Stanley, ID Trails and Parks

Stanley has 47 trails in the vicinity, including 31 hiking trails and 16 for backpacking. These trails range from 0 to 161 miles in length. The most popular trails are Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake, White Cloud Peaks Loop and Toxaway - Pettit Loop. Trails.com member Keith M. recently completed Toxaway - Pettit Loop.
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 - 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. ...

  • Bear Valley Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike or overnighter to a chain of pearls locked up in the River of No Return Wilderness. Swimwear: it’s a mixed bag. Imagine a string of ...

  • Soldier Lakes LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  3-5 days
    •  40 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a nice sampler of the huge Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness that avoids the long, bumpy drive on dirt and gravel roads required ...

  • Pettit Lake: Hell Roaring LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  3 - 4 days
    •  30.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This relatively short trip samples all of the attributes that make the Sawtooth Mountains the most popular hiking area in Idaho. The route wanders ...

  • Soldier Lakes-Patrol Ridge LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  Backpack
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a nostalgic hike known for good fishing in numerous subalpine lakes and breathtaking views into the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Canyon ...

  • West Yankee Fork - Crimson LakeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  3-4 day backpack
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    Crimson Lake is one of the finest lakes in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. It has a rugged setting, colorful peaks, and big trout. ...

  • Elkhorn (Boat Box) Hot SpringView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Includes: Alpine, Sawtooth, and McGowan Lakes, Goat Lake, and Cramer Lakes. A riverside hot tub and pools below the highway, near the eastern ...

  • Middle Fork Salmon RiverView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  6-8 days
    •  67 miles
    •  Guide

    Over countless millions of years the Middle Fork Salmon River has been busy carving a spectacular, deep canyon into the granite rock of central ...

  • Sawtooth National Recreation AreaView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  Guide

    This high mountain region sits at the convergence of three mountain ranges and provides some spectacular alpine scenery. In addition to dozens ...

  • Basin Creek TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Yet another sleepy little ride tucked away in the mountains around Stanley. This ride is a blast, roller-coasting your way up the valley on a ...

  • Stanley Lake - Elk Meadows LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Sweet singletrack riding in elk meadows. Drop-dead gorgeous views of the north face of the Sawtooth Mountains. Located 5 miles west of Stanley. ...

  • Loon Creek LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  3-4 days
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    Though mining roads separate the protected headwaters of Loon Creek from the rest of Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness, this small appendage ...

  • Upper Vanity LakesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Four easily reached but trailless subalpine lakes are nestled in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness.

  • Stanley Lake Trail to Lady Face and Bridal Veil FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail offers gorgeous Sawtooth scenery and two very distinct waterfalls. Hikers of all ages and abilities will enjoy the trip.

  • Bench LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a beautiful ridgeline walk above Redfish Lake leading to five-plus lakes nestled below Mount Heyburn. Park at the Redfish Trailhead and ...

  • Boundary CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Lightning CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  Backpack
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Rugged, wild country with a small lake as well as a number of other small lakes if you do some cross-country hiking. Lightning Creek is a long ...

  • Cape Horn MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

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

    A hike to panoramic vistas showing the southwest part of the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness and a view of the crest of the Sawtooth ...

  • Blue Bunch MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

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

    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 ...

  • Toxaway–Pettit LoopView Trail Details

    0 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 views of some of the most jagged of the ...

  • Bench LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  2 days
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful ridgeline walk above Redfish Lake leads to five-plus lakes nestled below Mount Heyburn. Park at the Redfish Trailhead and follow ...

  • West Yankee Fork–Crimson LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Stanley, ID

    •  3-4 days
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Crimson Lake is one of the finest lakes in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. It has a rugged setting, colorful peaks, and big trout. ...

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