Explore the most popular hiking trails near Pocatello with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice views. Harder than moderate. Loose footing and steep at a few areas.

hiking
5 days ago

The network for trails by the Cusick Creek trailhead is quite extensive, but you can see the radio towers on Kinport Peak in the distance and if you just go straight in that direction, that's the right way. From the trailhead, it looks like you are going to be hiking through grasslands, with no cover, but in fact, most of the hike is shaded in the trees. It's a steady uphill, but never that steep in any one place. The trail is a little rocky in places, but otherwise excellent and probably useable by ATVs. You can drive to the top of this summit, but the hike was very nice. It looks like you could do quite a bit of additional hiking and exploring along the ridges at the top. I imagine that the views are great, but right now you can't see so much, due to the smoke. No water or restrooms at the trailhead. I saw only 2 other hikers and the mountain bikers were all on other trails.

13 days ago

Good exercise on a cooler morning

Many moments of solitude on Scout Mountain.
The occasional sound of other campers in the distance was a nice gleam of mentioning others’ presence.
Gentle sights of wildlife and plant life, with an enjoyable glow of sunsets and sunrises.
Camp space was well-laid and cozy. Big enough for two large tents, while small enough to push for some nice walk and exploration of the area.

Beautiful treed hike, very steep.

Beautiful and fairly easy hike. Four stars simply because I prefer trails that don't allow motorcycles on them. Bikes are ok. Views from the top were excellent. Also, nice that it is near Pocatello. Nice wildflowers and didn't see much wildlife.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Rode this trail earlier today. Pretty fair climb up, but nothing insane. Super smooth, flowy ride back down. One of the most enjoyable descents I've ever had. Would highly recommend

I absolutely love this trail. I use it all the time with my family and our dog. It’s the perfect place for biking or hiking. There are trailheads for flatter, easier hikes or steeper, uphill climbs for a great view of Pocatello and the mountains!

Fun scenic trails just hard to get out of others way with a stroller

Very pretty scenery. Not super wide trails so hard to get out of the way of bikers or to let others pass.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this hike! So beautiful! It did start to rain when we got to the top! But i loved it! Definitely doing this hike again!

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was super short, yet the whole trail is all uphill. My family (which I would consider to be very athletic) had to rest every few yards to catch our breath. On the way down you would have to crawl on your butt to lower the risk of falling down. Overall though, I would consider the trail to be very fun and it would be great for training.

Excellent trails for hiking along the creek. It's really well maintained by officials and citizens alike and very clean. I didn't see a single bit of trash the entire time. The bridges are amazing and very nice. Pocatello is a gem for things like this and it's nice to explore a trail so nicely put together.

on Corral Creek

9 months ago

Great trail. Lots of incline. Really no River just a small Creek at the start of the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike is so pretty and not hard at all! It was super snowy today (October 8) but extremely beautiful and enjoyable. I will definitely be doing it again and look forward to trying it in the spring.

highly used

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nice and easy hike

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Very nice trail, gradual incline. Shaded 80% of the time. Alot of wild flowers. Very enjoyable.

Nice trail didn't see any bikes or motorcycles four wheelers lots of trees very scenic pond was nice make sure to bring insect repellent.

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pretty scenic!
Great for different modes of hiking.

Nice trail. Turned around from bad weather coming in. The little pond was a great place to stop and have a snack

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nice hike, BEAUTIFUL in the fall time.

Fun hike. Made it all the way with 4 kids. I would go on it again.

Really great views and , loved the shade of the trees in the morning part of the hike! Wasn't huge on sharing the trail with a lot of 4 wheelers, atvs, and motor cross bikes because of the noise and dust but overall we enjoyed it. We were able to do it with two young kids and a dog. Definitely a family friendly one!

I've been coming here since I was little so I may be a bit biased, but this place is gorgeous. Aside from the beautiful and plentiful hiking/biking trails, there's camping and picnic areas plus a gorgeous scenic overlook.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

My wife and I hiked about 4.5 miles each way on this trail, so not to the top of Scout Mountain, but far enough to enjoy some amazing scenery and views. The trail is in quite good condition in most areas. It's a bit rocky for hiking in some spots, but they are passable, and few and far between. We enjoyed it enough to want to hike it again this summer, but this time to the top!

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nice casual hike. Saw a couple of mountain bikers.

make it 4 miles up trail and come back on the elk meadows loop.

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