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15 Amazing Summer Hikes in Idaho

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

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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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