Recommended Stay: 3 to 5 days

Miles from Boise 180 miles/Drive Time: 3-4 hours

Trip Cost Estimate: $375 to $650

The Seven Devils are a great remote spot only a couple of hours from Boise. There are two main ways to access the mountains. The first is from Council off of Hwy 95. The route from Council will take you almost 2 hours and you will end up on the southern end of the Seven Devils and the Black Lake Campground. You can follow the directions found here. Black Lake is a high alpine lake tucked into the Seven Devils and has four camp spots. Chances are you will be the only people at the lake most weekends.

Most visitors go into the Seven Devils from Riggins and drive into the Seven Devils Campground. This route will take you about an hour and directions can be found here. From the Seven Devils Campground you can access a number of trails including the Seven Devils Trail which tends to see the most traffic. If you pass the Seven Devils Campground and continue up the road you can take in a great view from the Heavens Gate Lookout and peer down into Hells Canyon or look upon the many peaks of the Seven Devils.

Overview Map

Hiking Suggestions:

Emerald Lake (Council Side): This trail is also referred to as the Horse Heaven Trail and begins at Black Lake. You can make a quick day hike to Emerald Lake and back within a couple of hours and take in some great alpine lakes and views.

Seven Devils Trail (Riggins Side): This trail is a popular backpack route or can be done in parts as a day hike. It takes you into the heart of the Seven Devils and gives lots of amazing views.

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