Alpine Creek Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Alpine Creek Trail is a 7.5 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
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016