Hikes in the Bloomington Area

Bloomington Lake
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: easy
Usage: heavy
Location: From Bloomington, proceed west up Bloomington Canyon on Forest Road (FR) 409. Bear right at the fork in the road leading to the Bloomington Lake Trailhead.

This short trail in the wildflower meadows of Bloomington Canyon passes two popular fishing holes on the way to the spectacular Bloomington Lake. Set amidst towering granite peaks and waterfalls, this clear glacial lake is a must see. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Highline National Recreation Trail
Distance: 55 miles
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: heavy
Location: Drive south on US Highway 89 and exit onto Forest Road (FR) 411. Locate the trailhead at Beaver Creek Campground.

Hikers can choose to walk this entire trail or just a portion of it as it winds across the scenic ridge of the Bear River Mountains. However, hikers should expect company from equestrians, ATV users, as well as mountain bikers. The trail ends at the Soda Point Trailhead near the town of Grace on Highway 34. Best months for hiking are June through September.

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