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    • Naples, Idaho

      Hike the Harrison to Beehive Lake Lower Traverse

      9.5 mi / 3000 ft gain
      You will follow the Pack River Road no. 231 for about 21 miles until you reach the trailhead. For this loop, you have a few options: Leave your car at the Beehive Lake trailhead and walk to Harrison Lake trailhead so when you are done you can jump right in the car, leave your car at the Harrison ...
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    • Arco, Idaho

      Hike the Inferno Cone

      4.0
      1 mi / 500 ft gain
      To reach the parking lot at the Inferno Cone Trailhead enter the Craters of the Moon National Monument at the main entrance on the north side of the park off US Highway 26 and go approximately 1.5 miles on the 17 miles Loop Road. There will be clear signage indicating the parking lot at the base ...
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    • Grand View, Idaho

      Hike the Oolite Interpretive Trail

      5.0
      1 mi / 200 ft gain
      The two to three car parking area is situated at about and elevation of 3000 feet. Situated 200 feet up the interpretive trail stand the oolite rock structures. These structures stretch on for as far as you can see, and only a minute portion are included in the article photography.Access to the t...
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    • Sandpoint, Idaho

      Hike the Mickinnick Trail

      5.0
      7 mi / 2150 ft gain
      The trailhead for this hike starts in a city park, so if you have dogs, they'll need to be on leash to start out. You won't have to walk very far before reaching a gate that separates the city park from US Forest Service area. Past this gate, leashes are not required for your four-legged friends ...
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    • Stanley, Idaho

      Photograph Redfish Lake at Dawn

      5.0
      There are several good spots to photograph along the shore of Redfish Lake. The marina at Redfish Lake Lodge is a great viewpoint. Also be sure to follow the path to the east of the lodge to visit some of the beaches on the north shore. It is here that you can often find yourself alone at dawn wh...
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    • Boise, Idaho

      Hike or Bike Table Rock Quarry Trail

      4.5
      3.7 mi
      Boise has plenty of trails to choose from when it comes to short accessible hikes. If you're looking for panoramic views of the treasure valley then this is a great place to start.  Table Rock Quarry has 4 different trails to choose from ranging all skill levels and distances. There are a mix of ...
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    • Hailey, Idaho

      Hike Carbonate Mountain

      4.0
      1.88 mi / 1306 ft gain
      Starting at 5,315ft elevation and ascending to 6,585ft, this short hike is a great way to see and experience Hailey, Idaho. From Hailey main street head west on Bullion St, the trailhead parking is to the right just after you cross the Big Wood River.You have two choices when hiking Carbonate, yo...
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    • Bellevue, Idaho

      Hike Along Silver Creek

      3 mi
      From the intersection of Highways 75 and 20 drive east on Highway 20 for 7.3 miles. Turn right onto Kilpatrick Bridge Road and drive another 1.5 miles to the Silver Creek Preserve Visitor Center.Stop at the Visitor's Center to take in the desert landscape and snap a few pictures. Exit on the far ...
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    • Cascade, Idaho

      Raft the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

      5.0
      100 mi / -3294 ft gain
      If you're looking for an all-around start-to-finish epic adventure, rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River arguably checks off more boxes than any other trip in the world. This adventure of a lifetime can be enjoyed two different ways: privately and commercially. We've been lucky enough to d...
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    • Island Park, Idaho

      Explore Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin

      4.5
      1 mi / 20 ft gain
      Big Springs is the headwaters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Producing 120 million gallons of water per day, the spring forms wide and crystal-clear pools filled with trout (no fishing allowed). A paved trail leads to historic Johnny Sack's cabin, which is open for tours during the summe...
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    • Hailey, Idaho

      Pioneer Yurt via Hyndman Creek Trail

      6.91 mi / 1650 ft gain
      This trek starts about 25 minutes from Ketchum, Idaho at the Hyndman Creek Trailhead. As a general rule of thumb, Sun Valley is a great place to be in the fall, and this adventure is no different. The hike itself follows the beautiful Hyndman Creek and is only about 3.5 miles, but the daunting st...
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    • Stanley, Idaho

      Photograph McGowan Peak & Stanley Lake at Sunrise

      4.5
      McGowan Peak in the Sawtooths is breathtaking and the Stanley Lake Overlook is by far one of the best locations to photograph it at sunrise in the summer.  The Stanley Lake Overlook is located inside the Stanley Lake Campground. There is a separate parking lot (with bathrooms) at the overlook and...
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    • Mackay, Idaho

      Hike to Lower Cedar Springs

      4.5
      3.4 mi / 200 ft gain
      This is one of the easiest, yet scenically rewarding, hikes in the Lost River Range. Traveling only 1.2 miles (3.4 miles round trip) with an elevation gain of about 200 ft. You travel in a canyon surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Idaho. Mt. McCaleb is the giant 11,682 ft peak on the ...
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    • Kooskia, Idaho

      Stanley Hot Springs

      5.0
      9.68 mi / 2106 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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    • Mackay, Idaho

      Climb Mt. Breitenbach

      8 mi / 4600 ft gain
      Directions to the "trailhead": From Mackay, Idaho take Highway 93, approximately 2 miles past Mackay reservoir, turn right on Upper Cedar Creek road (FS rd 127). Follow this road straight toward the mountains. There will be a number of cattle gates to go through. About 3 miles up, the road crosse...
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    • Island Park, Idaho

      Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop at Harriman State Park

      3 mi / 20 ft gain
      Located at 6,100 feet above sea level, Harriman State Park (also called "the Ranch") is renown for it's fly fishing along the Henry's Fork. Whether you bring a fly rod or not, this scenic loop through the park is a delight for hikers of all abilities.Make a stop at park headquarters to pay the en...
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