Bench Lakes

Stanley, Idaho 83278

Bench Lakes

Bench Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This beautiful ridgeline walk above Redfish Lake leads 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 overlooking 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: Heyburn Mountain, Horstmann Peak, and the Grand Mogul."

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Hiking Idaho (Falcon Guides)
Ralph Maughan & Jackie Johnson Maughan
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Stanley
Nearby City
8
Distance
1,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 days
Duration
Summer, fall
Season
6,600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,800 feet
Top Elevation
Sawtooth National Recreation Area–Stanley Office; (208) 774-3000
Local Contacts
USGS Mt. Cramer and Stanley ID; Sawtooth National Recreation Area–Sawtooth National Forest map
Local Maps

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Dec 2018