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hiking
20 hours ago

Amazing views of Lake Pend Orielle. Best view I have ever seen.

hiking
23 hours ago

Nice area with plenty of parking. The start of the trailhead was well marked but about a half mile into the hike we came to a clear landing. There was a logging road on our right side and a poorly marked path straight ahead. The actual trail is straight ahead (not on the right side where the logging road is). We ended up turning around because the trail was overgrown and hard to follow. If you do go on this trail, just make sure to follow the map AllTrails provides and not go on the logging road like we accidentally did.
Still made for a beautiful fall day and still worth while.

Fun hike- we took the clockwise route and there were some river crossings at the beginning, steep portions in the middle, and slick downhills at the end. Nice views from the high point in the middle. We used the app to stay on the trail as it’s not marked the whole way through.

camping
1 day ago

Love this place! Super tough hike for me! Almost died lol. But it was really worth it once you get to the top and the view was breathtaking!

A bit uphill but definitely worth it when you get to the top.

hiking
1 day ago

Mid October hike. Only saw one other person in the trail and he was headed back from fishing. A bit of snow melting off the trees from a recent light snow fall. The fish ladder is interesting to see at the trail head and the trail just follows the river below. Took our dogs. Lots of ducks, geese and great blue heron in the river.

Beautiful early September hike. Just went up to the lower lakes. Good trail. Took our dogs. Quite a few people on the trail with us. Excited to hike up to the upper lake sometime. Gorgeous views and fall colors.

It is an up hill climb on the way to the mine, something like Table Rock. No shade. Small Creek for Dogs about 1/2 mile up. Skunks are around the Mine and in the building. We did see one Snake on the way back. Beautiful view and about a 5 mile hike round trip.

mountain biking
1 day ago

This is one of my favorite trails! We ride our bikes on this trail all the time and it's wonderful! It's a very smooth ride and people we pass are always super friendly.

Weir Creek Hot Springs is a great way to spend the day. It’s only .7 of a mile to the Springs but it is ALL uphill except for the last .1 of a mile. So I’d say it’s a moderate hike even though it’s short. Like everywhere else in Idaho, clothing IS optional, so there will be naked people here; myself and my wife included if we are there. Lol. That being said, everyone, clothed or not is polite and respectful and there are a lot of conversations going on and people just enjoy themselves in general here! Definitely worth the day trip or half day! Go!

Great hike and fantastic views at several points, especially the top. Plan for 3.5-4hrs at a moderate pace with break at top.

Beautiful hike with lots of color changes in the trees

2 days ago

Amazing view.

camping
2 days ago

My first backpacking trip. First 5-6 miles are relatively easy. Last mile is 1000 ft straight up. Nice trail. Nice little hot spring at the top. We had 3 deer with us for a few hours in the camp.

Easy paved path along the river

Gorgeous fall colors, views of the lake and peaceful miles.

this is one of my favorite hikes. Theres stunning views even just a mile or two in. My family hikes here every year. You can go inside the windcave, but be cautious, there are currents inside the cave where you can't tell how deep they are, make sure you stay out of the water as much as you can, and take a reliable headlamp.

Beautiful area. We went in the fall, and the colors were absolutely amazing. It is a dirt road for a way towards the end, and a very narrow dirt road at the end.

hiking
3 days ago

Loved the beautiful autumn colors along the way... nicely groomed trail with some lovely views of the valley. No shade so wear a hat... going earlier is best. Passed several bikers but all were courteous and yielded right of way with a smile. Easy inclines... last part in view of the road was a bit boring but overall a nice hike. The whippet loved it too!

nice and easy trail for an afternoon hike

Well done trail. Pick up one of the trail guides as there are numbered spots where you can stop and learn more about the park. The highlight is Buffalo Cave. I made a short video of the park if anyone is interested: https://practicalvagabonds.com/visit-craters-of-the-moon/

hiking
4 days ago

This trail is really about whats below the surface! You can go into 4 lava tube cave. Indian Tunnel was our favorite. We made a short video of Craters of the Moon if anyone is interested: https://practicalvagabonds.com/visit-craters-of-the-moon/

Fun trail! Took my 1.5 year old in a pack for most of the trail. There are quite a few bikers but everyone I’ve ever met is kind and it’s not a big deal to share the trail. Pretty views of Boise and the foothills!

backpacking
4 days ago

The road to the parking lot at the top is very rough. Four-wheel drive is highly recommended. There is snow now, so i would suggest parking at the bottom and hiking the rest. Its challenging but its worth it!

Great hike! Plenty of good views and not too difficult. We didn’t see any, but watch for bears and moose as they are active in the area!

Great walk with my 8 year old daughter. Stunning views.

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail in memory of a cool dog! Developed and maintained by private land owners, what a gift to the community.

@stephanie- I have your glasses!!! Found them that day!!!! Let me know how you want to connect. You can find me on IG @bestyrsofmylife - DM me there!

Great hike. We saw a mountain lion footprint in the snow right on the trail. At about 1.5 miles, there are some switchbacks with large rocks covering the trail. Keep going, you'll pick up the trail again. At that point you are about 1/2 mile from Upper Boulder Lake. Lower Boulder Lake was empty in mid-October, but the Upper lake was still full-ish.

hiking
6 days ago

Been eyeing this rock from Priest Lake every year I go camping with my family. Took 26 years of me living to finally go and do it and it was well worth it. Breathe taking views! We hiked up to the north side of Chimney Rock and the south side as well. Would recommend getting to the top of both sides so you can get the views from each.
During the summer, this hike would be easiest, but since we did it when there was a little snow in the higher elevations, it became a little harder with having to get over all the boulders with snow on them. I would definitely not recommend bringing young children on this hike if you are going to be going all the way up, as there are considerably large boulders to get over and also steep ridges to get to the top.
Overall this hike kicked mine and my dads (60 years old) butts, but would do it again.

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