Backpacking Idaho  by Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz

Backpacking Idaho Guide Book

by Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz (Falcon Guides)
Backpacking Idaho  by Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz
Idaho is one the most diverse states for hiking, backpacking, and exploring new landscapes. It is truly a gem, where you can find places to get away and explore without paying exorbitant amounts for guides, lodging, or transportation. There is great variety in the landscape, as well as in creating backpacking excursions that work for your time and abilities.

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Trails from the "Backpacking Idaho" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 46.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 46.

This is a short hike into a small lake among big—really big—mountains.
Mackay, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
This beautiful ridgeline walk above Redfish Lake leads to five-plus lakes nestled below Mount Heyburn. Park at the Redfish Trailhead and follow the path across the road to where the Fishhook Creek Tra ...
Stanley, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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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
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 source for the firs ...
Salmon, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 26
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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, w ...
Salmon, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
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 provides a good introduction to the Lick Creek Mountains, which form part of the westernmost portion of the massive Idaho Batholith. Glaciers filled the valleys in the Box Lake area during t ...
McCall, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
There are two clusters of cirque lakes with excellent fishing amid the grandeur of the northern Lemhi Mountains. The lakes are beneath the pyramidal Lem Peak (10,986 feet), in an area abundant with wi ...
Salmon, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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Hike through glaciated mountain scenery, with access to alpine lakes and impressive erosion scars from a great flood in 1984. Several waterfalls are also available to explore.
Ketchum, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14
Stunning views of the White Cloud peaks abound here, with numerous subalpine lakes to explore. This is a busy hike, especially the fi rst 1.4 miles to beautiful Fourth of July Lake. The trail to Four ...
Ketchum, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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Goat Lake is a cirque mountain lake in the proposed Great Burn Wilderness of Idaho and Montana, set amid 7,000–8,000-foot peaks and with numerous trail connections to other lakes and the Bitterroo ...
Lewiston, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
This route leads to four scenic subalpine lakes high on Independence Mountain. Grand views are available of Mount Harrison, Elba Basin, Cache Peak, and the Jim Sage Mountains.
Burley, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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Several lakes and ponds lie among scenic peaks and uplands. The southern portion of the Pioneer Mountains consists of rugged, glaciated peaks with numerous cirques, many with lakes. Despite their he ...
Arco, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
Jennie Lake is a beautiful mountain lake nestled in the Boise Mountains. This is a great opportunity for residents of the large, growing, urban area of Boise to visit a pristine lake. Due to its proxi ...
Lowman, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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Late-summer hiking is available to this high mountain lake country, with cutthroat trout fishing and a chance to see mountain goats, moose, elk, deer, and an occasional black bear.
Pierce, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
This trail offers spectacular scenery and solitude, the sublime Lava Ridge, and chances to see wildlife.
McCall, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
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The Left Fork holds rugged mountain scenery with more wildlife and geological variety than most Pioneer Mountain areas.
Ketchum, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
Long Canyon is a splendid example of a northern climax rain forest. Opportunities arise for wildlife viewing, mushroom hunting, and fishing. It is a magnificent ridge walk. Long Canyon is one of the l ...
Bonners Ferry, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30
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This is a beautiful wilderness river in a deep forested canyon. There is early and late season access as well as routes to many loop backpacking trips. Due to its low elevation, this is one of the ear ...
Lowell, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
This is the second most heavily used trail in this vicinity of the Selway River—and for good reason. It’s a shady hike along fern-covered, stone wall formations beside sizable Meadow Creek.
Lewiston, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28
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