Explore the most popular wild flowers trails 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.

Incredible views at the end!

stay away from this trail of you're riding a horse. BMX and motorcycles pay no attention, accident waiting to happen!

Beautiful hike! Well shaded and nicely groomed trails but rustic nature with rocks on path to keep it exciting. The waterfalls are gorgeous!!!

This is definitely NOT moderate. i would say moderate+ to hard. and it was more like 7-8 miles not 5.3. beautiful views and flowers. mostly uphill the whole way up.

Nice trail at the beginning and end with great viewpoints of rocks and climbers but the middle of the trail is through cow pasture.

hiking
12 hours ago

Hiked up with my 12 year old brother, my 30 year old brother, and my 70 year old dad for the total eclipse. This was a tough trail. I carried most of the weight and it was very difficult given we had about 50lbs of water. There was no water along the trail.

We bivied on the side of the mountain (just above treeline) to make it more manageable for my dad to get to the top. It took us 12 hrs of hiking to get to the top as my dad really struggled with the elevation and steepness. It also took us a ridiculous 13 hours to get back to our car because my dad's knees were in a lot of pain.

That said, it was the best hike we have ever been on and we would do it again in a heartbeat!!! To see the total eclipse was stunning and the summit views were unbelievable. You really have to earn it on this mountain. Chicken out ridge, to us, was so much fun. You are a bit exposed at some parts and it definitely is not for someone with a fear of heights. Very solid handholds everywhere so if you are careful, it will be no problem!

hiking
13 hours ago

5 stars for the view. My wife says 4 stars cause no lake at the end. A real challenge but trail is good condition. There is water 90% of the trail for dogs. By the way this hike is moderate - steep climb to the 9500 foot summit.

Road is still closed. They have equipment blocking the road. It’s also torn up on the other side.

Great hike. The first 1.5 miles is easy the last stretch works for legs a bit. Saw a lot of small kids hiking. (Which is great!) The trail is heavily trafficked and shows the wear and tear. The lakes are all beautiful. The 2nd and largest lake we had great success pulling out 12-16 cutthroat trout.

Absolutely amazing!

backpacking
21 hours ago

Great backpacking, as others have stated there were plenty of mosquitoes to go around.

It was a good hike, however I would rate it as easy to moderate. The camp ground where I parked was perfect for me, the trail wasn’t marked very well so I ended up exploring a bit more, nice switchbacks, very well maintained trails, and very popular....... many people were hiking it when I was there. Another great thing, the road into the camp ground is paved!

fishing
1 day ago

Yup the road will kick your vehicle’s butt! Trail was great... moderate just because it’s a bit steep. Fishing was good, brookies and tiger trout. Nothing over 10. We would plan to do two days of hiking if we did it again (pass creek and merriam) just because the drive is such a commitment. Two other groups were there to do Letherman peak. Apparently the better hike up that.

hiking
1 day ago

PLEASE READ AND UPDATE ALLTRAIL!!!

One star for App accuracy! 5 stars for beauty!

To begin with, do not follow Google Maps to the trailhead. The road you want is the same road as the “Willow Bay Restaurant”. As of today (8/18/18) logging operations have the normal road totally closed off or dead ended. Take the road past the Willow Bay Restaurant and stay right until you see the first post labeled “Hunt Lake” and an arrow for direction. From that point you will need a fairly high clearance vehicle. (There was a Ford Escape SUV with broken rocker panels because of the depth of the washouts)

As far as this app is concerned; it’s useless. The starting point and end point for this trail is correct, but everything in between is off. Ignore the “trail line” in the app completely and just follow the markers (flags and paint marks).

The trail itself should really be updated to “hard” or “difficult”. I’ve hiked many trails in the Northwest and done my fair share of rock climbing, and this trail is tough. The ENTIRE trail is on boulders. Okay.... 90% of the “trail”. I use the term “trail” loosely here because what you’re doing is looking ahead to the next marker, and then playing a high stakes game of hopscotch for 1.5 miles.

The lake is beautiful and well worth the trip, and know you will never do another hike like this. Just read this and hopefully you won’t get misdirected and burn up most of your day looking for an actual trail.

I've been want to go for sometime. It was mich more than I expected. view was great. kids loved the rope swing.

Love this hike!!

Great trail to take with our 7 and 4 year old.

This was a great ride. Path is well maintained and there was a nice breeze off the water. It wasnt to crowded so you did not have to worry about speed (I was on a bike).

My 12yo son and I came across this trail almost by accident this week. We did the first 1.6 miles of this trail which put us at right about 1000 feet of ascent. Pretty good, gradual climb. Very little shade in that first part, though, so bring water. Due to time (and a pretty worn out dog) we turned around right as the trail became wooded.

Scenery was great. The dead trees were pretty amazing to take in. Would definitely do the whole trail again if in the area.

relaxing, with beautiful wildflowers. Crystal clear water.

This is a beautiful trail with amazing views, gorgeous wildflowers, and lots of different options. I wouldn’t necessarily agree with the ‘moderate’ classification. Over 3300 feet of elevation gain to the ridge is challenging! We did the out and back (to the ridge of Waterfall Canyon) and it was just under 9 miles. The views from the top make it worth the effort! The creek was dry in mid August, so bring plenty of water later in the summer.

Went on this trail with my dog, super awesome and very beautiful flowers along the way. Great exercise in the fresh air for both of us.

Son and I did this loop recently and found it to be well traveled but clean. We started at Pettit Lake and hiked our way clockwise going to Alice Lake first then over the pass to Toxaway Lake. Finally going to Farley Lake and finishing the loop back at the Tin Cup Trailhead.

We had a blast and look forward to our next hiking trip!

a great view of the sawtooths and of the Lakes below the peak.I believe the milage is wrong, not that far ,good day hike

backpacking
2 days ago

Finally got to explore waterfall canyon this past weekend on a 3-day/2-night backpacking trip with the Scout troop. It's worth every step of the trail to get there. The trail is filled with forest canopy, rolling meadow, snow line, and then at somewhere around 7,800 feet... Beautiful waterfalls on either side of the canyon and a reported third (my treat for next year's trip) just a little further down the trail. I could have spent a lot more time enjoying the canyon!

7 miles is actually closer. Messing around at the cave and everything showed me at 7.5 miles by the time I stopped my watch.

Breathtaking scenery, easy trail. Not a lot of shade. Glacier lake at the end with a rope swing if you dare!

This was a great hike with nice views. We ran out of water on the way up but refilled our bottles from the falls at the top. Only giving 4 stars because we went too early in order to access the caves (too much snow at the top - June 10th, 2018)

Hiked it in June 26, 2018. Still some snow in the trail, but the views were spectacular! This will be a once a year hike for us.

Really easy, nice trail for both hiking and trail running.

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