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Exceptional hike and light traffic:)

Fairly easy hike, great variety of scenery, wildflowers in the spring, some great views from two rocky points, alongside Wood river. Dogs off leash.

backpacking
4 days ago

There was no trail to hike that led to the hot springs. The hot springs is right off the road on the other side of the bridge that crosses the river in Pine.

hiking
7 days ago

Good hike, pretty easy, not too steep. Very pretty scenery, transitioning from Aspen, to dense pine and then to the top of the hill which is covered in wildflowers (at least in mid June). Great views of the area from up top. Coming down was strange, we ran into a spot where the trail was absolutely riddled with giant fallen trees, not sure if they are thinning forest here but most of them looked to be uprooted and toppled. Could have traversed the maze of horizontal trees but instead found alternative route that connected back to the loop. Overall fun hike!

We made a day trip from Boise for a trail hike and dinner in Ketchum. It was a gorgeous day in late June and for us, this trail was "as good as it gets!" Very little traffic, moderate elevation, spawning fish in the tiny creek feeding into the lake, snow along the trail, mountain air. Good times!

hiking
19 days ago

Frequent views of beautiful alpine lakes. We continued off trail to the upper-most bench lake adding an extra couple miles to the hike. Not too crowded. Saw deer and ptarmigan. Only con is that the trail can get very dusty, kicking it up for the person behind you as you hike.

Did this trail Memorial Day weekend. It was incredibly beautiful. We made it all the way to the bench despite the snow. Absolutely loved it and it was worth it. This is definitely a trail for adults and teenagers. I would not do this hike with kids.

Beautiful views, lots of natural obstacles. Just my speed.

Great hike for viewing wildflowers!