Aldous and Hancock Lakes

Idaho Falls, Idaho

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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 diverse conifer forest of lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, subalpine fir, and Engelmann spruce. The trail is very well maintained, with long sections of corduroy spanning a number of perennial areas of seeps and small springs. The trail crosses numerous feeder streams and occasionally approaches roaring Ching Creek.
Hiking Idaho

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Hiking Idaho

by Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan (Falcon Guides)

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 diverse conifer forest of lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, subalpine fir, and Engelmann spruce.

The trail is very well maintained, with long sections of corduroy spanning a number of perennial areas of seeps and small springs. The trail crosses numerous feeder streams and occasionally approaches roaring Ching Creek.

© 2014 Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Idaho Falls
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 920 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Day Hike
Season: Best mid-June to mid-September
Trailhead Elevation: 6,980 feet
Top Elevation: 7,900 feet
Local Contacts: Dubois Ranger District, (208) 374-5422
Local Maps: Slide Mountain USGS quadrangle
Driving Directions: Directions to Aldous and Hancock Lakes

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