Best Idaho Hikes

Best Idaho Hikes

Idaho boasts more than 19,000 miles of hiking trails that explore vast wilderness areas, which range from desert to sub-alpine landscapes and feature interesting geological features such as Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in the U.S., Shoshone Falls, a cascade taller than Niagara Falls, and foothills of the Rocky Mountains.


Wilderness Trail to Echo Crater

Of the seven designated hiking trails in the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, a massive lava field with numerous craters, caves and unique formations, the Wilderness Trail to Echo Crater is the longest (8 miles) and the only one to journey into the Craters of the Moon Wilderness.


Ridge to Rivers Trail System

Seasonal treats along the hiking trail include spring wildflowers and fall foliage, and points of interest include Bogus Basin, Camels Back Park Area, and the Table Rock/Old Pen Area.


Grand Sawtooths Loop

Hikers get dozens of chances to take in beautiful views of glacial lakes, dense forests, meadows, and the peaks of surrounding mountains on the different trail segments.


Big Baldy-Indian Creek Loop

The 52-mile loop along Big Baldy Ridge and Indian Creek takes hikers though the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the biggest wilderness area in the lower 48.


Blue Lake Trail

The Blue Lake Trail meanders through pine forests and wildflower meadows to the rocky shore, where the clear waters of the alpine lake are safe for swimming and great for fishing.


Source: The 5 Best Hikes In Idaho