Best Trails of Idaho

This list represents the most popular trails in Idaho. Use this list to plan your next Idaho outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Toxaway - Pettit Loop View 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 ...

  • #2 Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake View 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 ...

  • #3 Grand Sawtooths Loop View 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 ...

  • #4 Mineral Ridge Loop View 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 ...

  • #5 Table Mountain View 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 ...

  • #6 Boulder - Louie Lakes Loop View 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 ...

  • #7 Skinnydipper Hot Spring View 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. ...

  • #8 Mount Borah View 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 ...

  • #9 Marie Creek Trail View 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 ...

  • #10 Boulder Chain Lakes View 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. ...

  • #11 Boise River Greenbelt View 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. ...

  • #12 Rainbow Lakes View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Mountain Home, ID

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

    The basin has beautiful scenery, including nine fishable lakes close together.

  • #13 Bighorn Crags View 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 ...

  • #14 Rapid River View 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 ...

  • #15 Bernard Peak Loop View 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 ...

  • #16 Bighorn Crags: Ship Island Lake View 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 ...

  • #17 Seven Devils Loop View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Riggins, ID

    •  Backpack
    •  29 miles
    •  Guide

    Circumnavigate the rugged and well-named Seven Devils Mountains. This 25-mileplus loop offers magnificent views into Hells Canyon with some thirty ...

  • #18 Blossom Lakes View 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 ...

  • #19 Bear Creek Hot Springs View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Idaho Falls, ID

    • Hiking 
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    An overnighter for experienced trekkers only to a soaking pool in a mountain meadow near Palisades Reservoir. Naked bodies welcome. This ...

  • #20 Anderson Ranch Reservoir Area View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Pine, ID

    • Campgrounds 
    •  Guide

    Among the regions containing the source water of the Boise River, some are very remote, but the Anderson Ranch Dam area is relatively easy to ...