Alpine Creek Trail

EASY 10 reviews
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Alpine Creek Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchum, Idaho that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,082 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
27 days ago

This is not an easy trail. To get to the lake there is a hard climb almost straight up.

hiking
1 month ago

we hike this trail every year when on vacation at alturus lake. lots of switchbacks and a beautiful rest about 2.5 miles in. a nice little sandy area on the creek. have seen lots of wildlife and some amazing views!

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

Quiet and serene trail. However, not well maintained with a number of fallen trees and the trail kind of disappears as you approach the river crossing which seems to have moved from the one in the map. We crossed via the large, white fallen tree. At the end you are by a waterfall and a view of a sawtooth formation in the distance. We tried going further up toward the lake, but it became a bit of a scramble.

hiking
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Awesome hike! Cant wait to do it again!

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Decent hike with lots of trees. Lots of switchbacks.

hiking
Friday, August 02, 2013

Nice views along the way. After about 2 1/2 miles the trail enters a sandy area near Alpine Creek. You can take the trail for several more miles up into the Alpine Creek Lakes area. The trail becomes difficult to follow in some areas after the sandy area. Eventually the trail appeared to come to a Y - one crossed the creek to the left but we took it to the right and never crossed the creek at any point. After several switchbacks, we made it to lake# 8523 on the map where another group had set up camp. Beautiful area with jagged peaks along the trail.

Monday, July 03, 2017

trail running
Friday, June 30, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016