Hiking Trails in Idaho

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Hiking Trails in Idaho

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  • Adam C
    Wellington, New Zealand102 contributions
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    On my visits to Boise I spend a lot of time walking and photographing around the greenbelt in the Winter (fall) season. My favorite section is around Eagle spotting heron, woodchuck, muskrat and plenty of other birdlife, and this section of the trail is close to the river and very scenic and peaceful. I've also walked the 10 miles from Eagle to downtown Boise, which is a decent walk and took around 4 hours with plenty of stops for photographs. Highly recommend spending some time on the greenbelt for a relaxed morning/afternoon.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • AnilAggarwal
    Kurukshetra, India6,815 contributions
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    Snake river canyon trail is well paved wide trail from shoshone falls to west side of twin falls city. Walking, cycling, jogging all are allowed. Lot of viewpoints & sitting benches along the trail to relax.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • fredinmn
    Woodbury, MN387 contributions
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    Rented a couple of bikes and spent a few hours riding the Centennial Trail. For the most part, the trail is smooth and offers many stops along the way to stop and rest. We headed east out of town. The trail also goes west towards Spokane but were told going east was by far much more scenic. There are some parts when you are in town can be a bit confusing if you are still on the trail or not. There was some road construction which may have been part of the problem. There are also restrooms along the way, which was nice to have. Grab a bike and enjoy the views.
    Written 24 August 2023
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  • ROCtraveler30
    Fort Collins, CO1,559 contributions
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    Just off the Interstate, this park along the Spokane River is a great spot for a brief stop or to explore further. There are short easy walking trails to get to several overlooks of the Avista dam, falls and gorge. There is a playground for the younger set along with convenient restrooms. There was abundant wildlife around even though it is so close to town and the highway. We enjoyed a half-hour stop there on the way to CDA, even though there was some light rain falling.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Boisenb
    Boise, ID400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is very helpful to read The Big Burn. It is about the fires in the Wallace, ID area in August of 1910. This hike is were Pulaski saved most of his fire fighters by hiding in the mine. The hike is easy and it follows a stream. There are markers all along the trail which give great information. The forest is so dense that it reminds me of a rain forest. Very peaceful place.
    Written 24 September 2023
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  • Steven S
    Fort Collins, CO17 contributions
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    A beautiful, well-maintained trail that is part of a system of trails in the Ketchum - Sun Valley area. This trail provides a ride with a variety of vistas and environments - from somewhat wide open country to neighborhoods to sections that feel alpine-like. The main trail has generally easy grades. Spokes and other connecting trails can be accessed for those desiring a more strenuous workout.
    Written 27 June 2023
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  • fredinmn
    Woodbury, MN387 contributions
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    A well-marked and easy to moderate hike brings you to a couple of beautiful scenic overlooks of Coeur d'Alene Lake. When I reached the first overlook, I was amazed by the beauty. Little did I know that there was another overlook further down the trail that provided an even better viewpoint. There are some benches along the way if you need to rest and a shelter at the first overlook. Some Boy Scouts were replacing a couple of the benches when I was there. Definitely, a hike you want to do!
    Written 24 August 2023
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  • WrldTraveler1789
    Austin, TX97 contributions
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    This was a very nice and beautiful walk. When getting to the park, you first drive through a series of fields and then suddenly the paved road turns to a gravel road but don't worry, you are in the right spot. You will soon see the designated parking lot with the Official Cress Creek Sign and the federal park toilets. The first part of the trail is paved concrete that makes for an initial smooth ascent. We were with two young kids in strollers, so that was the nice part. Once you get past the "first level", the paved path stops and it is packed/ loose rock paths the rest of the trial. A little challenging with strollers but do-able. Definitely easier to carry the kids. The views are worth it though. There are several stops along the way that offer spectacular views of the valley and river below., as far as the eye can see. There are also a lot of benches along the way that allow you to rest if you need it. Its a great walk in a great location with interesting fun fact boards along the trail.
    Written 19 June 2023
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  • Hday0831
    Boise, ID34 contributions
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    This is a great hike, but definitely not for the faint of heart! I would say it’s is for at least for intermediate hikers. You start at the base of the River Run Plaza. Park in the parking lot, and then walk over the bridge and past the shops. The trail starts on the right of the River Run Express chairlift. You’ll see the sign as you keep walking. It took us about 3 hours. We started a little after 8am and the weather was perfect! The view from the top of the summit was spectacular!! The chairlifts run during the summer, and you can take the chairlift down. We stopped for lunch at the Roundhouse Restaurant, then took the gondola down the rest of the way. I highly recommend this hike!
    Written 27 August 2019
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  • George L
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am working on a project in Napa, after work I was looking for something to do. I found Wilsons Springs Ponds online read a couple reviews it sounded like a good place to walk around close by. It was very nice lots of water fowl and numerous other birds. People I met on the trails were very cordial and helpful when I ask questions.
    Written 22 November 2020
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  • wanderlust
    77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely one of the best hikes I've done. It's moderate-hard, depending on your fitness level. Starts off pretty flat but gets steeper with several switchbacks at the end. Extremely beautiful along the way (we detoured to Alpine Lake on the way back). The lake at the top is so beautiful. We had a picnic and sat by it for almost an hour before heading back down. It took us two hours to get to the top, with only a few short water breaks.
    Written 5 August 2023
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  • Tony K
    Moreno Valley, CA738 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We actually stayed in the RV Park part of this Park. Really nice flowing creek runs through Park and grounds and whole park are very nice. Walking/Bike trail through park but with a detour continues on other side of Street.
    Written 10 June 2021
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  • Carol E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trail head is fairly high above the water, giving a great view east across Lake Pend Oreille, but soon it turns south giving an entirely different, but excellent, view. It's a rocky trail, but not difficult. It ends at Greene Bay, which is a wide, rocky beach, and because of its relative remoteness, not over populated. It works best if one person drives the vehicleFab to Greene Bay to pick up the hikers.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • TeavanaGirl
    Nampa, ID26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s especially nice in April/May when a wide variety of birds are in full song and the flowers are blooming.
    Written 21 April 2021
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  • Steph S
    Caldwell, ID238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped by on our way back from Twin Falls. Happy we did. It’s beautiful! The museum was closed, but that was okay because we enjoyed walking around.
    Written 12 July 2020
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