Hiking Idaho  by Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan

Hiking Idaho Guide Book

by Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Idaho  by Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan
Lace up your boots and sample more than 100 trails in Idaho's vast undeveloped backcountry and wilderness areas. Discover pink granite peaks of the Sawtooth Range, "big tree" country in the Selkirk Mountain rain forest, and Hells Canyon - the deepest gorge in North America. Idaho offers hikers some of the most magnificent and rugged mountain scenery in the Lower 48 as well as peaceful alpine meadows, sparkling lakes, excellent fishing, and the chance to see high-country wildlife. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping trips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Idaho.

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Trails from the "Hiking Idaho" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 113.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 113.

Hike and explore a lava/desert playground close to Idaho Falls. The Hell’s Half Acre lava flow is one of several lava flows in Idaho’s Snake River Plain that erupted about 4,100 years ago. It’s 222 sq ...
Idaho Falls, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
Aldous and Hancock Lakes are two easy-to-reach subalpine lakes that are of quite different character despite their proximity. The trail begins by the side of Ching Creek and leads uphill into a divers ...
Idaho Falls, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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The trail begins by the side of Ching Creek and leads uphill into a diverse conifer forest of lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, subalpine fir, and Engelmann spruce. The trail is very well maintained, with ...
Dubois, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5
This is a short hike that takes you to outstanding Sawtooth mountain scenery and cross-country access to many alpine lakes. Here is a delightful, short trail into the Sawtooths. The scenery is exquis ...
Ketchum, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Beautiful Baker Lake is a short, easy hike in Idaho’s Smoky Mountains. It’s a fairly easy hike to the lake. The trail is obvious all the way as it climbs, quite steeply, through flower-filled meadows ...
Ketchum, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
This is a short hike into a small lake among big, really big mountains.
Mackay, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
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Bell Mountain Canyon is an easy hike into a high rangeland canyon with gorgeous eye-popping peaks.
Lone Pine, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
This is a beautiful ridgeline walk above Redfish Lake leading to five-plus lakes nestled below Mount Heyburn. Park at the Redfish Trailhead and follow the path across the road to where the Fishhook Cr ...
Stanley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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This hike is one of the most remote in Idaho. Aside from the stretch along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, encountering another hiker would be a surprise. This is the most spectacular hike in the ...
Cascade, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 52
There are lofty mountains and high meadows with spacious views on this long loop trail with many additional opportunities.
Leadore, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37.2
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This is a big pristine canyon closed to motorized vehicles and livestock. Many avalanche chutes and rugged mountains surround the lushly forested creek area.
Swan Valley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
This is a spectacular hike into a remote canyon in the Owyhee Wilderness. There is extensive rhyolite and the opportunity to observe raptors, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope. The Parker Grade ...
Bruneau, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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This part of the Bighorn Crags hosts beautiful fishing lakes amid rugged scenery. There are fewer visitors than at the northern end of the Bighorn Crags. There is no reliable water for the first 4.7 m ...
Challis, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 26
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 the breaks country of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River ...
Salmon, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
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This is an early-season hike near Idaho Falls. There are low but steep and rugged mountains, cloaked with beautiful mixed forest with some impressive cliffs. The Black Canyon Trailhead is unshaded an ...
Idaho Falls, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
Atop Blue Bunch are grandiose views of Bruce, Ayers, and Poker Meadows and, at the end of the hike, of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Blue Bunch and nearby Cape Horn Mountain stand at the headw ...
Stanley, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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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 beautiful country quickly. A loop trip is also possible wi ...
McCall, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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. This hike will confirm everything you may have heard abou ...
Challis, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20
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This hike has fine views of the Sawtooth Mountains to the west. It’s also known for subalpine lakes and a chance to see wolves. This is a steep trail, which quickly climbs to fine views of the Mount ...
Stanley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
This gentle walk along the Henry's Fork of the Snake River offers chances to view wildlife and beautiful cliffs. The trailhead is next to the hydroelectric dam at the Buffalo River confluence. The tr ...
Ashton, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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