Hiking Trails in City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho


Hiking Trails in City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve in south central Idaho is an incredible place to visit. This off the beaten path reserve is famous for its incredible rock spires that offer world class rock climbing and bouldering opportunities and stunning campsites spread out along the backcountry byway that bisects the reserve. If climbing is not your thing, don’t worry about it.

There are trails spread throughout that are great for all ages and abilities and range from very easy to a bit more moderate with some slight elevation gain. Click on any of the trails listed below for a complete trail guide.

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Hiking Trails in City of Rock National Reserve

Hiking Trails in City of Rock National Reserve

Here is a list of all of the hiking trails in Idaho’s City of Rocks. They are listed from easiest to most difficult. Click on any of them for a full trail  guide with embedded field guides.

Window Arch Trail (CRNR)

0.1 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

Window Arch Trail in City of Rock N.R is short hike perfect for evening stroll with the family to a beautiful arch. This trail is kid and dog friendly.

Bath Rock Trail (CRNR)

0.25 (miles)

 Very Easy

Loop

~200 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

Bath Rock Trail in City of Rock N.R is a short hike to large natural pools of water atop of a rock formation. This trail is kid and dog friendly.

Creekside Towers Trail

0.6 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

Creekside Towers Trail in City of Rock N.R is an easy hike that is kid and dog friendly.

Bumblie Wall Trail

0.9 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

Bumblie Wall Trail in City of Rock N.R is connecting trail used primary by rock climbers, but still offers stunning scenery for hikers. This trail is kid and dog friendly.

Indian Grove Trail (CRNR)

1.6 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

Indian Grove Trail in City of Rock N.R is offers impressive views of 8,867 Graham Peak. This trail is kid and dog friendly.

Stripe Rock Trail (CRNR)

3.1 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

~500 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

Stripe Rock Trail in City of Rock N.R is offers hikers amazing views of one the most recognizable features of the "Inner City," Stripe Rock. This trail is kid and dog friendly.

North Fork Circle Creek Trail

3.25 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~500 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Idaho

North Fork Circle Creek Trail in City of Rock N.R leads in the heart of the "City." This trail is kid and dog friendly.