9 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Idaho Should Take
I recently came across this article advertised in FaceBook. Being an Idahoan, and growing up hiking some of these places made me want to share it with you. The City of Rocks is a popular place to learn rock-climbing.These are short hikes that should be easy for most hikers and readily accessible. Have a look, and see which ones you want to hike to.
Idahoans may be known for their stamina, natural climbing and navigational abilities, and even an unrivaled passion for the great outdoors, but when it comes to immersing oneself in nature, the hike to get there doesn’t always have to be long and strenuous. There are literally thousands of trails across the state that are mere minutes from main cities, or require just a short trek through the wilderness to get somewhere absolutely incredible, scenic, remote, or photo-worthy. For a perfect adventure no matter the season, check out one of these easy trails that are under 5 miles, round-trip.
Even as the seasons change, these awesome hikes are short, easy, and perfect for all age levels. Which one will you try first?
Howdy. I've been hiking most of my life. I spent my young boyhood hiking up and down the mountains in Hell's Canyon, bordering Oregon & Idaho with my father. He taught me important wilderness skills that I have passed on to my own sons. Since growing up in Idaho and hiking all over the Sawtooth and Selway wilderness areas, I have since hiked in the Andes and several trips diving and hiking in Antarctica, including the "Footsteps of Shackleton" expedition. I was also active in National Ski Patrol for 15 years, including Avalanche control and rescue. Since then I have become a Doctor of Trauma & Orthopaedics at Oxford England with an interest in Expedition Medicine.
My son, Jeremy is now the main hiker in the family with weekend hikes throughout the summer and will share his adventures.