Roman Nose Lakes

#2 of 40 trails in Kaniksu National Forest

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Roman Nose Lakes is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Bonners Ferry, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping, fishing & hiking and is accessible from May until October.

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Frank Roberts (66)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike for young kids. Just don't let google route you. You don't want to go up ruby creek road, unless you are taking an atv,.

Scott Lovenbury (277)

6 Completed6 Reviews

One of my favorite camping places. 3 lakes are a long 18 mile drive on a gravel, washboard road, but it's worth it. Upper lake is my favorite. Easy hike about 2.5 miles from trailhead. The upper lake sits at the bottom of a 900' cliff that used to have an old fire lookout tower on top. It blew over about 10 years ago. The peak is Roman Nose. Lots of wildlife around and fairly good fishing. Lake is stocked with Cutthroat trout. Tough climb up the boulder field on the side of the cliff to the top of Roman Nose but the views are awesome. The edge of the cliff from the top is a shear drop off so be careful.

Dave Ashford (3572)

71 Completed56 Reviews

Beautiful lakes in high country. Muddy and snowy on part of the trail, especially upper lake in early July. The saw a moose at the middle lake. Long drive on a dirt road to get there, but worth the trip.

Chad Brockus (1117)

22 Completed23 Reviews

Easy access to a set of sub-alpine lakes. You can drive to the largest of the three lakes and it's just a short hike to the other two. It has been years since I've been to the lower lake, but the trail to the upper lake climbs the ridge behind Roman Nose Lake #3 and goes through the old Sundance Burn. As you approach the upper lake, it can be a bit muddy, but the Forest Service has been putting in bridges and walkways. Also as you approach the upper lake, you will enter the timber again. Very nice set of lakes although it can be really crowded.

Michele R. (101)

it was a easy trail going to hike up into higher mountain lakes in a few days. go in the evening when the wind dies down for fishing we came off the trail and the fish were biting we'll know next time. had a good day taking pictures.

Rich Leon (2258)

16 Completed54 Reviews

A quick fix of alpine backcountry can be found north of Sandpoint,Idaho in the Kaniksu National Forest.Roman Nose Lakes offer incredible views,hillsides covered in wildflowers and maybe a catch or two of high mountain trout.Upper Roman Nose Lake is the reason the area's name becomes apparent;the peak overlooking the lake looks like nothing so much as a prominent schnozz.