The 5 Best Places To Go Huckleberry Picking In Idaho This Summer

Potato? For many Idahoans, it’s all about the huckleberry! The huckleberry was officially named the state fruit in 2010, and for good reason. We love huckleberries and all things containing huckleberries. However, the best part about enjoying this delicious berry is the adventure in finding it! It’s notoriously difficult to cultivate huckleberries commercially, and the main method of obtaining them is by….well, going out and picking them.

Since huckleberries thrive at higher elevations, going into the mountains is a must. Berry picking season begins usually in mid-June and goes through August, but of course this varies based on weather and other factors. Many Idahoans are pretty tight lipped about their favorite huckleberry picking spots, but this list contains some good places for you to start!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you gone huckleberry picking? What’s your favorite spot? Let us know!