Become a Steward of Idaho’s Trails Join ITA During Our 7th Annual Membership Drive Dear Idaho Backcountry and Wilderness Trail Lovers: Idaho’s network of backcountry trails leads hikers to and through some of our state’s most beautiful, hidden places. As one of the state’s fastest growing volunteer-driven organizations dedicated to ... Read More
Deep Lake Photo courtesy of: www.idahoaclimbingguide.com Distance: 1.8 miles out-and-back Total elevation gain: 550 feet Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 6,800 feet to 7,350 feet Topographic Map: Victor Peak Time: 1 hour Season: Late June through October Water Availability: Deep Lake Cautionary Advice: Trail travels through extensive burn area. ... Read More
On June 25, volunteers with the Idaho Trails Association (ITA) completed maintenance work on the Beehive Lakes Trail in the Sandpoint District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Fourteen ITA members and friends brushed out 4 ½ miles of trail, re-built or re-opened 43 water diversion ditches, and cut out ... Read More
Our first trail work party of 2016 was another great success. On Friday, April 29, eight volunteers helped the Idaho Trails Association (ITA) do maintenance work on the English Point Trail #80 in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The group cleaned out water bars, cut back brush, cleaned sod off ... Read More
National Trails Day 2015 was a success from the start. Volunteers met at the BLM field Office in Boise and carpooled to the Perjue Canyon Trailhead in the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness. REI supplied sandwiches, chips and drinks while volunteers provided homemade cookies for the return trip. 15 volunteers made ... Read More
We are collaborating with IYWI another Idaho nonprofit organization to get youth outdoors and experience nature! IYWI will create opportunities for Idaho’s youth to experience overnight wilderness adventures provided by trained and equipped adult youth leaders. The mission of IYWI is to create opportunities for Idaho youth to experience overnight ... Read More
The following is a guest blog from Teton hiking trails. Restoration of Jenny Lake Trails Continues in 2015 The Spring 1939 issue of Grand Teton Nature Notes pronounced that “By far the most popular trail in the park is the lower portion of the Cascade Canyon Trail which leaves Jenny ... Read More
Our second trail work party of 2015 was another great success. We had 15 Rock star volunteers come help maintain trail in the Hell’s Canyon National Recreation area. We partnered with the Payette National Forest Service to work on trail #223 Eckles Creek trail in Hell’s Canyon. We ... Read More
I am going to re-hash the old weight versus taste argument. Do you take whole food or dehydrated? Believe it or not, your body has the answers! Many Rock Climbers will lean towards the freeze dried due to weight and a Backpacker tends to go with the more whole food ... Read More
Our first trail work party of 2015 was a huge success. We had over 30 volunteers eager to get outside on a gorgeous Saturday in January! We partnered with the Bruneau Field Office of the BLM to work on the Oolite Interpretive Trail in the Owyhees. We did ... Read More
ITA’sMission Idaho Trails Association promotes the continued enjoyment of Idaho’s hiking trails. The Idaho Trails Association (ITA) is a non-profit organization. ITA’s Purpose: To facilitate the active enjoyment of Idaho’s public lands and hiking trails, the Idaho Trails Association brings together citizens and develops partnerships to foster: Care-taking of Idaho’s hiking ... Read More
We have lots of great volunteer projects coming up! To sign up early for one of these projects email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email make sure to reference the project(s) you want to sign up for. After you sign-up, an ITA representative will be in touch. Thank you for your interest ... Read More
The Idaho Trails Association would like to introduce a new monthly update on hiking and snowshoeing trails around Idaho. We’re grateful to be able to utilize materials from Hiking Idaho and other resources. Scott Marchant envisioned a mission for Hiking Idaho to publish guidebooks that make available accurate and inspiring ... Read More
This hike is a popular destination in Boise and from Scott Marchant’s book The Hiker’s Guide to Greater Boise. Table Rock Loop Distance: 4.1 miles loop Total Elevation Gain: 900 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,750 feet to 3,650 feet Topographic Map: Boise South Time: 1 hour to 30 minutes ... Read More
Celebrate 50 years of making memories with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation with free ski and snowshoe day!
Saturday, January 10th is a great opportunity to ski or snowshoe your local state park for free. The park entrance fees will be waived and some parks will have free use of equipment. The activities being offered differ from park-to-park some of the activities being offered are free skiing and ... Read More
Tucked away in some of Idaho’s tallest Peaks, Boulder Lake is surrounded by a rim of jagged, sky-scraping peaks that will leave your eyes popping out. You’ll find extraordinary views of the Devil’s Bedstead and other unnamed peaks topping out near or above 12,000 feet.
Climb through lush forests, of cedar, hemlock, alpine fir, and spruce to the beautiful Beehive Lakes. These mountain lakes are tucked into a high cirque basin in the Selkirk Crest. Hikers are rewarded with views of Roman Nose, The Beehive, Pack River, and Twin Peaks. Options for scrambles to the top of the Crest are also available, where even more spectacular views can be found.
Stunning views of Lake Pend Oreille, the Cabinet Mountains, and the Selkirk Mountains await you on top of Bonner County's tallest peak. Hikers will likely find company at the top, where mountain goats negotiate rock outcroppings and steep cliffs.