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The Best Hiking in Clearwater County

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

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Top hiking spots in and near Clearwater County

  • Lenore, Idaho

    Placid View Trail

    0.89 mi / 112 ft gain
    Placid View Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lenore, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Hike Sherman Creek Trail #203

    7.1 mi / 3790 ft gain
    It's always (for me anyway) a good sign when the parking area at a trailhead is devoid of any other vehicles. Such was the case at the Sherman Creek Trailhead in the Clearwater National Forest in west-central Idaho. This trail begins just north of US-12, where Sherman Creek starts emptying into t...
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Stanley Hot Springs

    9.68 mi / 2106 ft gain
    Stanley Hot Springs is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Kooskia, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Hike to Stanley Hot Springs

    5.0
    9.8 mi / 2283 ft gain
    Start your hike to the hot springs at trailhead 211.  Trail is roughly 5 miles with an easy gradual incline. Enjoy some of the mountainous views on your way.  There are no signs directing you to the hot springs but there will be two forks in the road and you'll take the right path both times.  Be...
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  • Clarkia, Idaho

    Grandmother and Grandfather Mountains

    8.05 mi / 1673 ft gain
    Grandmother and Grandfather Mountains is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Clarkia, Idaho.
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  • Avery, Idaho

    Snow Peak

    8.22 mi / 2283 ft gain
    Snow Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Avery, Idaho.
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  • Clearwater County, Idaho

    Fly Fish Kelly Creek

    If you are looking for world class fishing in Idaho and don't want to deal with the crowds that goes along with Henry's Fork or Silver Creek then this is the spot. You will rarely run into people along this creek. The fishing is extraordinary and you should be able to catch a ton of cutthroat. T...
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  • Juliaetta, Idaho

    Ed Corkill Memorial Trail

    10.73 mi / 322 ft gain
    Ed Corkill Memorial Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Juliaetta, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Hike to Weir Creek Hot Springs

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    After parking at the trailhead, follow the well defined trail on the left side of Weir Creek for about half a mile. The trail passes multiple campsites that see heavy use. The trail ends after this short climb at the hot springs. Enjoy the hot water!Tips:After passing Jerry Johnson Hot Springs lo...
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  • Avery, Idaho

    Saint Joe River Trail 48

    5.19 mi / 597 ft gain
    Saint Joe River Trail 48 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Avery, Idaho.
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  • Troy, Idaho

    Spring Valley Reservoir Loop

    1.72 mi / 62 ft gain
    Spring Valley Reservoir Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Troy, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Cupboard Creek Trail

    7.41 mi / 4117 ft gain
    Cupboard Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Elk City, Idaho.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Selway Crags via Big Fog Trail

    7.41 mi / 2546 ft gain
    Selway Crags via Big Fog Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kooskia, Idaho.
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  • Avery, Idaho

    Saint Joe Lake Trail

    10.03 mi / 1568 ft gain
    Saint Joe Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Superior, Montana.
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Jerry Johnson Hot Springs

    5.0
    2.64 mi / 348 ft gain
    Note: crampons and hiking poles are a necessity for navigating this trail in the winter months. The trail can be steep in some places and very icy. Serious note: This area is used very frequently, resulting in abuse of the land. There is a problem with trash and clothing left behind. For this r...
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  • Troy, Idaho

    East Moscow Mountain

    4.23 mi / 1020 ft gain
    East Moscow Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moscow, Idaho.
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