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  • Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

    Mountain Bike 'Around the Mountain' at Bogus Basin

    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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  • Irwin, Idaho

    Hike along Palisades Creek

    2 mi / 1827 ft gain
    The Palisades Creek Nature Trail is a fun little hike with many photographic opportunities. You can make the hike as short or long as you want, so once you're done taking photos, turn back around and head to your vehicle. The trail does eventually lead to Lower and Upper Palisades Lake, but this ...
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  • Murphy, Idaho

    Mountain Bike to the Petroglyphs at Wees Bar

    12.2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    At Wees Bar, a remote area accessible only by bike or foot, explore hundreds of petroglyphs carved into glacial boulders by Native Americans 12,000 years ago. Begin at the Swan Falls Dam parking lot. Bring a fat bike in late summer and fall to glide over the dry, loose dirt that forms as the cany...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Hike Carbonate Mountain

    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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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Corral Creek

    6.55 mi / 696 ft gain
    Park at the Trail Creek trailhead 2.5 miles north of Sun Valley. Pedal north and cross a wooden bridge over Trail Creek. Climb onto the bench and bike straight across toward the burned trees. Turn left onto signed Corral Creek Trail #325. Nearly all of the 600 feet of climbing is done on the way...
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  • Twin Falls County, Idaho

    Hike Eagle Loop

    2.5 mi
    This is a well-maintained trail that's fairly easy. You hike through a forested area to eventually reach the top of a sage-covered ridge offering expansive views of the surrounding area before descending back down to a lovely meadow and more forest. You're likely to be the only person/group on th...
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  • Lemhi County, Idaho

    Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

    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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  • Naples, Idaho

    Harrison Lake Trail

    4.49 mi / 1440 ft gain
    Harrison Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Naples, Idaho.
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  • 47.5312559027141,-115.713715553284, Idaho

    Pear Lake Trail

    4.13 mi / 1204 ft gain
    Pear Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mullan, Idaho.
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  • Avery, Idaho

    Saint Regis Lakes

    2.84 mi / 1247 ft gain
    Saint Regis Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mullan, Idaho.
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  • Careywood, Idaho

    Evans Landing Trail

    3.9 mi / 1152 ft gain
    Evans Landing in Farragut State Park is a great place to hike year around. This would be a moderate to hard trail as it’s downhill all the way to the lake and uphill all the way back. Given the 4 mile roundtrip distance and the elevation gain, plan on this hiking taking about 2.5 hours with addit...
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  • Sandpoint, Idaho

    Moose Lake Loop

    6.35 mi / 1939 ft gain
    Moose Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Hope, Idaho.
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  • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    North Nettelton Gulch Road to Shadduck

    3.28 mi / 636 ft gain
    North Nettelton Gulch Road to Shadduck is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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  • Bonners Ferry, Idaho

    Pyramid and Ball Lakes Trail

    5.41 mi / 1565 ft gain
    Pyramid and Ball Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
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  • Ponderay, Idaho

    Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail

    3.42 mi / 69 ft gain
    Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sandpoint, Idaho.
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