Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

8 hours ago

Was a nice hike on a hot day. Mostly shaded and well marked.

hiking
12 hours ago

Easy to follow trail except for a few places across bare rock. A lot of work has been put into this trail by the forest service trying to block off the alternate routes up. Please stay on the trail.

Caution!! Not as “Easy” as they rate. Good trail for hiking bad trail for biking. Huge boulders.

hiking
23 hours ago

Nice quick trail. Fairly well maintained, pleasant scenery including meadows and obscured lake views. Parking lot and bathroom at the bottom.

Several forks, be sure to keep on the main trail unless you want a longer hike. Currently its marked with blue diamonds.

This is a great family hike. We made it all the way to the back of the wind cave with our kids (9, 6, and 3 years old) and an excited German Shepherd. Our family loved this hike with countless wild flowers, a waterfall, and the wind cave. You're supposed to keep your dog on a leash. But don't be surprised to see other people not following the rules. Our dog was one of three out of probably 30 dogs that was on a leash. A minor frustration for those of us that are constrained to following rules.

7/4/18 great hike awesome place family had a good time.God bless the USA happy birthday America!!!

I absolutely loved this trail it’s well kept and absolutely gorgeous there are so many flowers and out look spots! And it’s not a hard hike. I would do this hike over again:)
You do need head labs and so water shoes or another pair to change into( you do have to cross some water and my feet out soaked)

This trail is ALMOST an EASY... the last .3 of a mile gets REALLY STEEP! That’s the only downside! About 60% of the trail was shaded by the trees. The creek was always babbling next to you and some of the views are stunning. ALMOST as advertised... be aware beginners that the ending may surprise you.

hiking
2 days ago

Snow has mostly melted off on the trail to Pear Lake. Just patches of it on the trail. The lake is beautiful and we could see fish swimming in it.

Overall this was a pretty hike and camp but a few warnings: the bugs were absolutely terrible and gps had a hard time getting me there. I live in Idaho Falls and two different ways, gps wanted me to turn on a road that was private property. It was a struggle but I figured it out. Parking is good and the trail is well maintained but my goodness I have never seen so many horse flies and mosquitoes and this is coming from someone that grew up on a horse farm with mosquito breeding ponds. I was covered in spray and it didn’t help. My poor dogs have blood blisters all over them from all the bites. The entire hike we were just in a swarm. It was hard to enjoy the hike. We then camped. There are really nice camping spots with tables, bear boxes, and fire pits. I lit a fire in hopes of getting rid of bugs. Nope. We ended up hiding out in the tent the rest of the evening. It was very pretty but I probably wouldn’t recommend to anyone until bugs are dead.

on Indian Cliff Trail

2 days ago

Great trail!!

Beautiful walk. Easy, covered trail that runs by a lazy river that is trafficked by fisherman and river rafters. Two thirds in, there’s a waterfall across the river and a great spot to take a break and picnic. Bring bear spray and a camera. Gorgeous!

My favorite hike!!! Down hill with some loose rock until you get to the lake. It is only a mile to the lake. I hike all the way around the lake and really love the views from everywhere in this hike!! Some beautiful spots to tie up a hammock and enjoy some time. The parking area is small. There is also a "bathroom"(nice outhouse) at the trailhead. I would take some bug spray with you though.

trail running
3 days ago

excellent running trail. Scenic and peaceful

hiking
3 days ago

I am giving this trail a 5 even though we hiked in April, so we didn't make it to the end due to too much snow for our group. The trail was beautiful along the creek, and I would agree that it is well maintained. We still encountered more people than I was expecting, so I can imagine this trail is fairly busy when the conditions are more favorable. I can't wait to do this trail in full some day.

it was a good hike nice drive spots to put your head inside the water and cool off great day

beautiful pictures the fern Falls is fenced off but was easy to jump over and walk up to take pictures

some pretty falls. not difficult. good hike. would recommend!

4 days ago

Very fun and simple!

hiking
4 days ago

The trail was really dusty and fairly steep for the first .5 miles. The descent into the hollow was nice but nothing really to see when you get into the hollow. Butterflies were abundant so it did make the hike better.

Amazing hike with breathtaking views! Trail is steep and hard on the knees when going down, wish I had grabbed my poles. Trail is in great shape and just a touch of snow still left in the higher elevation. The road into the trail is quite nice, you don't a high clearance vehicle to get there.

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

Short hike to a pristine lake.

hiking
5 days ago

It’s a long drive up through the mountains. We found the hot springs but the shacks and tubs were gone. The hot spring is boil from the ground, it’s extremely hot. It’s also on private property. Hopefully they make it into a resort or something.
July 2018

hiking
6 days ago

After having made the hike on June 12th and walking on a lot of snow, I was surprised yesterday when we hiked in to the lake and encountered no snow anywhere. The lake level was down about a foot from the month before.

Nice Hike, easy with some
views

Amazing hike. Very steep switchbacks and going back down will kill your knees, but the view is so worth it. Saw a lot of wildlife: moose, grouse, elk, and of course mountain goats.

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