Hiking

From foothills to mountain tops, Idaho's wilderness offers some of the best hiking in the country. With over 19,000 miles of trails, hikers can find everything from paved recreational trails to remote wilderness paths with steep, rocky inclines. Idaho even has several trails that are nationally recognized including The Idaho Centennial Trail, which extends approximately 1,200 miles from Nevada through Idaho up to the Canadian border. In 1990, it was officially designated by the Idaho Parks and Recreation Board and became the first trail to be adopted into the State Recreational Trail System. The trail is great for other activities including mountain biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Another nationally recognized trial, the Clearwater Snake National Recreational Trail, is a 25-mile paved, urban recreational trail that connects Lewiston with Hells Gate State Park and can be accessed for a wide variety of activities including roller-blading, walking and biking.

Idaho is also home to a stretch of the famous Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, which crosses through the Bitterroot Mountains of north central Idaho. Other places to find hiking adventures include the Sawtooth Mountains, Frank Church Wilderness Area and Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains. You can also try a hike up to the top of Mt. Borah, Idaho's highest peak.

Whether hikers are out to view some wildlife, get a little exercise, or just enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Idaho's outdoors, everything they are looking will be found on an Idaho hiking trail.

For more information on all hiking trails throughout Idaho, visit: www.visitidaho.org/thingstodo/hiking.aspx

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