Idaho - Outdoor Activities

Idaho has approximately 1,188 trails, including 866 hiking trails and 570 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 170 miles in length. The most popular trails are Grand Sawtooths Loop, Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake and Boulder Chain Lakes. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Idaho was Jeff B. who completed Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and Route of the Hiawatha.

  • Toxaway - Pettit LoopView Trail Details

    15 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  3-5 days
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a classic backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains. There are alpine lakes, waterfalls, and some of the most jagged of the Sawtoot ...

  • Table MountainView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Driggs, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Located 10 miles east of Driggs, Idaho, in the southern portion of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. An exceptional day hike with wonderful vie ...

  • Mineral Ridge LoopView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Coeur d'Alene, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    From humble beginnings at a picnic area on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s Beauty Bay, a gentle ribbon of trail snakes its way up an arm of the mountain ...

  • Palisades CreekView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Idaho Falls, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  5-6 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    View the exquisitely beautiful cliffs looming over a large stream as well as wildlife due to no livestock grazing or motorized use.

  • Bernard Peak LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Bayview, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 hours
    •  18.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beautiful loop ride within site of Lake Pend Oreille. Located near Bayview. Tread: 4.4 miles of gravel road, 8.9 miles of doubletrack, 5.2 ...

  • Boulder - Louie Lakes LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    McCall, ID

    •  Either a day hike or overnight
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A very pretty lake loop in scenic granite mountains. This is a popular area with routes to two different lakes that can put you in some very ...

  • Rapid RiverView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Riggins, ID

    •  Either a day hike or overnight
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a deep, dramatic canyon with a crystal-clear stream. It is hikable for three seasons of the year. Rapid River is a unit of the National ...

  • Iron Creek to Sawtooth LakeView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  Long day hike or overnight
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Scenic Sawtooth Lake is the biggest lake inside the Sawtooth Mountains and makes for one of the most photographic backcountry scenes in Idah ...

  • Skinnydipper Hot SpringView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Crouch, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Hot pools up a steep and hot hillside above the South Fork Payette River, reached by a 0.5-mile path that feels like a mile. Swimwear superfluous. ...

  • Bighorn Crags: Ship Island LakeView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Salmon, ID

    •  3-4 days
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most spectacular areas in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. Witness stunning views of Ship Island Lake and ...

  • Chilco MountainsView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Silverwood, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    From the summit of Chilco Mountain, you can see Lake Pend Oreille and Lake Coeur d’Alene, mountain waters that are as beautiful as they are big. ...

  • Marie Creek TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Coeur d'Alene, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The Marie Creek Trail offers a great leg-stretcher just 10 miles from downtown Coeur d’Alene. Nothing particularly stunning here, just miles ...

  • Boise River GreenbeltView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.5 hours, depending on ride distance and speed of travel.
    •  38 miles
    •  Guide

    Scenic pathway along the cottonwood-lined Boise River; good chance of seeing waterfowl such as great blue herons, and bald eagles in the winter. ...

  • Bighorn CragsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Cobalt, ID

    •  3 - 6 days
    •  46 miles
    •  Guide

    The Bighorn Crags feature the most spectacular peaks and lakes in Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. And spectacular is definitely the ...

  • Fourth of July Creek to Born LakesView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Ketchum, ID

    •  2-4 days
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Stunning views of the White Cloud Peaks abound here, with numerous subalpine lakes. This is a busy hike, especially the first 1.4 miles to beautiful ...

  • Mount BorahView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is quite a mountain, beautiful and bodacious. The peak, Idaho’s highest at 12,662 feet, gives an eagle’s view of the surrounding high country ...

  • Blossom LakesView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Kellogg, ID

    •  3 hours or overnight
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The fairly easy 6-mile round trip to Lower Blossom Lake can be extended into a longer hike of a little more difficulty to Pear Lake or even to ...

  • Beehive LakesView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Sandpoint, ID

    •  6 to 8 hours or overnight
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    A rough road takes hikers high up toward the Selkirk Crest for reasonably easy access to these high mountain lakes. The waters are cut into the ...

  • Grand Sawtooths LoopView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    •  6-10 days
    •  65 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sawtooth Mountains contain some of Idaho’s most beautiful scenery. Though the famous views from the road are superb, if you really want to ...

  • White Cloud Peaks LoopView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  3-5 days
    •  31 miles
    •  Guide

    Though it would be difficult to pick a single favorite from among the dozens of mountain ranges that draw the admiration of Idaho hikers, you ...

  • Fisher Creek TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Ketchum, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  17.8 miles
    •  Guide

    When you have the time and the desire for a ride that you’ll be talking about for years to come, this is it. Great climbing, stream crossings, ...

  • Leslie GulchView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Boise, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride really does contain "towering red spires, sheer rock walls, and pinnacles as high as 2,000' rising from the canyon floor." The biking ...

  • Fisher - Williams LoopView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 to 3 hours, depending on length of lunch break and speed of travel.
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Very scenic loop ride in the White Cloud Mountains with nearly 9 miles of very entertaining singletrack--lots of S-curves and fun maneuvering. ...

  • Route of the HiawathaView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Avery, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour and up, depending on speed of travel, lunch, stops, etc.
    •  12.7 miles
    •  Guide

    All downhill rail-trail passes through eight--count 'em eight!-- tunnels and over seven high trestles. Experienced riders can ride the trail ...

  • Boulder Chain LakesView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Challis, ID

    •  3-5 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike to a string of lakes with many small rainbow trout and access many other lake basins. This is a well-used and absolutely beautiful trail. ...

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