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The Best Hikes in Idaho — Sorted By Difficulty & Type Of Scenery

When it comes to awe-inspiring natural wonders, Idaho often flies under the radar. But those in the know understand that this rugged, mountainous state is a true gem for outdoor enthusiasts. With an abundance of pristine wilderness, crystal clear lakes, and dramatic peaks, Idaho is a hiker's paradise. Whether you're a casual stroller or a seasoned peak-bagger, the Gem State has trails to suit every adventurer.

At Cordova Outdoors, we know a thing or two about outfitting outdoor aficionados for success. From our durable Backcountry Class soft coolers- Backpacks, daypacks, and lunchpacks to our Trailhead Class Drinkware that keeps beverages piping hot or icy cold, we've got the gear to fuel your Idaho adventures. So lace up those boots, pack your Cordova essentials, and let's explore some of the best hikes Idaho has to offer.

The Serene Sawtooth Lake Trail

For those seeking a serene, easy-going jaunt, the Sawtooth Lake Trail in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a must. This 9-mile out-and-back trek winds through lush pine forests, wildflower-dotted meadows, and culminates at the stunning, turquoise-hued Sawtooth Lake, framed by the jagged Sawtooth Mountains. Bring your Cordova Backcountry Class Daypack cooler to stash snacks, extra layers, and your trusty Trailhead Tumbler to stay hydrated along the way.

Boise’s Famous Table Rock Trail

If you're in the mood for a more strenuous challenge, set your sights on the Boise Foothills and the Table Rock Trail. This 5.5-mile out-and-back route gains over 1,200 feet in elevation, rewarding hikers with panoramic views of the Boise skyline and the surrounding Boise Front. Fuel up beforehand with a hot coffee from your Trailhead Class 14oz Camp Mug, and don't forget to pack your Backcountry Lunch Pack to refuel midway.

Jaw Dropping Hells Canyon Overlook Trail

For those chasing the ultimate Idaho vista, the Hells Canyon Overlook Trail is a true bucket-list hike. This arduous 14-mile out-and-back trek plunges you into the depths of the Hells Canyon wilderness, the deepest gorge in North America. The payoff? Breathtaking views of the dramatic, snake-like curves of the Snake River winding through the canyon below. Bring your Backcountry Class Backpack cooler to comfortably carry extra layers, snacks, and plenty of water for this all-day adventure.

No matter which Idaho trails you decide to explore, be sure to pack your rugged Cordova Outdoors gear to stay fueled, hydrated, and adventure-ready. Our products are designed to withstand the rigors of the great outdoors, so you can focus on soaking in the stunning scenery and making memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? The trails of Idaho are calling.

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