Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

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

Our yearly trek! Waterfall canyon is also definitely worth the extra push. If you're planning to make it an overnighter the far side of the upper lake is the prime territory. Been up here 4 years running and have always seen wildlife. Last time a moose stumbled upon us and gave us all a good jump. I don't know who was more surprised us or her.

6 days ago

One of favorite alpine lakes. It made for one epic snowshoe. Be prepared for technical shoeing, cold conditions and predators.

Easy to get to. Great scenery. Less than an hour walk.

Nice winter hike along a creek.

Think the only think I didn’t like was the movement from one side of the road to the other, not to descriptive on the route, but once you find the other side it’s great.

Great late fall hike. No one else on the trail on a cold, sleety day! Saw several deer just hanging out, too!!!

8 days ago

Hiked 12/7/2018 a bit of snow on the trail, but not too bad. My husband and I were able to complete the trail in tennis shoes. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail which was nice.

Perfect 2 hour hike with great views

10 days ago

Amazing area, good first backpacking trip hike/ location!

This trail is a beautiful trail, particularly in the snow. The trail is not marked at all and we nearly did not find the trailhead, it was only a passing runner who pointed it out to us, otherwise we would not have found it. Also, about halfway through the trail we ran into a fork in the trail and were unsure which way to go. Thankfully the map on this app help guide us the rest of the way. The lack of trail markers was a bit annoying, but the beauty of the mountain forest makes the trail worth hiking.

trail running
15 days ago

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15 days ago

Great over look trail

15 days ago

Great family hike

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

19 days ago

Backpacked up in this area back in July and enjoyed some lovely weather and beautiful scenery. A hike up Granite Peak and another up Tripod Peak added some stunning views. Blue Lake itself was very busy, but that's to be expected. We only hiked through there, so it may have quieted down.

Nice trip! Really nice trip! Hiked counter clockwise to toxaway lake the first day. The second day we took a day trip up sand mountain pass, over to Imogene and Edith lakes. Got back to camp faster than expected so fished on toxaway all afternoon and spent our second night there. Day 3 headed to Alice lake and wow! There are two sites that are towards the end of the lake and they are worth getting there early! Amazing! Swam for a while then fished all evening. We all caught nice size Brooke’s. Day 4 out was a bit longer than expected but a nice finish to the trip

Went in late August and weather was pretty chilly, mid 30s at night

Did this hike on Thanksgiving (Nov 22, 2018). Very easy hike. It was overcast the entire time, which was nice because the entire hike was through a burn area with zero shade. No snow on the ground at all, just dense clay/mud the entire time. The hot springs at the end were clearly visible as we approached, and you could see the steam over the last hill, and they are clearly marked by a big wooden fence that was constructed around them in a circle.

Air temperature was probably about at freezing point, and the springs were very warm. The hottest pool was a little too hot initially but there's a big plastic pipe that you can use to redirect the water flow from the cold river into the pool. Lots of thick cyanobacteria / algae on the rocks where the hot water emerges, but the pool was clean enough to sit in. Stayed for about an hour, didn't see anyone else the entire time we were there. Overall it took about an hour to hike in and about half an hour to hike back to the trailhead.

There was definitely wildcat scat on the trail, but I'm not sure if it was from a mountain lion or just a bobcat. Also saw some pretty big paw prints in the mud that looked fresh. Be on the lookout for forest cats.

This trail was definitely beautiful the view was unfortunately covered in fog. Went on 11/25 and the higher we got, the more snow there was half way there was a foot of snow on the trail and fog as thick as seeing 5ft in front of you. It would have been absolutely gorgeous and I would of gave it five stars if the fog hadn’t covered our views.

Gps takes you the wrong path. A park ranger told us how to get to the peak. If you go by gps it takes you to a mud/rock road full of potholes and a big puddle we couldn’t cross and came back I think it was when gps told us to turn right that took us off track. The real road to the trail is also an unofficial road but at least it has less potholes and its easier to drive in.

Made it to the top, but it was tough. I would rate this one hard. Seen lots of Deer and a Coyote. Garmin says 3000 ft elevation and it was about 11 miles round trip.

Super easy hike in, but the springs were either way too hot or way too cold. It was a little challenging to find a comfortable spot to sit for long. Otherwise, it’s a nice little spring.

Easy hike in, and the pools were nice. It was pretty shallow and lukewarm, but overall it was not bad.

Great hot springs with an incredible view. I hiked the trail with a pretty bad cold and was rewarded with perfect water temperatures and a beautiful sunset. There’s also some nice campsites just below the springs, so backpacking in is a good idea.

this is definitely a hike that is accessible in the winter as long as it's not crazy snowy. The trail was easy to follow and trafficked.

There's nothing too special about this hike but it's pretty simple and short. It's a good hike for when you don't have much time that day to go hiking but still want to.

26 days ago

This is a great trail for a family. We pick it up just inside the canyon east of Weiser. It's nice and level, easy with little ones to just go as far as you like and then turn around. Not much shade, but it's a very nice walk

27 days ago

Great little place for a day outing. Mornings and weekdays are best, as even on a Sunday in late September when we visited, there were easily two dozen fellow adventurers here. One person told us that the last time she was here, the parking lot was so crowded that there was nowhere to park!

We saw only the middle falls and lower falls, but they were well worth the modest little hike to get to each viewpoint. Signage is excellent on the loop trail and each spur. The vault toilet and picnic benches at the parking area were well maintained.

If you arrive when it is busy, odds are that you'll find a pleasant diversion just two miles down the road at Elk River while you wait for the crowds to thin at Elk Creek Falls.

The view from the top is nice. This is very easy hike if you just hike the Mineral Ridge Trail and very popular. For a longer hike, take the Wilson Trail which turns into the Lost Man Trail. When you arrive at the switchback on the forest service road, you can go to the right which takes you back down the Ridge. There's also many other trail options on the forest service road.

28 days ago

Easy trails. Lots of beautiful views!

trail running
29 days ago

A good trail for a constant chill uphill run. As stated before views aren’t that great, but it’s pretty good for a medium length run. Even at a pretty relaxed pace you should be able to complete in 4 hours. Couple downed trees on the trail and the last 2 miles is snowy. Doesn’t seem like you need to worry about mountain bikers shuttling the trail this time of year.

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