Spring has finally settled in and Summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning what swimming spots you’d like to visit this year. There are the popular spots like Redfish Lake, Bear Lake, etc. but they fill up fast. If you’re the type of person who likes their space, it may be worth it to hike to one of Idaho’s many hidden mountain lakes for a private swimming spot. Of course, you don’t have to swim to enjoy the incredible beauty that is waiting for you at the end of this hiking trail. There’s something kind of magical about this hidden lake tucked away in the heart of the Targhee National forest and it makes for the perfect place to fish, camp, or just stare at. This one definitely belongs on your bucket list.

Have you hiked the Upper Palisades Lake Trail? Idaho is full of so many hidden lakes that are just sitting there waiting to be discovered. Check out our list of 9 Hidden Lakes In Idaho for more!

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