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    • Bruneau, Idaho

      Hike the Rim of Bruneau Canyon

      4.0
      5 mi / 100 ft gain
      From the small town of Bruneau turn east on Hot Springs Road (set odometer) and continue for 15.6 miles on a well maintained dirt road. Turn right at the "Overlook" sign and continue for another 3 miles. The road terminates at a dirt parking area.The drive to Bruneau Canyon is through remote and ...
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    • Lowman, Idaho

      Hike from Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls

      5.0
      7.9 mi / 570 ft gain
      Bridalveil Falls [Video] The hike to the falls begins near Stanley Lake in a clearly marked trailhead parking lot (GPS coordinates below).  From the parking lot there is a short walk up a dirt road where the trail breaks off at a sign for Bridalveil Falls on Trail 640.  You will stay on Trail 640...
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    • Buhl, Idaho

      Visit Balanced Rock

      4.0
      Balanced Rock is famous throughout the Magic Valley, and getting there is easy. A picnic table and turnoff on Castleford/Glenns Ferry Road allows you to park below the rock. From there it's a short scramble up the hill to get to the base -- that's the only way to get a feel for the boulder's enor...
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    • Stanley, Idaho

      Fishhook Creek Trail

      5.0
      4.5 mi / 233 ft gain
      This easy hike starts off from the dirt parking lot near Redfish Lake Lodge. Two small footpaths lead away from the far end of the parking lot crossing the road to the lodge just down to the left. The right trail will take you straight to the Fishhook Creek Trailhead, while the left trail will g...
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    • Naples, Idaho

      Hike to Beehive Lakes

      5.0
      9 mi / 2040 ft gain
      To get to the trailhead, drive north on highway 95 from Sandpoint and turn left onto Pack River Road near the gas station. Drive approximately 19 miles and look for the sign on the left for Beehive Lakes Trailhead. The road was passable but I would recommend 4 wheel drive.This hike begins at 4...
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    • Mackay, Idaho

      Climb Mount Borah

      4.8
      7.5 mi / 5200 ft gain
      Rising high above the sage brush covered landscape, Mount Borah is the tallest mountain in Idaho and is referred to as the "roof of Idaho." This behemoth is part of the Lost River Range in the central part of the state. The strongest earthquake in Idaho occurred along the fault line in 1983 and r...
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    • Menan, Idaho

      "R" Mountain

      3.4
      3.29 mi / 1020 ft gain
      The North Menan Butte, or "R" Mountain is a well-known landmark in southeast Idaho for its size and uniqueness. The mountain is known as “R” Mountain by locals because of the large “R” painted on its side for Rexburg, Idaho. "R" Mountain, however, is not actually a mountain but rather an extinct ...
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    • Mullan, Idaho

      Hike to Stevens Lakes

      5.0
      5 mi / 1780 ft gain
      To get to the trailhead, drive east on I-90 to Lookout Pass. Turn right into the pass parking lot and continue on the railroad grade dirt road for approximately 6 miles. You will pass several trailheads, but continue on until you reach a fork in the road and a sign for the Stevens Lakes trailhead...
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    • Sandpoint, Idaho

      Winter Backpack on Mt. Roothaan

      4 mi / 1200 ft gain
      The Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho don’t see nearly as many visitors as neighboring ranges in Washington and Montana, but it’s not for a lack of scenery and rugged backcountry. Mt. Roothaan sits along a jagged crest in the western Rocky Mountains above scenic Priest Lake in the Idaho Panhan...
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    • Lowman, Idaho

      Bench Lakes Trail

      3.5
      8.01 mi / 1217 ft gain
      This hike is great for anyone wanting to experience a scenic trail and peaceful alpine lakes. The five Bench Lakes are a chain of lakes draining from Mt. Heyburn. Park in the dirt parking lot across from the Fishhook Creek Trailhead near Redfish Lake.  Shortly after the start of the trail you wi...
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    • Lowman, Idaho

      Thompson Peak Trail

      4.0
      12.59 mi / 3976 ft gain
      The Sawtooths are known for its craggy shapes protruding from central Idaho. Although the hike to Thompson Peak isn't necessarily a rare or tremendously physical feat, it's a proud, boastful moment bagging the tallest peak in the range. Here's the scoop: To reach Redfish Trailhead, head south of...
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    • Ashton, Idaho

      Mesa Nature Trail

      5.0
      2.44 mi / 236 ft gain
      The Mesa Nature Trail begins on the dirt road to the Upper Mesa Falls overflow parking lot. The first mile of the trail is wide and smooth. Pause a half mile in to admire the Henry's Fork from the top of a lava field. The trail terminates at a flat bluff overlooking the top of Upper Mesa Falls. ...
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    • Tetonia, Idaho

      Packsaddle Lake

      4.8
      0.74 mi / 259 ft gain
      Directions to the lake:To get here, head North on Highway 20 as if you’re heading to St. Anthony. Then, take exit 339 towards Driggs on ID-33 E. Turn right onto 9th N for .5 miles. Then follow ID-33 E for 24.4 miles until you reach the dirt road Hoopes Rd. Drive. Drive on this road for 5.9 miles ...
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    • Wallace, Idaho

      Hike the Pulaski Tunnel Trail

      5.0
      2 mi / 800 ft gain
      Just outside of the town of Wallace, this trail is made for both the hiker and history buff alike. In 1910, the Northwest was experiencing one of the worst droughts on record. Numerous small fires were burning across Montana, Idaho and Washington. However on August 20th, 80 mile per hour gale for...
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    • Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

      Mountain Bike 'Around the Mountain' at Bogus Basin

      5.0
      9.5 mi / 1450 ft gain
      'Around the Mountain' is a local mountain bike favorite in Boise. To get there, head up Bogus Basin Road for the full 16 miles until you get to the ski parking lot. Park in the line of cars facing the ski slope. Once you've checked your bike and you're ready to ride, take the trail that begins ju...
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    • Naples, Idaho

      Roman Nose High Mountain Lakes

      5.0
      4 mi / 604 ft gain
      Your journey will start with a rural drive about 60 minutes from Sandpoint, ID. Once you hit the dirt road, hold on because its quite the bumpy drive (AWD vehicle is recommended). You will continue on a dirt road for nearly 20 miles, however, don't let this halt your journey, the drive is incredi...
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