Explore the most popular fishing trails near Mountain Home with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

26 days ago

Lost the trail a couple times. And there isn't a well marked trail for almost the last mile. You just have to cut west following the stream (on the north side) after crossing the second little bridge. I'm glad my Dad was there to guide us since he's been there before. AMAZING fishing. 10-12 inch Cutthroat and Brook Trout. We were catching them with lures on about every third cast.

27 days ago

Beautiful hike but you can’t find a trail to cut over to swasey lakes from the main trail. Had to bush wack. It actually ended up being just under 14 miles out and back and that was just to the first little lake.

on Spider Lake Trail

horseback riding
10 months ago

Spider lake was beautiful and serene. We were the only people there the whole time we were camped. however the trail is rocky, hiking it was not enjoyable, it was very difficult. warning to those on horseback to avoid this trail at all cost. the trail was so rocky and difficult that all of our horses suffered. We ended up having to spend extra time walking them out. beautiful area, but won't go on this trail ever again. especially with a horse

Sunday, July 30, 2017

If you want a backpacking, butt-kicking trail-riding experience, then this is your trail. You'll feel SO glad when reach Spider lake!! If you are wanting to go to the top of the drainage, then Spider should be your destination for the 1st night especially to acclimate so you don't get altitude sickness. Hiked this in 2013 and again in 2014. Very rewarding and crazy elevation changes.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ok trail super rocky hard to tell where the trail is at first

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Small Lake to get away from the crowds. A few good campsite. Have to drop down from the Highline Trail

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Amazing! The hike beats you up no doubt, but once you get there it is 110% worth it. Fishing was unbelievable as well. Honestly you can catch 40 fish is 50 casts up there. It's the most rewarding hike ever, and there's tons of water on the trail so you can stop and drink as many times as you want. Bring a water purifier. Overall, my favorite hike ever. Would do a million times over.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

I would rate this higher, but since 4 stars is "I would do it again", I can't go that high because this trail chewed me up and I doubt I will do it again. This trail was as advertised hard. The elevation changes were really challenging, but that was my fault for not being as prepared as I should have been. Going in I had support and made the 9.8 in 10 hours. Coming out we hiked out to Swasey Creek and camped just off the trail. I would suggest doing this in and out unless you really are prepared for the elevation changes and the distance. Having said that it was truly mythical. Beautiful and amazing views from the tops and descents through some amazing meadows. There is also good water several spots along the trail.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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