Idaho Nature September 28, 2017
7 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Idaho With A Spectacular End View
Summer may be gone, but hiking season is still alive and well. If anything, the cooler weather and the magical fall colors makes hiking in Autumn preferable to the dog days of summer. These 7 hikes are perfect to do during fall, and their short length make them great for all skill levels. Check out these amazing trails and don’t miss out all on of Idaho’s beauty during this season!
1. Fishhook Creek Trail
Fishhook Creek is a popular way of getting out and exploring the Sawtooth Wilderness. This easy, out and back trail is only 5 miles total. Covered by beautiful and towering trees, you'll hike along a gentle and scenic creek in the forest setting. Located near Stanley, the trail head begins at Redfish Lake Lodge.
2. Table Rock Trail
It's almost a rite of passage for any Boise-an to hike up to Table Rock. This popular trail is heavily trafficked all times of the year, but it's hard to stay away with the view you're rewarded at the end. This 3.8 miles loop trail is short, but there are several steep sections with a total elevation gain of nearly 1,000 feet. The aerial view of the City of Trees at the end, in vibrant fall colors, is something that must be experienced.
3. Pulaski Tunnel Trail
The Pulaski Tunnel Trail is incredible for a number of reasons. First of all, it has an incredible history attached to it that you can read all about
Secondly, the setting is downright beautiful and is a favorite among Wallace, Idaho locals for this reason. The trail is 4 miles out and back and follows along Placer Creek. Autumn is the perfect time to do this hike!
4. English Point Yellow Loop Trail
This family friendly trail takes you through the heart of a forest located near Hayden, Idaho. With a well-maintained boardwalk leading you, the hike is more like a leisurely stroll through some incredible scenery. With occasional views of Hayden Lake and plenty of wildlife, this is sure to become one of your favorite fall hikes in Idaho.
5. Adam's Gulch Trail
This loop trail in Sun Valley, Idaho is a little longer at 6 miles total. However, it's well worth it and fairly easy to do. The Sawtooth National Forest hangs above the trail. Pine trees surround you and you'll be led through splendid and vibrantly colored aspen trees.
6. Stevens Lakes Trail
The hike to Stevens Lakes is four miles out and back. Located near Mullan, Idaho, this is a more moderate trail with some steep passages. It experiences some pretty light traffic, so you'll likely be treated to a quiet hike towards the stunning mountain lakes at the end of the trail.
7. Priest Lake Navigation Trail
Priest Lake is frequently referred to as the "Crown Jewel of Idaho" and it's easy to see why. Located near Bonners Ferry, the trail to the lake is breathtaking to put it lightly. The easy hike through the forest is picturesque and the sight of Priest Lake at the end is something you'll surely never forget!
What’s your favorite Autumn hike? Let us know!
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