Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Tons of hiking trails to choose from. Beautiful views.

Took 4 kids they enjoyed the hike there was some ice spots.

Some snow still, trail is well marked and was a nice 3 hour hike.

There are a few trails you can take while you are there. The scenery is extremely lovely.

Great hiking trail through the woods with streams and lots of snow at about a mile in right now. Didn't use microspikes or snowshoes as the snow was wet and packed down most of the way up. Last mile had us post-holing a bit up to our knees in areas. Great views.

off road driving
5 days ago

good little hike. Breathtaking views.

There is no real hiking path. Also, I would rate the hiking here at moderate not easy.

Great to do with kids on a cloudy day. If it’s too sunny I could see how it would be too much for sun exposure and get sunburned. It’s a good pleasure hike with a nice view :)

6 days ago

Backpacked/snowshoed on 3/14/18. Trail was easy to follow even with a few feet of snow on it. Easy hike in, bridge was covered up to the railing with snow. The snow-capped boulders in free creek were beautiful. Falls are a 1/4 mile to the left after the bridge. Once there, pretty much slid down to the bottom. The climb back up was sapping, resulting in a pretty exhausting hike back to the trailhead. The hike is basically downhill on the way in and uphill on the way out. Really nice hike though.

Was unable to access the trail in mid March. Not a year round trail for on foot. You can rent snow shoes or do cross country skiing but the trail is unmaintained for winter climates.

7 days ago

So beautiful! I loved how one minute you’re down by the river and the next high up along the ridge.

9 days ago

It's a heavily traveled trail and a great one to start on. We usually hit this one in June each year for an overnight experience and the fishing in the upper lake is usually pretty good! Keep an eye out for moose and deer!

Looking great today!

Great 3 mile loop, well maintained, and beautiful views! the parking lot was packed and overfull and that made me a little nervous the trail would be packed. It was busy, but not so busy the trail was crowded or people were stepping on eachother. Good little afternoon hike!

One of my favorite places to hike and backpack!!!!!

trail running
11 days ago

A few areas pretty muddy today in 3/11/18 but not as bad as Sweet Connie. We only got out 4.28 miles before we had to turn around in Sweet Connie. Love this little loop on a beautiful morning.

Good trail. Amazing view and hot springs at the top.

11 days ago

Nice short hike up the hill. I’d do it again, as just a fun date.

Great Trail

Pulled in the Beauty Creek campground area and crossed a shallow creek to start the trail. Highly recommend wearing yaktracks or stabilicers right now. Nice hike in the trees but was expecting more views. Would rate this hike as moderate, not hard.

12 days ago

Good place to stretch your legs while driving I – 84. Dog loved it!

We figured (3 of is) that it is closer to a 7 me round trip, but absolutely beautiful and worth the hike!

13 days ago

Great best to travel early morning to avoid traffic.

13 days ago

This was an absolutely beautiful hike that wasn't long but it was a great workout on the way back up. I went in September so it was sunny but not too hot. Tons of wildflowers, and the end leads you to a large rock overlooking the Blue Lake. You can even jump in from the rock.

13 days ago

I went on a warm day in October. I only saw 2 other people for the whole hike, which was pretty easy, but also a good workout on the uphill parts! Amazing views, pine trees and fall colors. My dog loved it!

It was a really beautiful hike! The hot springs are absolutely surreal. It was snowing when we went, so it was pretty magical. On our way back, it got pretty dark, but the moonlight and stars illuminated the mountain range - it was incredible!

Tough first mile, then beautiful ups and downs.

mountain biking
15 days ago

Fun ride from our favorite camping spot. I have ridden the loop in its entirety and have also cheated and received a ride to the trail head, either way its a blast! From the trail head you get to travel down a pretty rock trail through moderately thick pine trees. The meadow is rolling hills and a lot of fun. A little climbing on the north and east side, then a barn burner decent down a 4wheeler trail to the main road. I have seen deer, elk, black bear tracks, and a possible wolf track while on this ride. The SNRA advises of no grizzly bears in this area.

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