10 Must-Do Hikes in Idaho

    By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

    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

    Discover more about adventure in the Gem State at Visit Idaho.

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