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2,816 mi 4,532 km of trail 33 Featured Hikes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 211 Trails Intermediate Trails 259 Trails Hard Trails 133 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

(11) Homedale, ID

Featured Hikes in Southwestern Idaho - 29

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

Sawtooth Lake (from Iron Creek Trailhead)

9.4 mi 15.2 km • Out and Back • 1,747 ft Ascent 532.57 m Ascent

(28) Challis, ID
Favorite The talus slope below Alice Lake as seen from the Pettit Creek Trail, looking at the White Cloud Wilderness.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alice-Toxaway Loop

19.1 mi 30.8 km • Loop • 2,985 ft Ascent 909.97 m Ascent

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

Pioneer Cabin Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km • Loop • 3,019 ft Ascent 920.05 m Ascent

(4) Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Dog friendly!
Intermediate

Truly Around the Mountain Bogus Basin

12.8 mi 20.6 km • Point to Point • 2,051 ft Ascent 625.28 m Ascent

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

Snowslide to Lake Fork

11.8 mi 18.9 km • Point to Point • 2,269 ft Ascent 691.54 m Ascent

(2) McCall, ID
Favorite This is just one of the many creek crossings along Dry Creek.
Intermediate/Difficult

Shingle Creek-Mahalo-Dry Creek Loop

20.7 mi 33.3 km • Loop • 3,664 ft Ascent 1116.83 m Ascent

(6) Boise, ID
Favorite First Bridge.
Easy/Intermediate

Devil of a Drop

14.2 mi 22.9 km • Point to Point • 808 ft Ascent 246.29 m Ascent

(1) Joseph, OR
Favorite Spanish Town Site - This is what is left of Spanish Town today.  The rock foundations are still pretty cool.  Makes you wonder how hard life was when people actually lived here.
Easy/Intermediate

Spanish Town Idaho

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 405 ft Ascent 123.58 m Ascent

(1) Idaho City, ID

Trails in Southwestern Idaho - 570

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2.5 mi 3.9 km #1Boulder Lake Trail #105
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
2.5 mi 3.9 km McCall, ID 13 
14.8 mi 23.9 km #2Seven Devils Trail #124
Intermediate/Difficult
Joseph, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
14.8 mi 23.9 km Joseph, OR
4.2 mi 6.7 km #3Louie Lake Trail
Intermediate
McCall, ID
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km McCall, ID 11 
7.0 mi 11.2 km #4Around the Mountain
Intermediate
Boise, ID
Intermediate
7.0 mi 11.2 km Boise, ID
3.4 mi 5.4 km #5Huckleberry Trail
Easy/Intermediate
McCall, ID
Easy/Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.4 km McCall, ID
4.8 mi 7.7 km #6Sunset Mountain Road #316
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Idaho City, ID
12.5 mi 20.1 km #7West Fork Rapid River Trail #113
Easy/Intermediate
Joseph, OR
Easy/Intermediate
12.5 mi 20.1 km Joseph, OR
1.2 mi 2.0 km #8Deadwood Hot Springs Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cascade, ID
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Cascade, ID
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9Reynolds Creek Trail (W610)
Intermediate/Difficult
Murphy, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Murphy, ID
6.5 mi 10.5 km #10Eastside Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Boise, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
6.5 mi 10.5 km Boise, ID
5.8 mi 9.3 km #11Goose Creek Trail #353
Intermediate/Difficult
McCall, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km McCall, ID
11.8 mi 18.9 km #12South Boise Trail #101A
Easy/Intermediate
Joseph, OR
Easy/Intermediate
11.8 mi 18.9 km Joseph, OR
7.3 mi 11.8 km #13Washington Lake Trail
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
7.3 mi 11.8 km Sun Valley, ID
1.3 mi 2.1 km #14Echo Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Joseph, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Joseph, OR
1.0 mi 1.6 km #15Slide Rock Lake Trail
Difficult
Joseph, OR
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Joseph, OR
4.3 mi 6.9 km #16Adams Gulch
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
4.3 mi 6.9 km Sun Valley, ID
10.2 mi 16.5 km #17East Fork Lake Fork Trail #104
Difficult
McCall, ID
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.5 km McCall, ID
5.5 mi 8.8 km #18Alturas Lake Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
5.5 mi 8.8 km Sun Valley, ID
8.7 mi 13.9 km #19Warm Springs Trail
Intermediate
Ketchum, ID
Intermediate
8.7 mi 13.9 km Ketchum, ID
4.5 mi 7.2 km #20Jennie Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.2 km Idaho City, ID

Photos of Southwestern Idaho - 525

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Chamberlain Lake rainbow.
Mar 30, 2016 near Sun Valley, 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
Sawtooth Lake.
May 27, 2016 near Idaho City, ID
Looking down onto Alpine Lake.
May 27, 2016 near Idaho City, ID

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