Explore the most popular State Parks in Idaho with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
14 hours ago

Road is blocked by residential gate on road approaching trail head. Pretty area for sure, but couldn't get access.

hiking
bugs
17 hours ago

I followed the map recording, but it lead me astray a couple of times. Helps to follow footprints (if you can find them), but sometimes those lead you wrong too. Beautiful views and a fun experience!

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Nice trail. All downed trees were cleared. It was muddy in places and a little tricky on the far side of the lake. We took the longer route and went 2.7 miles. The mosquitoes were bad.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Beautiful trail. Saw a marmot, and a moose. Lots of birds. A bit muddy in spots.

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

Great spring trail, tons of wild flowers, scenic. No shade, hiking pole helps not a must. Windy.

hiking
1 day ago

Trail conditions where perfect considering the rain we got this week. Flowers are blooming, perfect time.

Beautiful beautiful trail. Picturesque views of the lake. The pebble beach at the end of the trail is phenomenal and well worth the entire hike. Theres even a rope swing, picnic table and fire pits at the beach. Be warned though elevation gain is closer to 3500 ft. The hike back out is steep! This is not a young family friendly trail. Although our experienced five year old hiker completed the trail, coming back up took many many breaks to push through. The trail stays very narrow throughout with steep cliff edges on one side through a couple long sections the closer you get to the beach. Fabulous hike but a little scary with little ones. I would say 7 and up would be a good age range for this hike.

hiking
off trail
over grown
private property
scramble
3 days ago

Once you figure out how to get through the gated community, then it’s straight up the hillside for about an hour until you run into the old logging road that takes you to the top. Trail below is non existent . The view down the lake towards Hope is worth a million bucks. That first hour of bushwhacking can be a little tough......

hiking
no shade
scramble
5 days ago

Worth the climb for the intoxicating field of lupine at the top that blooms mid-may. Great views of the reservoir.

hiking
7 days ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Mostly flat until you get closer to the lake. Next time I take this trail I plan on starting from a different location.

hiking
7 days ago

Great climb, worth it for the amazing views! Bring water, take breaks to take in the scenes, and careful on the downhill (your knees will feel it!)

on Lucky Peak Dam Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike, but I wouldn’t categorize as easy. Majority of the hike is straight uphill which was fine for us, but probably not ideal for others. The road was closed so added at least another few miles. Overall views were stunning, but be ready for a steep trek!

hiking
7 days ago

Essentially a 2.2 mile incline hike with some amazing views. Completely recommend this hike to anyone who likes a bit of an incline challenge. Definitely helps to have hiking poles on this one, bring some water and don’t forget your camera. Enjoy and God bless!

hiking
over grown
8 days ago

Great hike today, we did the full loop and I would not worry about trees being blown over/blocking the path - they were either cut down yesterday or today, and we walked through easily! The trail is quite narrow and there were parts that were a very overgrown but walkable... not sure we’d do this hike again as more grows. The only complaint is we had to take off our shoes and socks to wade through a river because the logs placed in the current, which seemed to be meant to cross were very slick and thin, and we didn’t want to risk falling in! So.. just a heads up... the water was quite cold and I almost didn’t know if I’d make it across!!

hiking
8 days ago

Trail conditions are great! Saw a few ant hills, squirrels, nuthatches, and marmots. Spring has sprung!

hiking
no shade
8 days ago

hiking
bugs
fee
8 days ago

State park has a $5 entrance fee per car but it’s well worth it. Very unique landscape to visit. Sand dunes, short trail. picnic area. Pond. Watch out for mosquitoes, there are huge population of them. Dog friendly, very pretty sunset

hiking
8 days ago

Lots of wild flowers and mushrooms. Would recommend doing the look clockwise for better views of the lake.

hiking
8 days ago

Hmm

hiking
9 days ago

The hike was beautiful even though it was cloudy and a little misty. Had the sun been out it would have been awesome! The lake is in sight the entire hike. The trail is clear and snakes down hill about 2 miles to the lake. You then have the same hike back only uphill. I was able to run down and hike fairly fast out. Total took a little over an hour. Great for dogs as well. Only saw one other party of 3. Easy to find trail via google maps.

Hi folks, this is the 2nd time that my wife and I walked our dog around the trail. It’s an easy trail and enjoyable if you have limited time to hit the trails. Overall I give it a 4, only because there are some off leash dogs, but that says more about the owners rather than the park. We will be going back next week because of it’s convenient. Blue Skies

hiking
no shade
9 days ago

Tough trail. Saw a rattle snake great weather for it

mountain biking
10 days ago

My friends and I went mountain biking on May 15, 2020. Although it had rained earlier in the morning, the day was fantastic and the trails are perfect. There are a few spots of mud but no dust!

running
10 days ago

First walk with mom

Very easy and quiet. The first mile was a paved path. The path is very wide and would be easy for Dad. You could continue on the Huckleberry loop, too. Bathrooms were available at the activity center and during the hike

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