Idaho's Fishhook Creek is the Perfect Family Summer Hike

Hit the trail with the whole family.

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Are you packing up the family and heading to Stanley, Idaho for your summer vacation? Excellent choice! If you’re looking for a great hike for your time in Stanley, Fishhook Creek belongs at the top of your list.


Photo: Ross Miller

The winding creek and the shade from the trees' canopy make this a cool retreat from the sun. It's perfect for a hot summer day.


Photo: Ross Miller

It's a short, easy hike at 5 miles round trip and only 300 feet of elevation. It's enough to fill an afternoon without dragging on too long - just in case you're bringing along some smaller kiddos.


Photo: Ross Miller

Be sure to pack some snacks or a picnic. There are so many beautiful places along the creek that are perfect for a quick pit stop or a lunch break. The kids will also have a blast playing along the creek bed.


Photo: Ross Miller

Bonus: wildflowers! Keep an eye out during the summer months for wildflowers all along the creek and the trail. 

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Cover photo: Ross Miller

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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