10 Must-Do Hikes in Idaho

With over 19,000 miles of hiking trails, there’s an afternoon distraction or weeklong adventure for every desire.

Idaho's trails are home to epic views of the rugged Sawtooth Mountains, pristine alpine lakes and even sand dunes that look like they belong in the Southwest. If you’re planning a summer adventure in Idaho, be sure to check out these trails and more before you hit the road. If you’re not one of the lucky folks who actually get to live in this hiking heaven, check out a few of Idaho’s best places to stay and make plans to set up your basecamp for adventure.

1. Hike to Marshall Ridge


Photo: Madison Sankovitz

2. Hike to Sawtooth Lake


Photo: Kylor Melton

3. Hike the Bruneau Sand Dunes


Photo: Sarah Sheehy

4. Hike to Jennie Lake


Photo: Garren Moore

5. Climb Mount Borah


Photo: Chris Bruin

6. Hike to Thompson Peak


Photo: Dusty Klein

7. Hike Lava Tubes at Craters of the Moon


Photo: Colin Ayers

8. Hike & Soak in Goldbug Hot Springs


Photo: Ross Perkins

9. Hike the Rim of Bruneau Canyon


Photo: Sarah Sheehy

10. Hike Devil’s Bedstead West


Photo: Dusty Klein

Cover photo: Madison Sankovitz

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