Blackline Guides | Hiking & Trail Running

The most unrestricted, simple, and most environmentally considerate activity covered in our guides is the Hiking and Trail Running section. Hiking and Trail Running requires the least amount of gear. What can be simpler than pulling on a pair of running shoes or hiking boots and heading off into the hills.

As Henry David Thoreau said, "Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."

Idaho has some of the most gorgeous hiking and running trails. From glistening alpine lakes to wildflower meadows, to snowy mountain peaks, and strange lava flow landscapes, it contains a very diverse ecology.

One of the most serene ways to experience the outdoors in Idaho is by hiking or running. It allows a person time and peace to reconnect with nature. To “stop and smell the flowers” and really soak nature in. The pace of travel takes us back to our ancestry. It is the speed that we are meant to move in at a primeval level.

Many of the hikes are within Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas. It is the author’s belief that these areas should not only be preserved, but that they should be expanded when social and environmental conditions allow. Although these guidebooks do describe trails for mountain biking and motorized travel, it is the author’s opinion that wild lands and wilderness are becoming exponentially more important as our society is becoming more technologically advanced and industrialized.

I could write about the joys of hiking and running for hours upon hours, but the best way for you to find out what I am talking about is to go out and experience it for yourself. Below are a few suggestions of trails to get you started.

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