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2,930 mi 4,715 km of trail 44 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 131 Trails Intermediate Trails 317 Trails Hard Trails 218 Trails
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Gems in Southwestern Idaho - 3

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gem Favorite Sawtooth Lake.

Sawtooth Lake

(11) Idaho City, ID
gem Favorite Clowns have vandalized it over the years but it is still very powerful to behold and ponder what these men survived.

B-23 Dragon Bomber Crash Site

(2) McCall, ID
gem Favorite Jump Creek Falls - an easy trail to a surprising little oasis.

Jump Creek Falls

(14) Homedale, ID

Recommended Routes in Southwestern Idaho - 39

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Favorite Above Alpine Lake, views of the Sawtooth Mountains looking north.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sawtooth Lake (from Iron Creek Trailhead)

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,747' Up 532.57 m Up 1,747' Down 532.49 m Down

Challis, ID
Favorite Toxaway Lake at Sunrise.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alice-Toxaway Loop

19.1 mi 30.8 km 2,985' Up 909.97 m Up 2,985' Down 909.93 m Down

Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Pioneer Cabin awaits you (along with incredible mountain views) at the trail's end.
Difficult

Pioneer Cabin Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 3,019' Up 920.05 m Up 3,007' Down 916.58 m Down

Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Meadow
Intermediate/Difficult

Norton-Big Lost Lakes Loop

4.9 mi 8.0 km 1,596' Up 486.45 m Up 1,596' Down 486.58 m Down

Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Descending through forest from Stack Rock.
Intermediate/Difficult

Stack Rock Trail

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,424' Up 433.94 m Up 1,424' Down 433.92 m Down

Boise, ID
Favorite Dog friendly!
Intermediate

Truly Around the Mountain Bogus Basin

12.8 mi 20.6 km 2,051' Up 625.28 m Up 2,042' Down 622.39 m Down

Boise, ID
Favorite Winter views on the first-ish mile
Intermediate/Difficult

Shingle Creek-Mahalo-Dry Creek Loop

20.5 mi 33.0 km 3,530' Up 1075.96 m Up 3,531' Down 1076.13 m Down

Boise, ID
Favorite Fall colors erupt on the Lake Fork Trail.
Difficult

Snowslide to Lake Fork

11.8 mi 18.9 km 2,269' Up 691.54 m Up 2,728' Down 831.39 m Down

McCall, ID

Trails in Southwestern Idaho - 622

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2.5 mi 3.9 km #1Boulder Lake Trail #105
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID 13 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #2Louie Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID 11 
14.8 mi 23.9 km #3Seven Devils Trail #124
Difficult
Joseph, OR
Difficult
Joseph, OR
7.0 mi 11.2 km #4Around the Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult
Boise, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
Boise, ID
3.4 mi 5.4 km #5Huckleberry Trail
Easy/Intermediate
McCall, ID
Easy/Intermediate
McCall, ID
4.8 mi 7.7 km #6Sunset Mountain Road #316
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
12.5 mi 20.1 km #7West Fork Rapid River Trail #113
Intermediate
Joseph, OR
Intermediate
Joseph, OR
1.3 mi 2.1 km #8Bucktail Trail
Intermediate
Boise, ID
Intermediate
Boise, ID
3.9 mi 6.3 km #9Mt. Borah
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
1.2 mi 2.0 km #10Deadwood Hot Springs Trail
Intermediate
Cascade, ID
Intermediate
Cascade, ID
3.5 mi 5.7 km #11Shingle Creek
Intermediate
Boise, ID
Intermediate
Boise, ID
1.0 mi 1.6 km #12Bench Lakes Trail #155
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
11.8 mi 18.9 km #13South Boise Trail #101A
Easy/Intermediate
Joseph, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Joseph, OR
6.5 mi 10.5 km #14Eastside Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Boise, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
Boise, ID
5.8 mi 9.3 km #15Goose Creek Trail #353
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
1.5 mi 2.3 km #16Goat Lake Trail
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
7.3 mi 11.8 km #17Washington Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
1.3 mi 2.1 km #18Echo Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Joseph, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Joseph, OR
4.7 mi 7.5 km #19Prarie Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Slide Rock Lake Trail
Difficult
Joseph, OR
Difficult
Joseph, OR

Photos of Southwestern Idaho - 603

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Chamberlain Lake rainbow.
Mar 30, 2016 near Sun Valley, ID
Winter views on the first-ish mile
Mar 30, 2020 near Boise, ID
While out early exploring the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho I came across this scene where the first rays of morning light accentuating the mountain peaks.
Apr 7, 2020 near Challis, ID
Shoshone falls
Apr 23, 2015 near Twin Falls, ID
Pillar Falls overlook
Apr 23, 2015 near Twin Falls, ID
Above Alpine Lake, views of the Sawtooth Mountains looking north.
May 27, 2016 near Idaho City, ID
Looking across Louie Lake at the north aspect of Jughandle Mountain
Jul 4, 2017 near McCall, ID
A meadow full of lupines graces the hills near Boulder Mountain.
Jan 29, 2017 near McCall, ID