Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Wasn’t a bad hike! Took my dog on a Sunday in February and there were patches of bare trail. We only did about 2.5 miles out-and-back cus it was so cold but it was fun! Will probably do the whole loop this summer.

Nice paced walk and view of Spokane River

Not much wildlife or shade. Easy hike for most of the loop. I would recommend hiking shoes due to some hills that you have go climb. Overall, not bad for a quick trip when you don’t have all day.

Some snow still, trail is well marked and was a nice 3 hour hike.

There are a few trails you can take while you are there. The scenery is extremely lovely.

Great hiking trail through the woods with streams and lots of snow at about a mile in right now. Didn't use microspikes or snowshoes as the snow was wet and packed down most of the way up. Last mile had us post-holing a bit up to our knees in areas. Great views.

off road driving
7 days ago

good little hike. Breathtaking views.

Great to do with kids on a cloudy day. If it’s too sunny I could see how it would be too much for sun exposure and get sunburned. It’s a good pleasure hike with a nice view :)

11 days ago

It's a heavily traveled trail and a great one to start on. We usually hit this one in June each year for an overnight experience and the fishing in the upper lake is usually pretty good! Keep an eye out for moose and deer!

Looking great today!

One of my favorite places to hike and backpack!!!!!

trail running
13 days ago

A few areas pretty muddy today in 3/11/18 but not as bad as Sweet Connie. We only got out 4.28 miles before we had to turn around in Sweet Connie. Love this little loop on a beautiful morning.

Good trail. Amazing view and hot springs at the top.

Great Trail

Pulled in the Beauty Creek campground area and crossed a shallow creek to start the trail. Highly recommend wearing yaktracks or stabilicers right now. Nice hike in the trees but was expecting more views. Would rate this hike as moderate, not hard.

14 days ago

Good place to stretch your legs while driving I – 84. Dog loved it!

We figured (3 of is) that it is closer to a 7 me round trip, but absolutely beautiful and worth the hike!

It was a really beautiful hike! The hot springs are absolutely surreal. It was snowing when we went, so it was pretty magical. On our way back, it got pretty dark, but the moonlight and stars illuminated the mountain range - it was incredible!

Tough first mile, then beautiful ups and downs.

20 days ago

Great snowshoeing trail. Really pretty along the creek. Trail is pretty well groomed for snowshoeing.

25 days ago

Great weekend backpacking destination.

1 month ago

Wonderful views, nice cool weather hike because you get HOT climbing this bad boy. Winds at the top will chill you down quickly, pack a lightweight wind jacket.

I wouldn't call it a hike so much as a leg stretcher. Gravel dirt path meandering to the table. The view was pretty great, and the kids enjoyed clambering amongst the rocks, which is great if you don't mind the dangers of horrendous amount of shattered glass littering the whole underside of the table. In the end, we walked away with some decent photos.

It’s a good ol’ hike in the trees, not much for views along the way though.

It’s a nice walk if that’s what you’re looking for

Great views, and all the snow at the top is gone now. Challenging inclines, but very rewarding!

1 month ago

What a nice little trail! tons of lookout areas and several beach spots where you can take a dip. I have been down this trail many times and over the years it has become increasingly busy, but I can see why. This is a great close by hike!

1 month ago

A little muddy today, 2/11/18 but still beautiful! Will definitely go back.

1 month ago

Easy trail but real wilderness. Park at the north end parking lot of Redfish Lake and find the trailhead northwest of the lot. The trail meanders upward, west-northwestward, and into thin, creekside forest. When the trail veers west-southwest it evens out in altitude and offers a beautiful diffused light through thin, alpine forest. Follow the trail along Fishhook Meadow before the trail seems to end at a wetland/river area with Thompson Peak and Mickey's Spire in the background. Look northwest from the open area where the trail seems to end to find the Wilderness Permits box marking the boundary of the maintained Sawtooth National Recreational Area. I signed out and kept hiking southwest along a path and found I was few hundred feet from the northeast shore of Fishhook Lake. I continued on the path, southwest along the shore. It was beautiful with wonderful views of the lake to the south, the peaks to the west, and wildflowers everywhere... but it was buggy! I hiked past Fishhook Lake through a field of downed trees, and then the trail became very spotty as the terrain became more rocky and elevated. I just followed the peaks and stayed relatively straight, southwest. I stopped and turned around after finding a lovely cascading creek with no discernible trail on the other side. This area appeared untouched and very wild: A great place to explore, safely.

1 month ago

Easy gentle ascent.

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