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Halverson Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (8)

Halverson Lake is a desert gem! What is it doing out here?


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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

Point to Point

2,418' 737 m

High

2,275' 693 m

Low

205' 62 m

Up

241' 73 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly Kids get a kick out of the lake and all the melon gravel with hidden petroglyphs.

After 2.5 miles from the eastern starting point, this trail crosses private property for a little over a half mile. Please stay on the trail and respect any signage.

Description

This desert trail connects Swan Falls Trail to Victory Lane and is the middle section when hiking from Swan Falls Dam down to Celebration Point via the north bank of the Snake River.

This trail has thousands of variations that meander through vast fields of melon gravel. All trails offer views of petroglyphs and small animals.

The only place to get out of the sun is at Halverson Lake under some thin trees. Take lots of water. Double your usual as the trail dust and heat seem to make you more thirsty.

There is an information kiosk next to the tree at the fork just south of the western endpoint of this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joseph States

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 8 votes

#1

in Swan Falls

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Swan Falls

#319

in Idaho

#8,081

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View from the Halverson Lake Trail
Aug 18, 2017 near Murphy, ID
Trailhead
Aug 18, 2017 near Murphy, ID

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Mar 8, 2020
Michael Young
Apr 27, 2019
Tazmin Creel
3mi
Apr 20, 2019
John Young
Left at the trailhead. Left at the lake. 5.9mi — 2h 00m
May 30, 2018
Ryan Cheatham
Fair conditions and mostly flat hike. Very little shade/cover. Water access only with filtration from river if needed. Plenty of mosquitos as well. 5mi — 2h 30m
Mar 8, 2018
Genniece Lameyer
Went with 4 toddlers and it was fun to see them experience all that the trail and riverbanks and rock gardens. 2.8mi