Hikes in Idaho

Well over half of the state of Idaho is federally owned. Within the state’s patchwork of national forests, monuments, and other public lands, there is an extensive amount of hiking trails and campgrounds. Borah Peak is the highest point in Idaho at 12,662 feet. Currently hikespeak.com has only traveled to Craters of the Moon National Monument, but just like Lewis and Clark we look forward to exploring more of the gem state!

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Inferno Cone Trail Craters of the Moon National Monument Idaho cinder cone hike
Inferno Cone Trail is a short but steep path up the cinder cone at the center of the scenic loop drive in Crater of the Moon National Monument. This 6,181-foot summit provides a panoramic view of the surrounding volcanic landscape. Inferno Cone Trail is just half a mile round trip with 160 feet of elevation gain. The killer overview of Craters of the Moon is well worth... Read more.
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Distance: 0.5 miles – Elevation change: 160 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Caves Trail in Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, A hike above and below the surface of a lava flow exploring Indian Tunnel, Dewdrop Cave, Boy Scout Cave, and Beauty Cave - lava tube, lava cave, lava tunnel hiking
One of the coolest things to do anywhere there are lava flows is hike through lava tubes. This makes Caves Trail the most exciting hike in Craters of the Moon National Monument. The 1.6-mile hike visits four lava tubes, that each provide a unique experience. A sign at the trailhead explains:The Craters of the Moon landscape is more than just surface volcanic features.... Read more.
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Distance: 1.6 miles – Elevation change: 75 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
Camping Craters of the Moon National Monument Lava Flow Campground Idaho camp
If you are planning to stay overnight at Craters of the Moon National Monument, you are in luck. There is a 51-site campground near the park entrance. There isn't much else around Craters of the Moon, so it's a good thing the campground is there. If your flashlight runs out of batteries, you'll have to drive 18 miles to the small town of Arco to pick up... Read more.
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By: hikespeak Last updated: July 24, 2014