Short Hikes

Any time spent out in the wild is good time, even if it’s just a short escape. Below is a list of shorter hikes I’ve taken, most of which are good options for youngsters or those who don’t get out all that much. These are five miles or shorter, and most have a trail all the way. Click on any of the description links for a trip report and photos.

3/24/2024View BenchmarkWasatchDeer Ridge3Day
3/17/2024Rattlesnake PeakBennett HillsRattlesnake Spring4Day
2/24/2024Van Duesen PontWest MountainsRock Creek2Day
2/24/2024French Corner PeaksWest MountainsDry Creek Road3Day
3/25/2023Hardtrigger CanyonOwyheesHardtrigger Creek2Day
8/20/2022Liberal Mountain & Cannonball MountainSoldier MountainsUpper Cannoball Creek4Day
4/30/2021Queens CrownPioneersQueens Crown2Day
3/7/2021Teapot DomeBennett HillsTeapot Road3Day
5/25/2019Dry Buck MountainWest MountainsDry Buck Summit3Day
4/11/2019Sandia CrestSandia MountainsEllis2Day
11/24/2018Big Foot ButteOwyheesSouth Side3Day
11/3/2018Hoodoo PeakBoise MountainsRabbit Creek Summit3Day
4/18/2018Red CathedralBlack Mountains - DVNPZabriskie Point2Day
4/18/2018Hickison BenchmarkToquima RangeHighway 50 BM 63244Day
6/29/2017Grand View PointTetonsGrandview Point2Day
5/27/2017Bald MountainOwyheesBald Mountain2Day
3/31/2017Cinder Cone ButteOwyheesCinder Cone Butte2Day
8/14/2016Hard Creek LakeLick CreekHard Creek51 night
6/17/2016Young HillSan Juan IslandEngilish Camp2Day
3/19/2016Bruneau Sand Dunes - Big DuneOwyheesBig Dune2Day
7/18/2015Mill LakeSmoky MountainsMill Creek51 night
6/21/2015Shafer ButteBoise MountainsPioneer Lodge3Day
8/2/2014Lake SereneLick CreekGrass Mountain Lake51 night
6/16/2014Gaylor Peak & LakesYosemite NPTioga Pass3Day
6/15/2014Sentinel DomeYosemite NPSentinel Dome2Day
4/16/2014Juniper Gulch (Leslie Gulch)OwyheesJuniper Gulch3Day
1/1/2014Stargaze PointBoise MountainsBeaver Cr Summit3Day
12/27/2013Sinker ButteOwyheesSwan Falls Dam5Day
6/16/2013Gardiner PeakBoise MountainsPeace Sign Rock5Day
3/10/2013Kuna ButteOwyheesForrey Road2Day
11/23/2012Guffey ButteOwyheesCelebration Park3Day
11/3/2012Buck MountainOwyheesShares Basin2Day
6/17/2012Aldape PeakBoise MountainsAldape Summit3Day
4/28/2012Stewart PointBoise MountainsBogus Basin Road1Day
3/20/2012Packer ButteBennett HillsCat Creek Road2Day
3/20/2012The Cross & Avalanche PeakBouldersGalena Summit4Day
12/31/2011Cervidae PeakBoise MountainsSoutheast Ridge4Day
9/23/2011Moscow MountainPalouseMoscow Mountain2Day
6/19/2011Highland PeakBoise MountainsHilltop2Day
8/20/2010Upper Hazard LakeLick CreekHazard Lake51 night
8/07/2010Fourth of July LakeWhite Clouds4th July3Day
6/25/2010Langer LakeSalmon RiverLanger Monument51 night
7/24/2009Grass Mountain LakesLick CreekGrass Mountain Lake51 night
3/28/2009Guffey ButteOwyheesCelebration Park2Day
12/6/2008Upper Daggett PointBoise MountainsClear Creek Summit2Day
10/3/2008Mores MountaInBoise MountainsShafer Butte Picnic Area2Day
5/24/2008Three Point MountainDanskin MountainsBlacks Creek Pass2Day
7/23/2005Boulder LakeLick CreekBoulder Cr4Day
5/25/2001Elk Creek FallsClearwater NFFalls Rec Area2Day
6/1/1999Lady Face FallsSawtoothsStanley Lake5Day

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