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Lower Palisades Lake Trail

 2 votes

4.3 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

898' 274 m

Ascent

-332' -101 m

Descent

6,197' 1,889 m

High

5,594' 1,705 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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The most popular trail in southeast Idaho and a great beginner trail to start with for those new to hiking.

Jeff Fullmer

Overview

Keep your distance from the moose. They see thousands of visitors a year, but are still wild animals. They can sometimes be found on the trail, especially during the winter.
Features: Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Spring — Swimming — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This is an easy hike that can be done any time of the year. The snow stays compacted on the trail during the winter with all the winter use, and the only major obstacle is during the spring melt and dealing with wet shoes. This is a great option for new hikers or hikers looking for a scenic, easy outing.

Flora & Fauna

Moose live up at the lake in the summer and migrate and live close to the trailhead during the winter. Deer and mountain goats may be seen along the way as well. Pine trees and wildflowers are abundant.

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