5 Energizing Hikes in Idaho

By Ian-Spiegel Blum

5 Energizing Hikes in Idaho

Staying fit and immersing yourself in the beauty of Idaho is a true treat. In a state so rich in natural wonder, it’s no surprise that there is an abundance of hikes that will force you to catch your breath. For more of a moderate adventure, check out these five energizing hikes in Idaho!  

1. Peace Creek Trail

The Peace Creek Trail near Boise, Idaho, is part of the gorgeous Boise National Forest, only a short distance outside of the city. The trail isn’t heavily trafficked, so you’re likely to have it to yourself. It’s steep, though, so be careful and make sure to follow your map. The total length of the trail is about 8.8 miles. 

2. Harrison Lake Trail

For an invigoriating hike that pays off with magnificent views, check out the Harrison Lake Trail near Sandpoint, Idaho. This trail is not for the faint of heart, but it rewards outdoor enthusiast's with stunning mountain lake views. This really looks like it's straight out of a postcard. 

3. Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail

The Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail can be found near Coeur D’Alene. The trail is a moderately-trafficked loop. Take in the fantastic view of the lake and feel free to bring your furry friends on this 3.3-mile loop.

4. Iron Creek to Sawtooth Lake at Sawtooth National Forest

Get ready for a nice, long out-and-back route. This route will take you from Iron Creek near Stanley, Idaho, to the Sawtooth Lake in the Sawtooth National Forest. The trail is about five miles-long and has a hefty elevation gain of 1,700 feet. 

5. Table Rock Trail at Quarry View Park

The Table Rock Trail is heavily trafficked, and it’s easy to see why. The wild flowers all along the path are dazzling, and the distance isn’t too far. The trail has some steep climbs in certain areas though, so for prepare for a workout.

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