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Things To Do: Pine & Featherville Idaho

South of the Sawtooth Wilderness is 380 miles of trails, a large lake, and 2 small towns: Featherville and Pine ID, just 10 miles apart.

You will find a wide range of "Idaho things to do": rafting, kayaking, trail hikes, ATVing, snowmobile rentals, fly-fishing, and boating.

Your adventure begins where the mountain snow forms the Boise River.

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This is NOT the tourist trap of Stanley. It's rustic and remote, with over 30 campgrounds. Or maybe you like glamping

Enjoy your stay in town with a charming lodge and cabins, as well as delicious dinner at mom-and-pop restaurants.

And you always get hot breakfast with your room stay.

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Trinity Hot Springs

Trinity Hot Springs is a fantastic, family-friendly thermal. It offers a rustic setting, located along Grouse Creek. Experience the tranquility of this resort while enjoying yoga or camping.

Dip in the open-air pool with a unique gravel bottom. What sets Trinity apart is natural health water, certified as "Naturliches Heilwasser.

Johnson Bridge Hot Springs

Warm water bubbles up near Johnson Bridge, which crosses the South Fork of the Boise River. The pools are user built with gravel and rocks filling the bottoms.

The Bridge Hot Springs is walking distance to Abbot Campground.

Baumgartner Hot Springs

Baumgartner Hot Springs is a natural pool in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest. It offers a serene and relaxing escape with a concrete pool and an average temperature of 111℉.

No pets, glass, alcohol, or soaps allowed. There is a parking fee and a short hike. Directions

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Ghost Towns

Rocky Bar Ghost Town

Rocky Bar is the perfect family day trip, just a 30-minute drive from Featherville. Founded in 1863, Rocky Bar could have been the territory's capital.

With a population of 2,500 people at one point, it was a thriving community. Unfortunately, a devastating fire in the 1890s caused significant damage to the ghosttown. Learn More


Once a bustling mining town in the late 1800s and early 1900s; however, as the mines dried up, the town slowly began to decline. Today, Atlanta is a ghost town with only a few residents remaining. 

Visitors can still see the remnants of the town's once-thriving past, including abandoned buildings, old mining equipment, and a cemetery.

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Rock Climbing in Boise Mountains

Steel Mountain is a rare find in the Boise Mountain area as it offers true rock climbing routes to it's summit. Despite its impressive features, it receives minimal trad climbers each year. There are also interesting landmarks, such as a lookout tower remnant and an old hermit's shack nearby. Learn More

Two Point Mountain at 10,124' is the highest peak in the Boise Mountains and offers scenic views of the Sawtooth Wilderness Range. Access to the mountain is limited and involves crossing Bear Creek. The SSE slopes of Two Point have an easy ridge for scrambling.

The Trinity Mountains offer several ridgelines to walk and scramble with elevations over 9,000 feet. The face of Rainbow Ridge drops several hundred feet into a lake basin, but being so remote few have investigated for rock climbing.

All these backpacking and rock climbing areas are about 30 miles to the trailhead from the Hayhurst Bed & Breakfast.

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Rockhounding Near Pine ID

Rockhounding is a fun and exciting at Dismal Swamp despite the name. You can find smoky quartz crystals by digging with basic equipment. While most of the crystals are small, occasionally larger ones can be found.

There are many holes dug by others where you can continue to find smoky quartz and topaz.

Dismal Swamp is about 30 minutes northwest of Rocky Bar ghost town. You can easily explore both in a day!
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Skiing at Soldier Mountain

Pine, Idaho is a hidden gem for winter sports enthusiasts. Soldier Mountain is a great destination for both snowboarding and skiing

With challenging terrain and affordable prices, beginners love the magic carpet ride and experts can reserve a Snow Cat taking you to the top of Smoky Dome at 10,095 feet.  

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Soldier Mountain resort is only 59 minutes away from Hayhurst Bed & Breakfast. Find A Room

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