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5 Lake Backpacking/Hiking Trips Anyone Can Do

Guest writer Jason Rojas is an outdoor enthusiast who has explored all around Idaho's beautiful wilderness. Here are his picks for the top 5 lake backpacking/hiking trips that anyone can do. For more of his amazing Idaho photos, check out his Instgram @hiking_stuff

Looking for a hike around Idaho but not sure where to start? With 19,000 miles of trails in Idaho the good news is there are no shortage of trails for day hikes or backpacking. Depending on how snowy the winter, some trails are ready to hike as early as April or May. This post will detail some hikes that I have done personally over the last few years since moving to Idaho.

Norton Lakes

Difficulty: Beginner
You could do this hike in the morning and still have plenty of time to shop and eat in nearby Sun Valley. To get to the trailhead from the south, drive through Sun Valley on Highway 75 for about 20 minutes until you turn left on NFD 162. Simply follow the dirt road until you see the Norton Lakes sign and turn right. T…

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