Bench Lakes

Stanley, Idaho 83278

Bench Lakes

Bench Lakes Professional Review and 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 follow the path across the road to where the Fishhook Creek Trail begins. At 0.6 mile there is a junction with the Bench Lakes Trail.

Turn left here and follow the trail across a bridge over Fishhook Creek. The trail winds up the ridge over Redfish Lake until it finally maintains a straight path parallel to the lake. This stretch is an enjoyable walk. On the right (west) are views of Sawtooth peaks: Mount Heyburn, Horstmann Peak, and the Grand Mogul."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Day Hike
Best Summer and Fall
6,600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,800 feet
Top Elevation
Sawtooth National Recreation Area–Stanley Office, (208) 774-3000
Local Contacts
Mt. Cramer and Stanley USGS quadrangles; Sawtooth National Recreation Area–Sawtooth National Forest map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018