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The Best Hiking in Stanley

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Top hiking spots in and near Stanley

  • Stanley, Idaho

    Valley Creek Hot Springs

    5.0
    0.1 mi
    Valley Creek Hot Springs is a short drive off of the main highway (75), you'll travel along a dirt/gravel road. You'll exit at the Stanley Museum and follow the dirt road for about .4 miles. There will be a dirt parking lot on your left.  Walk across the foot bridge and stay left once on the othe...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Alpine Lake via Trail 640 and Alpine Way Trail

    7.49 mi / 1424 ft gain
    Alpine Lake via Trail 640 and Alpine Way Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Alpine Lakes Trail to Lake 8609

    11.74 mi / 2848 ft gain
    Alpine Lakes Trail to Lake 8609 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Alpine Way to Stanley Lake Trail

    17.34 mi / 3491 ft gain
    Alpine Way to Stanley Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Sawtooth Lake via Iron Creek

    4.9
    10.04 mi / 1962 ft gain
    Sawtooth Lake is "must-see" for Idaho hikers or any outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Sawtooth National Forest. The five mile trek to the lake is made worthwhile by breathtaking, photogenic alpine lakes and the crisp, clean Idaho air. It's up to you whether to day hike the trail or to camp at the ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Goat Lake via Iron Creek

    4.9
    7.96 mi / 1621 ft gain
    This moderate hike begins at Iron Creek Trailhead in the Sawtooth Mountains. Follow the trail through the forest and alongside Iron Creek. At 1.1 miles you will officially enter the Sawtooth Wilderness and soon after come to a marked junction. Turn left to follow Alpine Way Trail across Iron Cree...
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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

    Marshall Ridge via Fishhook Creek Trailhead

    2.74 mi / 623 ft gain
    Start your hike at the Fishhook Creek Trailhead by Redfish Lake. Park in the dirt parking lot across the street. Follow the trail (mostly flat) a few hundred feet to the first fork. Here, continue straight to Fishhook Creek. After another short bit on the fairly flat trail, which leads through a ...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Redfish Lake Trail

    14.96 mi / 2694 ft gain
    Redfish Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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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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  • 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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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Camp at Redfish Lake

    4.5
    There are plenty of camping spots all within walking distance of the lake or the outlet stream. There are also tons of hikes in the surrounding Sawtooth Mountain Range. The lake is known for its historic Sockeye Salmon runs. The lake is very close to Stanley Idaho and leads into the salmon river....
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Boundary Creek

    10.9 mi / 3688 ft gain
    Boundary Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Stanley Lake To Alpine Lake

    18.38 mi / 4019 ft gain
    Stanley Lake To Alpine Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflower slocated near Stanley, Idaho.
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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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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Lady Face Falls

    4.95 mi / 289 ft gain
    Lady Face Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Stanley, Idaho.
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