The Best Canoeing in Idaho

Looking for the best canoeing in Idaho? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Idaho. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top canoeing spots in and near Idaho

  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Whitewater Raft the Selway River

    47 mi / -1128 ft gain
    The Selway is one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers designated in 1968.  This section of water is run by both private boaters as well as commercial outfitters, and is regulated by a strict permit system that only allows one group to launch per day.  This leads to a feeling of solitude ...
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  • Lemhi County, Idaho

    Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

    5.0
    80 mi / -1000 ft gain
    The section of the Salmon River between Corn Creek and Carey Creek, known as the "Main" among boaters, flows through the second deepest canyon on the continent (only Hells Canyon is deeper).  The Main is one of the best all around river trips in the west and offers a spectacular road-less wildern...
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  • Mountain Home, Idaho

    Relax at Big and Little Trinity Lakes

    6 mi / 300 ft gain
    Because of the altitude of the this lake, the road to it doesn't open up until mid to late July. You can still get to the lake, but it is a 6 mi round trip hike down a dusty dirt road. It gets old. When the road is open, you can drive right up to the lake.  To get there, right before the town of ...
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  • Coolin, Idaho

    Canoe to Upper Priest Lake

    The Priest Lakes of Northern Idaho are perfect for a summer retreat into the Selkirk mountains, less than thirty miles from the border with Canada. Priest lake is separated from Upper Priest Lake by a short, two-mile waterway. Launch your canoe from the Lionhead Beach in Priest Lake State Park an...
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