15 Amazing Summer Hikes in Idaho

    By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

    You only get a few months of summer every year. Make them count.

    With wildflower meadows, refreshing alpine lakes, hot springs, and beautiful vistas it’s easy to find the perfect destination to relax in Idaho this summer. Explore the mighty Sawtooth Mountains in central Idaho, head up to the Panhandle and hike through the lush inland forests or cool off on a misty hike to the top of Mesa Falls in eastern Idaho. Wherever you choose to go, hiking in Idaho is always a good choice for your summer of adventure.

    1. Hike & Soak in Goldbug Hot Springs | Near Salmon


    Photo: Ross Perkins

    2. Hike to Goat Lake | Near Stanley


    Photo: Madison Sankovitz

    3. Hike to Johnstone Pass | Near Ketchum


    Photo: Sarah Sheehy

    4. Hike to the Top of Lower Mesa Falls | Near Ashton


    Photo: Sarah Sheehy

    5. Hike to Marshall Ridge | Near Stanley


    Photo: Madison Sankovitz

    6. Hike to Roman Nose High Mountain Lakes | Near Sandpoint


    Photo: Hunter Berge

    7. Hike to Upper Hazard Lake via Hard Creek | Near McCall


    Photo: Garren Moore

    8. Hike the Pioneer Cabin Loop | Near Sun Valley


    Photo: Sarah Sheehy

    9. Hike Redfish Lake to Alpine Lake | Near Stanley


    Photo: Dusty Klein

    10. Hike to Prairie and Miner Lakes | Near Sun Valley


    Photo: Garren Moore

    11. Hike the Little City of Rocks | Near Twin Falls


    Photo: Sarah Sheehy

    12. Hike Fishhook Creek | Near Stanley


    Photo: Ross Miller

    13. Hike through Draper Preserve | Near Hailey


    Photo: Sarah Sheehy

    14. Hike to Shadow and Fern Falls | Near Coeur d'Alene


    Photo: Rachel Christiansen

    15. Hike to Sawtooth Lake | Near Stanley


    Photo: Kylor Melton

    For more incredible summer adventures, head to Visit Idaho

    Cover photo: Sarah Sheehy

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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