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The Best Snowshoeing in Idaho

Looking for the best snowshoeing 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 snowshoeing spots in and near Idaho

  • Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

    Hike or Ride to Stack Rock

    4.0
    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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  • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    Hike Coeur d'Alene's Tubbs Hill

    4.2
    2 mi
    Looking for a short adventure hike on a road trip or a beach to hang out at for a weekend? Tubbs Hill features a 2 mile loop trail that winds along the shoreline of Lake Coeur d'Alene and through an Inland Northwest pine forest. You will see wildlife such as deer, squirrel, and many wildflowers...
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  • McCall, Idaho

    Soak in Burgdorf Hot Springs

    3.0
    Burgdorf, Idaho's backcountry oasis, features several rentable cabins located about 30 miles north of McCall. Each season provides its own outdoor opportunity, and Burgdorf provides an epic hub in which to enjoy them.To get there from Boise, drive through McCall and hang a right after the Shore L...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Hike to Sawtooth Lake

    5.0
    10 mi / 1720 ft gain
    The trail to Sawtooth Lake is a couple miles from Stanley at the Iron Creek Trailhead. The hike is ten miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1720 feet culminating in the legendary Sawtooth Lake . This hike is most easily done in the warmest parts of summer as during the Spring and Fall there...
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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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  • Boise, Idaho

    Scramble up Cervidae Peak

    4.0
    3.1 mi / 2000 ft gain
    From the peak the views are limitless, a full 360 degrees of landmarks like Lucky Peak Reservoir. Wildlife is quite abundant and if you're lucky you may be able to spot herds of antelope, deer, and elk. My favorite time to do this hike is during the earlier hours of the day. It offers a beautiful...
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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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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe the Park Creek Trails

    5.0
    10 mi / 130 ft gain
    Over Galena Summit, approximately 75 miles north of Ketchum, Park Creek is supported by Sawtooth Ski Club and the City of Stanley, Idaho. One of two groomed Nordic trail systems in the Stanley Basin, Park Creek has some of the best terrain and conditions for cross-country skiing anywhere.With bre...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Ski to Redfish Lake

    5.0
    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Park in the turnout west of Redfish Lake Road on Highway 75. The turnout is plowed to fit 10 to 15 cars.Walk over the bridge and turn right onto Redfish Lake Road. You will likely see tracks as it's a good access spot for backcountry skiers. The trail follows the road and is easy to navigate.Pass...
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  • Boise County, Idaho

    Snowshoe to Skyline Yurt

    5.0
    5 mi / 650 ft gain
    This is one of many great Idaho Parks & Rec backcountry yurts. It sits on a ridge above some excellent tree skiing with views that make the hike well worth it! The wood stove will keep you warm on the coldest of nights, and the kitchen has all the utensils to make a delicious meal. Depending ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 549 ft gain
    Gaze at the stars on a crisp night from one of Idaho Park & Rec's best backcountry yurts! Cook a meal in the middle of nowhere with all of the provided utensils. Sleep to the glow of a crackling wood fire as the cozy stove keeps you warm through the night.The adventure begins at Beaver Cree...
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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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  • 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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  • Scotchman Peak, Idaho

    Hike Scotchman Peak

    5.0
    8 mi / 3651 ft gain
    Start in the morning and beat the heat. This hike is switchbacks all the way to the top, no flat spots. Take a break at a small dirt clearing about halfway from the top. Keep pushing and you can arrive at the summit (7009 feet) within 3 hours. On top you will find mountain goats and 360 degree vi...
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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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  • Island Park, Idaho

    Snowshoe the River Ranch Loop in Harriman SP

    3 mi / 20 ft gain
    The River Ranch Loop trail is a great snowshoe trail for families or beginners, since it has relatively few small hills. The trail runs for about 2.5 miles. There are also multiple state cabins/houses along the trail, including the Jones House, where you can take a break and warm up inside by the...
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