Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Love looking at all the rock formations and the dead silence is a nice touch as well

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!

Very easy mild hike, beautiful in the spring and summer, blooming flowers!

hiking
1 month ago

I did this trail today, the end of december. it is an awesome snow hike and about 75% of the trail was packed down and easy to hike. the other 25% was about a foot deep and you have to trudge through it, not too bad though. the views are amazing and the trail is very graceful. would definitely call it easy rather than moderate even in the winter. took me almost 2 hours and it was a wonderful time.

Dogs are ok on leash.

backpacking
2 months ago

The trail is lost about 3 miles it to it but this app pulled me back on track. What’s another mile?! Great scenic viewing.

Beautiful hike just off from downtown Post Falls. Can explore parts of history, rock climbing, nice several different pathways, and see parts of the Spokane River.

hiking
3 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!

This trail is really out of the way to get too. 4x4 drive recommend. DEET a must, no plant or flower based bug sprays. They will attract bees and horse flies. Cougar and bears spotted near Lieutenant Lake and General. Good fishing.

Beautiful hike. Miles of trails, and while dogs aren’t allowed in the park area, all the hiking trails are open to dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

Great loop! We did the whole thing and added 1.6 miles on to go to Echo Lake for a total of 28 miles. We did the loop all in one day, though if you aren’t in shape I wouldn’t suggest it. We ran some of it. Bring lots of water, there were a few creeks along the way if you went counter-clockwise. The last half there were not creeks. We didn’t see a single soul on the trail! Beautiful area! Highly recommend going in the fall. The colors were amazing!!

This trail should actually be called "Maude and Lottie Lakes and Seven Lakes Trail Loop", because it doesn't actually follow the Seven Lakes trail all the way around, and the signs on the trees reflect this.

I decided to hike this as a day trip starting from Stanley Hot Springs, because I was already there and the AllTrails map cuts through the hot springs. For some odd reason, the map starts from the middle of the Stanley Hot Springs trail (not the trailhead), so the distance measurements and elevation gain are inaccurate.

I started recording my trip on the AllTrails app at the location where the trail forks off into the loop. What I thought would be a short day-trip ended up turning into a 7-hour trek across 10 miles and a miserable 4200 foot elevation change. I barely made it back to the campsite before sunset, but not before I was soaking wet from rain-soaked overgrown foliage that covered this poorly maintained trail.

While the views were pretty nice at the higher elevation areas, there are some major problems with this trail that prevent me from ever recommending this trail to anyone. Firstly, there are no switchbacks. You're just going straight up and down sheer mountainsides perpendicular to the topographical lines. This is abhorrent. Second, the trail is completely overgrown with foliage when following the Seven Lakes side of the loop, and it's very easy to lose the trail. The overgrowth is also sure to make your clothes and shoes soaked if it has rained recently. I spent about 1.5 - 2 hours trudging through dense overgrowth. Someone really needs to go in with a machete and clean the place up.

Was it worth it? No. But I did see a pine marten, I guess.

Great place to get out on a minutes notice. Close to town, easy access.

nature trips
4 months ago

Seeing the molds of trees caught in the lava flow was fascinating in this interesting landscape of different kinds of lava. The various plants and trees are interesting, too.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views along the way though recent development of some of the land takes away from the hike.

Loved this trail! We hiked with a 7 year old and a dog and it was a moderate hike. The views were stunning. Saw few deer and chipmunks on the way. We went early enough to avoid the heat and it proved to be a good decision! The redfish lake looked beautiful along the trail and the bench lakes were a treat to the eyes.

hiking
4 months ago

Did the loop end of July. I highly recommend it. The side hike to Dog lake is brutal. The trail has not been cleared in forever, so it's bushwhacking all the way. However, Dog Lake was absolutely gorgeous and the lake is full of hungry rainbows. Definitely worth the trip. I also recommend doing the loop counterclockwise. The 11 miles without water is mostly easy walking on well maintained trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty cool cave. The groups are large enough that if you get in the back of the group, you have no idea what the guide is saying, and everything is said about a particular feature before you even get close enough to see what they're talking about. But I enjoyed just looking around and seeing it, even though I didn't hear the guide's interpretation and history. Would recommend this one as part of a Bear Lake trip, but no more than Bloomington Lake or Paris Ice Cave. There's enough to do up here that once is enough.

