The Best Hiking in Stanley

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Top hiking spots in and near Stanley

  • 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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  • 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

    Backpack to Sawtooth Lake

    4.9
    10 mi
    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

    Hike to Goat Lake, Idaho

    4.9
    6.8 mi
    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

    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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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Goat Lake and Goat Falls via Iron Creek Trail, Alpine Way Trail

    8.16 mi / 1624 ft gain
    Goat Lake and Goat Falls via Iron Creek Trail, 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

    Bench Lakes Trail

    8.01 mi / 1217 ft gain
    Bench Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Fishhook Creek Trail

    4.5 mi / 233 ft gain
    Fishhook Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Stanley, Idaho.
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Hike Fishhook Creek

    5.0
    5 mi / 300 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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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Hike to Bench Lakes

    4.0
    8.2 mi
    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 will...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Hike to Marshall Ridge

    4.0
    2 mi / 100 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

    Hike to Thompson Peak

    4.0
    13 mi / 4200 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

    Camp at Redfish Lake

    4.4
    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

    Backpack to Saddleback Lakes

    5.0
    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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