Looking for a great trail near Stanley, Idaho? AllTrails has 53 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. You'll also find some great local park options, like Chapman Park. Ready for some activity? There are 29 moderate trails in Stanley ranging from 2.1 to 87.1 miles and from 5,406 to 9,937 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL trail. I backpacked this with my family and it was well worth my time. We fished the whole time and caught upward of 40 fish a day. All on flies. We caught them on the river and the lake. I wouldn’t recommend it for little kids. We struggled with some tough teenagers but got there in the end. I will definitely be going back!

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scramble
snow
2 months ago

did this hike for my birthday this November and it's absolutely stunning with Gorgeous views. it was pretty moderate with the nice size elevation gain, and a definite Advanced last 2 miles. the ice slowed us down a bit and we definitely did some skating on the way back down but it was worth the beauty of both Alpine and Sawtooth Lakes

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rocky
2 months ago

little bit icy since it was in November but a nice moderate hike into a beautiful calm lake with great views

11/7/19 - the trail had a good amount of snow. It was pretty easy going until about a 1/4 mile from the lake, then it was straight up and covered in ice. While there were other people’s tracks, we lost them at the stream crossing which definitely made things more difficult. It would have been much easier (I mean, still hard because it’s like straight up) if there hadn’t been snow and ice. I took my two dogs. They didn’t have nearly as difficult of a time as we did. It was absolutely gorgeous though! So so amazing! I’ll definitely be doing this hike again in the summer!

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rocky
2 months ago

fun trail...quick hike and beautiful views

hiked early November. beautiful, but melted snow can turn to ice, so the trip down was more channeling than expected

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icy
snow
2 months ago

Great trail. Went in early October and there was a fair amount if snow on the trails. Was still able to get to the lakes, but make sure you bring some good shoes as the snow can get pretty thick the higher you go. There were some small scrambles off the trail, but nothing unmanageable by someone with little rock climbing experience. The colors were absolutely gorgeous (especially on the drive there along the river).

10/23/19. Amazing hike, though the trail is mostly covered with snow (about a foot deep near the top). The switchback wasn’t terrible but definitely makes you sweat. Lake is now frozen over, but the view was spectacular. Hike took us 4 hours up, 2 hours down.

October 21 2019 Snow has fallen, about 12” no one else on trail. Made it to BVF cut off. Snow was too deep to establish trail, turned back

10/14/19 It was a beautiful trail, seemed pretty easy for experienced hikers. The only difficult part was the snow and ice on the switchbacks. Alpine lake is the most beautiful lake I’ve ever seen, definitely check it out!

Did this hike on Oct 12, expected snow and there was some, mainly on the mile just before Alpine Lake. Trail to Sawtooth Lake was in good shape. We had blue skies and only a little wind at the lake. The last 1.5 miles back to the trailhead had some serious mud later in the day. Long hike but really manageable climb and well maintained trail. Beautiful destination!

horseback riding
3 months ago

Amazing

hiking
rocky
snow
3 months ago

First time hiking this trail and now a favorite of mine. Absolutely beautiful trail and stunning views. We hiked the loop clockwise and will again when we return in warmer months.

Not the prettiest start. The view at the end is beautiful though. It looks like the trail continues after the marsh. You can sign in to a back country register there as well. If you are in the area and need a short hike, low elevation gain with a pretty view, its worth it. Soooo many squirrels and chipmunks!!

hiking
3 months ago

Chose this trail because it was rated easy and promised a beautiful view. Wow! I have never seen anything so breathtaking. Totally doable for two 64-year old women who are not in the best shape. Took some amazing photos, too. Highly recommend for everyone.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Short, sweet, amazing views, and great small fish to catch.

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