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You can’t go wrong in Idaho
Disclaimer: I hiked this in late July 2018

You can’t go wrong in Idaho
Disclaimer: I hiked this in late July 2018

Just hiked this last week, I do not rate it as hard. there is about 1/4 mile of scrambling down or up trail depending on direction of travel. trail is great walking surface. We walked 6.6 miles with only 900 feet elevation change (mostly during that scramble). good conditioning hike for early season.

hiking
1 day ago

Great “near town” trail to get out on and does offer some nice views - can be easy or strenuous just pay attention to obvious trail elevation routes and plan accordingly

Popular spot however plenty of area to spread out and only passed a couple of happy folks

Even saw a few goats at the end of Charlie’s Peak

I made a few recordings of this area that weren’t shown and suggested to be added will continue to add established trails and their names within this area

This hike was a little rough at times but well worth it. It gets steep at the end but if you take your time it's not bad. The springs are so beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking! I would put this one on your bucket list!

hiking
2 days ago

Really enjoyed the 11.7 mile loop. Parked at the trailhead and started East. Majority of the trails are dry. Muddy at crossings. Found the Eastern start to be unoccupied and full of great views. Quite a few horses and cyclists on the final 3 mile stretch.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Beautiful in the snow. A little bit slippery because the snow is melting. Super friendly people with their dogs all along the way.

Great hike today. EZ in-and-out, and the waterfall was spectacular. Families and dog-friendly. Consider bringing a lunch and eat at the creekside tables.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Was hoping for more flow on this St Paddy’s day - enjoyable outing tho

hiking
2 days ago

All around fun easy trail you can take the whole family on Stack Rock is always fun to visit. Always bring plenty of water.

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 days ago

This will be a tough one for those that are not physically fit and not ready for a good challenge. To see all 7 of the Devils is awesome theses thing are giants!shear jagged twisted peaks that stick out of the landscape like... well like big ass Devilish mountains

This is a great trail I would highly recommended this for anyone that can handle an almost 20mile distance and is in good shape. My friend brought his 16 year old son on this outing and this was his first time doing an overnight backpacking trip and he did it no problem. This is a very high traffic destination, but has Amazing! Scenery and plenty of water for almost the entire hike,all except the last 3to4 miles which has limited shade and will become hot! On your last ascent back to Lake Pettit. Grate Loop,plenty of water,Beautiful scenery and lots of camping spots close to the lakes. P.S bring Bug Spray!!! Mosquitoes will eat you alive after sunset.

3/17/19 Was very difficult today. Trail turned into 2’-3’ of snow with no snow shoes. Pedometer said 4 miles with all the extra steps needed. Did not see anyone else hiking today just a couple ice fishermen. Was awesome to be able to walk out on the frozen water. Great hike!

easy flat hike. great for my senior dog

A little muddy today in places, but overall the trail was in good condition. Saw a dozen llamas, one Mountain Bike rider and 8 Hikers, and 6 dogs. Trail is narrow and hiking boots are not neccessary.

This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. Challenging but equally satisfying!

Abit icey in spots but with good shoes you will be fine. Had two good views. One at the cabin overlooking i90 and the other on the way down looking at CDA lake. Probably wouldn’t do his exact trail again as it wasn’t overly exciting. Good though if you are close by.

It says 8,6 miles but my Strava says we did 10.8 miles. It was a great trail near the creek for the dogs. Highlands not near water so the dogs not as happy. Bring lots of water. We will definitely do this one again.

snowshoeing
off trail
3 days ago

I actually hiked the ridgeline from Mores Creek bridge which merges with this trail up the mountain. Great snowshoeing due to north slopes. Lots of deer and even some predators.

snowshoeing
off trail
3 days ago

Nice winter hike with snow shoes. Awesome views.

hiking
private property
3 days ago

Hiked in the fall with my boys. Beautiful granite outcropping. Reminds me of the Sierra Nevadas. We found Turkey eggs along the wooded trail.

backpacking
5 days ago

This is a super cool trail. It is flat the hole way and bridges are made so their are no creek crossings. I used this trail with my brother and dad in late October. The trail was clean and in good condition. The first set of hot springs are small and has a little cabin with with a fire pit that made a perfect place to camp. The second ones are much larger and caves into the bank with hot water that waterfalls into the pool. Their is another one down the trail a ways that has a really big waterfall into a pool. Please note before you use this trail, the trail is full of bear crap and large wolf tracks followed the trail for about half a mile. The trail was also packed with elk tracks past the 5 mile mark. The trail also shows sign of people from the past. I found a chipped obsidian arrowhead and a 1940’s style fishing sinker along the bank of the creek. It is a really cool trail with a lot of history

hiking
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

I love this trail come here all time still a bit cold this time of the year but still enjoyed it!

hiking
7 days ago

Fun trail and doggo loved it, too.

Love this Trail! Hiked this trail yesterday, beautiful blue skies and compact snow on the trail. Easy 2 and 1/2 Mile Loop with spectacular views of Coeur D'alene Lake. Easy access and plenty of parking.

Very lovely and easy walk for the family. Best in fall with the changing colors but spring and summer are also delightful.

hiking
8 days ago

This is my go to hike with my kiddo. It’s challenging enough to be a great workout but safe and fun for my 4 year old as well. Beautiful views of Boise!

March - Late Winter

Snow: Compacted

This trail is an easy loop that gives some decent views of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The trailhead is easy to get to, right off Highway 97. Parking is large and plentiful, and there is a bathroom and picnic area. This trail is popular however, and even this time of year it was full when we departed.

The trail itself is rather uneventful. Mostly consists of switch backs until you reach the top of the trail, and then it is more switch backs on the decent. Views of the lake are decent but not spectacular, sometimes ruined by the freeway. There is an old mine prospect that can be hiked too with some beautiful ice formations, which is definitely the highlight of the trail.

Overall, not worth going out of the way for, but if you live nearby it’s worth a try.

I have hiked this trail from both directions... it is hard to have a bad experience either way, but I prefer hiking from Pettit to Alice Lake for the first night, then pass Twin Lakes and over Snowyside Pass, then down to Farley Lake for the 2nd night. The 3rd day is a pretty straightforward hike over tin cup and back to the parking lot at Pettit Lake.

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