 6 big switchbacks and took a little longer getting up that part, but so worth the view.

Well groomed trails, beautiful view of the mountains and ridges.

Other than dodging the horse droppings it was a good 1 hour hike

By far one of my favorite trails in the area.

Good little trail for walking the dog.

hiking
5 months ago

Brought my father-in-law here and loved this trail. He is agrees it’s one of the best hikes he’s done in his life! I’m looking forward to doing this again and backpacking further!

It is not lightly trafficked July, August

5 months ago

Amazing views. Friendly people on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike the history made it even more enjoyable, the scenery was fantastic

Very little snow at the top, amazing lakes. This is one of my fav hikes I've ever done. Would make sure you bring waterproof hiking boots though since the trail was a little muddy and wet

backpacking
5 months ago

This is one of my all time favorite hikes in Stanley! I highly recommend heading down to Alpine Lake on the way to Sawtooth. It's a must see! The hike had great views after the 2nd mile or so and they just kept getting better. If you go in July make sure to bring mosquito spray! They definately do get pretty gnarly especially around the water or in the evenings. Other than the kamikaze mosquitos, he hike is beautiful. Highly reccomend!

hiking
5 months ago

I did this trail with my dog last weekend. It is one of the most beautiful trails in the area...very esthetically pleasing. It isn't a difficult trail and would be great "date" trail or reasonable for bringing the kids. It has rich history as well. The overall area is well cared for. You would also be able to get grandma to certain areas as it starts out paved and then it is reasonable level in the beginning, so enough to allow someone with limited mobility to enjoy the scenery, fresh air, and piece of history.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail, gorgeous small waterfalls. We picked a perfect fall day! So many colors! Not hard at all, just a couple short steep areas.

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