Baker Lake Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Baker Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchum, Idaho that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

24 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Easy hike for all ages. Lots to look at, from flowers to creeks, to the final destination of the beautiful lake. Lots of people on the trail.

27 days ago

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1 month ago

Great hike! Visiting from Colorado and was looking for a mellow hike with family and our dogs. The dogs got to cool off at the lake before turning around and heading back down. The wildflowers are amazing and the contrast between the burnt trees from the recent wildfires and the bright colors of the wildflowers are beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

My map below is to Brodie Gulch Saddle. On the trail to Baker Lake at 1.4 miles (and .3 to lake) turn right on Apollo trail. there is a trail sign here. Then go .8 to the saddle. Beautiful. Then turn around and back to the trail sign. Turn right to lake and left to car. My map shows I did not go to lake as it had started to rain. This hike as of now has the best WILDFLOWERS.

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fly fishing
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Pretty lake and the hike is really easy. There was a fire a few years back and it hit this area pretty hard. It was still pretty though because all the burn allowed for new undergrowth and there was a lot of flowers. The lake is awesome as far as scenery. We fly fished and hooked a few but never landed them.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hiked this with my two daughters and a friend of there's today 8-27-15. The weather was perfect and the hike itself was pretty easy but it seemed to be longer than 2.2 miles. A lot of burnt trees along the way but the lake was beautiful and we even jumped in before heading back down.

hiking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

It was cool. I would prefer going in the morning when it's not so hot. Saw a mountain goat! Also monster fish at the lake. You should go.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

hiking
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nice easy trail with interesting side trips.

hiking
Friday, September 14, 2012

This is a nice hike, easy trail, great for kids, and big fish. :)

fly fishing
Saturday, October 01, 2011

Did this hike this year in early August. Good hike for any age, even came up to mom with 2 little girls along the way! Carried our fly poles and had a beautiful day fishing. Sadly, no bites...but still a great day! Carry a lunch and enjoy the view!