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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hiking
rocky
snow
10 days 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!!

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
19 days ago

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

A great fall hike...windy at the lake but absolutely beautiful. We agree with other posters that it’s more moderate of a hike than difficult.

hiking
21 days ago

It's okay. Not my favorite. Lake did not WOW me.

hiking
rocky
24 days ago

Slept the night at Hellroaring Lake. The trail is very well maintained, and quite easy. Some rocky bits that having boots was helpful for, but we were able to maintain and nice pace the whole time.

turned off Redfish lake lodge and parked just before the creek bridge. the trail itself is easy and beautiful.

This is an amazing hike! The trail isn't too difficult until you get past Alpine Lake. Then it gets significantly more challenging but it's still manageable. I'm not sure if I agree with the "hard" rating though. To me it's a high-end "moderate" level hike. I've hiked trails this site rates as "moderate" that were more difficult than this. Anyways, just when you think you've had enough, Sawtooth Lake comes into view and it's absolutely stunning! If you turn left when you get to Sawtooth Lake, there is a hill right on the shore of the lake that makes for great panoramic views of the lake if you hike to the top of it. You can also keep going if you want and you'll run into two smaller lakes further down the trail. The trail is in excellent condition the entire way, but there are a couple of fallen trees you'll have to step over in the first couple miles. This hike took me 6 hours to complete. Also, this trail does not go all the way up to Alpine Peak. It would be an extremely steep and dangerous off-trail climb to Alpine Peak and I don't recommend that anyone attempt it unless they're very experienced.

Did this hike awhile ago, got to the lake and a storm rolled in so we left early but definitely want to go back and spend a night up there simply beautiful.

Beautiful hike! Great views in every direction. Rating of moderate is accurate. Switchbacks before you get to Alpine Lake. Sawtooth lake is about 1 mile further on trail.

It had been 14 years since I last hiked Goat Lake. This hike is one of my favorites, and I know I'll return to it again in the future. It sounds insane, but you truly must jump in once you arrive. We hiked this one in mid-September on a beautiful, sunny day in the high 60's. We hiked in on a Sunday and passed quite a few people coming back down, but in the hour or so we spent at the lake we only saw about 3 other people. The tips and tricks on AllTrails were really helpful, but we did encounter a few hiccups: - The first big boulder you need to climb/cross is to your left. - When you're looking for the beaver damn to cross the creek, you'll need to climb up some boulders to the left as well. We left a little cairn to mark this spot. Basically, every time we ran into an issue it was because we were scared of veering too much to the left and running into the boulder field. There are a couple of spots where you do need to veer left a bit in order to not end up scrambling down a sheer cliff of scree. Highly recommend!

Hiked the loop over 2 days, counter-clockwise towards Farley Lake. Skipped Edith Lake and camped up on the saddle north-west of Twin Lakes. Second day was all downhill. The crossings are shallow and never needed water shoes. Lot's of people, the trail head was overflowing.

We started at the Tin Cup TH which leads to yellow belly lake. Very easy to moderate to an elevation of about 7400 feet. Breathtaking views and great hike. Truly a fun hike to a great looking lake. Enjoy.

This hike took to lake Washington about 6 miles. We reached an elevation of 9578 feet. It was a September cold day. Still was a moderate hike because you drive in 10 miles from HWY 75 and it is up there. Overall was awesome and lame Washington was so cool. Enjoy.

Great views. Easy elevation. Nice, secluded well-marked trail up to a spectacular ridge line.

amazing views! worth the journey!

wow!! so glad we picked this one. It's worth the 10mile drive in & up to the trailhead. On the drive up you see so much of the burn area, it's haunting. The trail it's self is a slow accent with about 9 river crossings and varried terrain. Beautiful all the way to Washington Lake which is STUNNING! With stops for pictures and snack it took us 3 hrs. Highly recommend!!

This is an amazing loop that is aslo very traveled. If you are worried about bugs...please......please DO NOTT TREAT YOUR CLOTHS IN PERMETHRIN. Way to much water and native fish to worry about. It only takes micro grams to kill char and other fish species. There are other ways to avoid mosquitos and bugs....if you cant do it without destroying your surrounding ecosystem you probably shouldn't be mingling in it. Keep your dogs on a leash and please pack out all of its waste. RESPECT this beautiful place.

Great trail! Well maintained. It’s definitely a climb to get to the top but it’s mostly switch backs. As most of the others have stated it’s worth the 10 minute detour to Alpine lake if you are able. We backpacked up and stayed the night.

hiking
1 month ago

Couldn't really see the falls from the top and it looked sketchy to hike down to the bottom to view from below.

definitly a scramble with a pack on for the last few miles. one the most beautiful lakes in the sawtooths. I would change to heavy trafficked. I saw probably over 150 people coming up on our way down. avoid on weekends if your looking for a peaceful place without a bunch of people.

hiking
1 month ago

My husband and I hiked this during the 2017 eclipse with our two daughters who were 8 & 11 years old at the time. We parked at the upper trailhead (super rough road and definitely not for cars) and hiked to Hell Roaring first thing in the morning. We had planned on maybe staying one night there but our girls wanted to keep going so we went all the way to Imogene. The trail was well maintained and beautiful. We spent three nights there and we explored all around the lake. Our favorite thing to do was play in the water on the big flat rocks where the steam feeds into the lake from the lake above it. We didn’t seem to have any issues with bugs although we did see a few ticks. Overall a great hike. Very doable with older kids. Experiencing the eclipse in totality from the backcountry was an incredible way to end our weekend.

Just like all the other reviews say, the trail is very easy until you get to the bottom of the falls. Before getting to the actual lookout (about 4.2 miles in), we saw a fork in the path turning right so we took it, thinking that was the way to get right up to the falls. After following the path straight up for another 50 min, it led us to the top of the falls, but off to its right. It was a great view, but we never got to feel the water.

amazing breathtaking scenery. Worth every step and bend.

mountain biking
blowdown
bridge out
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

My husband and son went on this trail all the way through. On trail 045 loop. We were biking as much as possible but the trail conditions were very hard to bike up and near the end heading to the ridgeline. You will end up walking your bike more than you will ride it. There are a few nice down hill points down to the marina but that's pretty much the only part of trail that's rideable. When You are heading to the ridge you have to walk your bike 95% of the way. There were also a number of trees down that you had to pick your bike up over because you can't ride around them. Also you will have to cross a river and a stream. There are no bridges and the "bridge" you use is a big log. If you fall off the log you will fall into the river. The ridge is possible to ride but it is still very technical for expierienced riders. Even if you are an experienced rider this will show you what h-e-double hockey sticks is like. However, if you are looking to hike this trail go for it! It is very scenic and you get great views of the lake. DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL EVEN IF YOU ARE A VERY EXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN BIKER!

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