Best trails in Malta, Idaho

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Looking for a great trail near Malta, Idaho? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castle Rocks State Park or Massacre Rocks State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Riverside Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Malta ranging from 1.1 to 7 miles and from 5,564 to 10,308 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Malta, Idaho
Top trails (9)
#1 - Backyard Boulders Trail
Castle Rocks State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 33 m
#2 - South Fork Loop Trail
City of Rocks National Reserve
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 23 m
#3 - Stripe Rock to North Fork Circle Creek Trail
City of Rocks National Reserve
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Starts flat then steady uphill. Crosses the creek a few times. Gets up into the aspens. Partly shaded. Beautiful views. Pretty wildflowers.Show more
#4 - Bull Mountain
Sawtooth National Forest
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 6 h 17 m
This trail will take you to the top of Bull Mountain, the highest point in Box Elder County. It is possible to drive to the top (in a good 4x4), but the trail is more scenic. Show more
#5 - Smoky Mountain Equestrian Trail to Steinfells Dome
City of Rocks National Reserve
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
#6 - Castle Rocks Stine's Creek Loop
Castle Rocks State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Castle Rock's parking lot around Backyard Boulders and up the hill. Then dip east down into Stein's Creek and follow the trail back around. Beautiful, with lots of places for dogs to drink at the creek.Show more
#7 - Smoky Mountain Trail
City of Rocks National Reserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
This route is mostly off trail except for the lower section, but the hike up is not difficult. Great views of City of Rocks.Show more
#8 - Cache Peak and Independence Mountain
Malta, Idaho
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
#9 - Black Pine Peak Loop
Malta, Idaho
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m