Camp at Blue Lake

Idaho Blue Lake Trailhead, Idaho

Added by Mike Sanders

  • Distance: 2 miles round trip
  • Amazing views of the valley if you hike above the lake
  • Campsites around the lake with streams
  • Night Photography
  • Fishing
  • Camping

Blue Lake is a great spot to spend a night next to the lake but is also the perfect escape if you're looking to get away for just the day. The stars at night are worth the trip alone, as it's far away from light pollution. It gets a little windy sometimes but there is plenty of cover and trees to take shelter if need be.

You first park at the trailhead off of Cabarton Road. You then descend into the bowl of a valley and blue lake is right in the center. Small lake but peaceful and serene.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Backpack
  • Food
  • Camera
  • Fishing Pole
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Backpacking, Camping, Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Photography

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Spring, Summer, Autumn



Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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2 months ago

Great for out of towners!

I took my parents on this hike and we circled the lake. It was perfect for them and they couldn't stop taking pictures. It's a little taste of Idaho's beauty but doesn't require as much physical exertion. P.S. I love the night pics!

2 months ago

Added by Mike Sanders

Adventure Photographer and Wanderer Extraordinaire.

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