This list represents the most popular hiking in Idaho. Use this list to plan your next Idaho hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Toxaway - Pettit Loop
This is a classic backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains. There are alpine lakes, waterfalls, and some of the most jagged ...
#2 Grand Sawtooths Loop
The Sawtooth Mountains contain some of Idaho’s most beautiful scenery. Though the famous views from the road are superb, ...
#3 Mineral Ridge Loop
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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 ...
#4 Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake
Scenic Sawtooth Lake is the biggest lake inside the Sawtooth Mountains and makes for one of the most photographic backcountry ...
#5 Boulder - Louie Lakes Loop
A very pretty lake loop in scenic granite mountains. This is a popular area with routes to two different lakes that can ...
#6 Table Mountain
Located 10 miles east of Driggs, Idaho, in the southern portion of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. An exceptional day hike ...
#7 Marie Creek Trail
The Marie Creek Trail offers a great leg-stretcher just 10 miles from downtown Coeur d’Alene. Nothing particularly stunning ...
#8 Mount Borah
This is quite a mountain, beautiful and bodacious. The peak, Idaho’s highest at 12,662 feet, gives an eagle’s view of the ...
#9 Skinnydipper Hot Spring
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. ...
#10 Rapid River
This is a deep, dramatic canyon with a crystal-clear stream. It is hikable for three seasons of the year. Rapid River is ...
#11 Boulder Chain Lakes
Hike to a string of lakes with many small rainbow trout and access many other lake basins. This is a well-used and absolutely ...
#12 Bear Creek Hot Springs
Idaho Falls, ID
An overnighter for experienced trekkers only to a soaking pool in a mountain meadow near Palisades Reservoir. Naked bodies ...
#13 Blossom Lakes
The fairly easy 6-mile round trip to Lower Blossom Lake can be extended into a longer hike of a little more difficulty to ...
#14 Harrison Lake
One of the most ruggedly beautiful alpine lakes in the Selkirk Mountains, Harrison Lake, at the headwaters of the Pack River, ...
#15 Rainbow Lakes
Mountain Home, ID
The basin has beautiful scenery, including nine fishable lakes close together.
#16 White Cloud Peaks Loop
Though it would be difficult to pick a single favorite from among the dozens of mountain ranges that draw the admiration ...
#17 Bighorn Crags
The Bighorn Crags feature the most spectacular peaks and lakes in Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness. And spectacular ...
#18 Bighorn Crags: Ship Island Lake
This is one of the most spectacular areas in the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness.
Witness stunning views of ...
#19 Seven Devils Loop
Circumnavigate the rugged and well-named Seven Devils Mountains. This 25-mileplus loop offers magnificent views into Hells ...
#20 Goldbug (Elk Bend) Hot Springs
A day hike climbing to steamy soaks and hot waterfalls in a desert canyon. It’s a bathing suit/ birthday suit mix. A brisk ...
Really good trail for walking or running See More
A nice hike, long and rocky, but there’s a lot of different plants to see and great views See More
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