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Idaho is a picturesque state filled with beautiful scenery and warm, wonderful people. It's an ideal destination for family travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or those just looking for a relaxing getaway.

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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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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Hike to 4th of July Lake

    3.6 mi / 900 ft gain
    This is an easy, yet breathtakingly beautiful hike. After the fun adventure of the 10.2 mile extra bumpy dirt road to the trail head the hike in is simple. 4 Wheel drive and a spare tire are advised, I got a flat. The drive in through old burned forest area is a cool drive on its own. At the end ...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Draper Preserve

    3.0
    0.65 mi / 36 ft gain
    Draper Preserve is a family friendly, dog friendly, photograph friendly hike accessible from the center of Hailey.  Lion Park, the starting point of this hike, has ample parking, a covered picnic area, and bathroom facilities. In the winter there is also a warming hut for the nearby cross countr...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Born Lakes via 4th of July Lake Trailhead

    4.0
    8.17 mi / 1736 ft gain
    Due to it's higher-than-average starting point, many backpackers use this trailhead to access the remote parts of the Boulder-White Cloud wilderness. The trailhead for this hike, nestled at 8850', is readily accessible by Prius and Jeep alike as the gravel road is well maintained, notwithstanding...
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  • Twin Falls, Idaho

    Hike the Snake River Canyon to Pillar Falls

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 600 ft gain
    From Eastland Dr. in Twin Falls, turn right onto Pole Line Rd. to find a small dirt pulloff with room for only a handful of cars on the north side of the road. The Snake River canyon is visible beneath, and a steep but wide access trail heads down from here.The descent is rocky and loose, so watc...
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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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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Bear Creek Lake

    5.0
    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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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Hike to Johnstone Pass

    5.0
    5.4 mi / 2200 ft gain
    Johnstone Pass is a diamond in a valley flush with hidden gems.Turn east onto East Fork Big Wood River Road from Highway 75. Continue through the defunct mining town of Triumph where the road turns to dirt and becomes Forest Service Road 118. At the fork stay right. Pass the Sawmill and Federal G...
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  • Gooding County, Idaho

    Hike the Little City of Rocks

    4.0
    4.2 mi / 800 ft gain
    Located near Gooding, Idaho, the Little City of Rocks provides endless wandering through volcanic ash hoodoos and sagebrush desert.The parking area is less than two miles down a decently graded dirt road. In spring there is a water crossing. If your car cannot cross park and walk the short distan...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Hike the Pioneer Cabin Loop

    5.0
    8.5 mi / 2500 ft gain
    The hike to Pioneer Cabin is a Sun Valley classic, combining incredible mountain views with fields of wildflowers and a steady climb.Begin the hike at the Pioneer Cabin Trailhead. Climb 2500 feet over 3.6 miles on the Pioneer Cabin Trail. The terrain switches from forested to high alpine meadow a...
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  • Pollock, Idaho

    Hike to Upper Hazard Lake via Hard Creek

    5.0
    4.8 mi / 500 ft gain
    Trail 169 starts out of a small campground off Hazard Lake road. To get to the trailhead, you leave paved roads for about 15 miles of travel on a gravel road, fit for any vehicle - no worries Prius. The campground seems like a suspiciously unofficial campground (nothing wrong with that) but also ...
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  • Lowman, Idaho

    Ski or Snowshoe to Stargaze Yurt

    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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  • Ketchum, Idaho

    Hike to Baker Lake

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 900 ft gain
    From Baker Creek trailhead, head up the trail as it winds through pine forest and mountain meadows (if you time it right, this hike is ideal for seeing all kinds of wildflowers!). Some sections can be steep, but nothing small children shouldn't be able to handle. The lake itself is a good place t...
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  • Mackay, Idaho

    Hike to Big Fall Creek Falls

    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Access the trailhead for Big Fall Creek Falls via Trail Creek Road. From Sun Valley the road is typically passable for sedans but is prone to producing flat tires. The parking area doubles as dispersed, free camping.Start the hike by crossing the creek on the log bridge. With the creek on your ri...
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  • Wendell, Idaho

    Box Canyon Springs

    5.0
    4.15 mi / 338 ft gain
    Tucked away, almost hidden in a vast expanse of farmland, lies a secluded canyon filled with natural springs, crystal clear water, waterfalls, and wildlife. There’s a good chance you may miss the turn off to the trailhead, so keep a keen eye peeled for the small park signage. There are two parkin...
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  • Hailey, Idaho

    Hyndman Peak

    4.5
    12.18 mi / 4711 ft gain
    At 12,009 feet, Hyndman Peak is the ninth highest peak in Idaho and the tallest peak in the Pioneer Mountains. The hike to Hyndman Peak will take you up 5,000 feet in elevation over six miles. Once you've made it to the top, you can take in one of the most stunning 360-degree views of other Idaho...
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