My 12yo son and I came across this trail almost by accident this week. We did the first 1.6 miles of this trail which put us at right about 1000 feet of ascent. Pretty good, gradual climb. Very little shade in that first part, though, so bring water. Due to time (and a pretty worn out dog) we turned around right as the trail became wooded.

Scenery was great. The dead trees were pretty amazing to take in. Would definitely do the whole trail again if in the area.

hiking
5 months ago

Great adventure, I did not expect the cave to be so large.

hiking
5 months ago

I had originally planned this as a relaxing three night trip but plans changed as the “inn” was full when I arrived at EchoLske so I had to push it out a bit further than planned. I spent the second night at Dog Lake and then back to starting line with a short hop up to Lower Cannon. I found this loop to be a very tough hike. Unlike the Eagle Cap where water is plentiful that is not the case here. There was a stretch of almost nine miles with no trail side water. The hikes to the lakes are all a bit tough. I concur with someone else’s recommendation for doing the looping a counter clockwise direction. If you want to do a day hike then go clockwise to lower Cannon and get some great views of “The Devils”. I also concur with the idea that you should have some experience as this is not a walk-in the park.

hiking
5 months ago

What a fantastic hike!! Did this today, and the gradual incline is just enough to keep you honest and the overall out and back distance is far enough to make it count! Go early on a warmer day as there’s not too much shade. Beautiful scenery, fabulous views! Hits all the high marks!

backpacking
5 months ago

it's a 8 mile hike. the first 6 of which are gradual uphill, enough to give you a work out, gradual enough to keep you going. The top of the mountain, the view is breathtaking, very beautiful, and would have been more beautiful if not for the smoke over the valleys. the trail ends far from a lake. The trail itself doesn't end, just on the app map. keep an eye out for a sign that says "Lola Lakes" because it has an arrow pointing towards the lake, (about a half mile before the end.) Towards the end of the trail is a fresh water spring coming from the rocks. its clean, cold, and fresh. absolutely safe to drink. Me and my buddy drowned a bottle each and felt just fine the next morning. The hike back, starts with a steep climb back to the peak, and its easy going from there. Have fun, stay safe and keep hydrated.

Really neat, guide was very good he had a great sense of humor. $8/adult 800 people a day, then ask for tips. Not a fan of that! Worth seeing once.

backpacking
5 months ago

We did this loop 5 days 4 nights. It was 42 miles including a hike to Dry Diggins lookout, Baldy Lake, Horse Heaven cabin and Lower Cannon Lake. We camped off the trail except for Baldy Lake and hiked packs off for the remaining. We found excellent and/or adequate camp sites every night. By the end of hiking in 80+degree heat, you will sleep anywhere. Bonus of heat is mosquitoes were minimal. Lucky to have had volunteers just finish cleaning out the trail between Echo and Baldy, made for great trail conditions on 90% of the loop. It was a harder hike than we anticipated, but the extra day was good for resting up. Beautiful country and amazing views until the last day the smoke from the fires in the area was rolling in.

Amazing views from the lookout. Say hello to your local Lookout, share each other's company.

backpacking
6 months ago

Took us 2.5 days to make it around. Didn’t do any of the lake trails except lower cannon. Beautiful scenery despite the fire season smoke.

trail running
6 months ago

excellent running trail. Scenic and peaceful

Chilly but neat. Took our month and a half old twins in wraps. Did great.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail close to Riggins. It starts out a bit dry and warm but once you get near the water it is a comfortable hike. We did have to deal with the poison ivy but it was easily avoided.

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