Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Get Unplugged and Hike Idaho

Come Hike Idaho

Nothing can be more exhilarating than putting a pack on your back and setting out for either day trips or overnights in the wilderness. Idaho has many areas throughout the state that give you the opportunity to get back to nature. 

Unplug from your digital daily life and go find some adventure Idaho style! 

Hiking in Idaho State Parks

Idaho state parks in every region of the state have opportunities for hiking and learning about the natural. These Idaho state parks have exceptional hiking opportunities:

Priest Lake State Park

Farragut State Park

Ponderosa State Park

Harriman State Park

Bruneau Dunes State Park

City of Rocks National Reserve

The Ashton to Tetonia Trail

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's

Idaho City Area Yurts and Trail System

Hiking in Wilderness Areas

Idaho has some of the most beautiful wilderness in the lower 48 states, two of which, (the Frank Church and Selway Bitteroot Wilderness areas), are the largest. Follow a trail through 6,000 foot river canyons, hike to alpine lakes or jagged peaks, or find solitude on thousands of miles of hiking trails in Idaho's designated wilderness areas. Some popular wilderness areas for hiking include: 

Sawtooth Wilderness 
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
Owyhee Wilderness Areas
Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness 
Gospel Hump Wilderness
Hells Canyon Wilderness

Hiking in Idaho National Forests

More than 70% of Idaho land is public and managed by the US Forest Service and Federal Bureau of Management.  There are trails for a short hike for the whole family or a once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience.  Below is information about hiking in Idaho's National Forests and National monument areas:

Boise National Forest
Payette National Forest
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Clearwater National Forest
Nez Perce National Forest
Panhandle National Forests 
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Get Unplugged to Plug In

With so many opportunities to find that perfect hiking spot here in Idaho what are you waiting for? Step away from the laptop and turn off that smart phone. Forget selfies, snap some photos of wildlife. It is time to unplug to get plugged in to some peace and quiet. 

Make one of the small lodging facilities that are part of the "Idaho Bed & Breakfast Association" in these regions your base camp. Lets go hiking! 

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