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The Best Rock Climbing in Idaho

Looking for the best rock climbing 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 rock climbing spots in and near Idaho

  • Arco, Idaho

    Hike the Craters of the Moon's Lava Tubes

    1.6 mi
    Craters of the Moon National Monument in Southern Idaho is a vast ocean of lava flows, with scattered islands of cinder and splatter cones created by volcanic activity 15,000 years ago. Over 618 square miles, this surreal field displays the strange geography that can be caused by significant erup...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Backpack to Saddleback Lakes

    6.8 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The adventure starts taking a boat shuttle over between the north and south ends of Redfish Lake. The cost is $7.50 per person each way and is payable at the marina. The boat ride is approximately 7 minutes each way.Once across the lake at its southern end (Redfish Inlet Transfer Camp), hike the ...
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  • Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

    Hike or Ride to Stack Rock

    9 mi
    The trail to Stack Rock is a well maintained path that generates a lot of attention due to its special destination. The famed rock overlooks the City of Trees and surrounding Treasure Valley. This trek is popular among locals because of its proximity to the city and its spectacular views. Getting...
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  • Ketchum, Idaho

    Backpack the Alice Toxaway Loop

    25.17 mi / 2300 ft gain
    The Alice/Toxaway Loop is a standard loop in the Sawtooth Mountains, ID.  The basic route is around 20 miles and takes 2-3 days.  This trip report will outline our Aug 2016 trip and also give multiple options for you to use your own imagination when coming up with your own route.  Below is my tak...
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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Kane Lake

    6.8 mi / 1717 ft gain
    This hike into the Pioneer Mountain Range starts out in a small meadow near Kane Creek, which you will follow for nearly the whole hike. Once you hit the forested area the uphill climb begins and doesn't stop until you get to the lake. About half way up the trail will begin taking you through roc...
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  • Buhl, Idaho

    Visit Balanced Rock

    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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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Climb Mount Borah

    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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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Bear Creek Lake

    6 mi / 1600 ft gain
    The trailhead starts at the end of an old jeep trail. If you are brave with your 4 wheel drive you can drive to here and cut 1.4 miles off your hike. My mile counting started at the trail head. The trail is very well marked. At about 0.3 miles it crosses Bear Creek. In the summer this will often ...
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  • Post Falls, Idaho

    Rock Climbing at Post Falls

    From the parking lot on the far west side of Q'emiln Park, you will see a well established trail heading west. Follow the trail for just a few minutes to reach a rock climbing heaven, with many different boulders and walls. There is plenty of rock to go around, and this is a nice place for people...
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Hike or Bike Table Rock Quarry Trail

    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

    Backpack to Pioneer Yurt

    3.5 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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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Rock Climb Trail Creek Road

    This local gem is still in the works, as at the time of writing this there are only 5 TR routes and 1 sport route however the views are absolutely epic from the climbing area. The place doesn't exist in climbing books and we have the Elephant Perch mountain store to thank for the discovery.  Plus...
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  • McCall, Idaho

    Climbing at Thinking Spot

    The thinking spot isn't a secret spot but it will seem like it when you arrive at an empty crag with dozens of routes all to yourself. There are climbs ranging from 5.7 to 5.11 so there's something for most. Though directions to get to the crag exist on Mountain project, there is practically no b...
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  • City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho

    Camp and Climb at Breadloaves in City of Rocks

    There aren’t too many places that offer up the isolation, serenity, and climbing abundance that City of Rocks does. As soon as you enter in the park, your eyes will be jumping from one rock formation to another, battling with yourself as to where to start! We stopped into the visitor center to pi...
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  • Malta, Idaho

    Bath Rock Trail

    0.31 mi / 62 ft gain
    Bath Rock Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Almo, 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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