The Hike To Idaho's Pretty Little Packsaddle Lake Is Short And Sweet
There are so many amazing hikes and stunning lakes in Idaho. Oftentimes, the hikes to some of Idaho’s most beautiful lakes can be long and arduous. Not so with the short hike to the gorgeous Packsaddle Lake in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. This .8 mile out-and-back trail leads to the crystal clear waters of Packsaddle Lake. On a hot day, be sure to bring your swimsuit for a quick dip in the water!
Packsaddle Lake is a hidden gem in southeast Idaho. About 32 miles from Rexburg, this stunning lake is located in the Big Hole Mountains on the western side of Teton Valley.
The Packsaddle Lake Trailhead is located on Packsaddle Lake Road in Tetonia. For the shorter hike, you will want to drive to trailhead marker 212. Visitors have commented that to get to marker 212, you will want 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive. Otherwise, you will want to park at the main trailhead and take the longer hike route.
Before your hike, don't forget to soak in the stunning views of the Teton mountain range. Bring your camera so you can capture this gorgeous scenery.
The trail down to Packsaddle Lake from trail marker 212 is a .8 mile out-and-back trail. While short, the trail can be steep at times, so keep that in mind and be sure to have proper hiking gear!
The trail leads to the gorgeous lake. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the clear waters or even taking a swim.
For adventurous hikers and swimmers, be sure to check out the rope swing!
The next time you are looking for a short hike to an amazing lake, be sure to check out the
Packsaddle Lake Trail here in Idaho. You will not be disappointed!
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Packsaddle Lake, Idaho 83452, USA