Bald Mountain: Cold Springs Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Bald Mountain: Cold Springs Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchum, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,050 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 hours ago

This trail as mapped here is to Roundhouse NOT the summit. The summit is an additional 2 miles (and about another 1800' elevation gain!) one way from the Roundhouse Connector, which is itself .7 miles. The signs at the bottom are misleading because it says 3.7 mi. to Roundhouse and 5 to the summit but the connector makes it so that it's a considerable detour to do so.

Pro Tip: the gondola at roundhouse is free on the way down.

If you want to continue to the summit, you can append that 4 mile round trip and take the connector to roundhouse for the free ride down making for a 7.7 mi total trail. Roundhouse is worth a stop too for some food and beer and to really absorb those views!

hiking
18 days ago

Well maintained and the view is incredible!!!

hiking
9 months ago

Moderately strenuous trail with great views the whole way. The hike to the overlook is predominantly shady, and the rest of the hike is a nice balance of sun and shade. We hiked this Sept. 30th, and the trail was clear, although we saw snow patches higher up. We turned this into a loop by hiking up Bald Mountain Trail, then coming down Saddle Up Flow Trail and taking the Roundhouse Connector Trail back to the main trail. This trail also works for running; although parts are rocky, we found it relatively smooth and root-free.

11 months ago

My track below is the Bald Mountain Trail. It is a tough up but worth the effort. Free ride down the mountain. Great lunch at Roundhouse Resturant.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

This was difficult. We ride the gondola up, not really planning a hike. We got to the top to take a look at the beautiful view and decided to walk down. Quite steep at times. Lots of rocks. Good hike tho. Very pretty.

backpacking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Great hike. Some sections of trail was closed hit beautiful long hike. Plenty of shade and well marked.

hiking
Friday, July 15, 2016

Not sure what trail Sam is talking about. The Cold Springs trail I hike starts at the bottom of the Cold Springs lift. However, just to get to this trailhead u have to hike up a fairly steep road that may actually be the hardest part of the hike. The trail winds around the south side of Seattle Ridge and finally ends at the top of the Broadway ski run. However, u are not yet to the top. Plan this hike carefully as it is not a family friendly hike. It will wear u out. However once u get to the top u get a free ride down on the lift/gondola.

hiking
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Great hike with kids. Great views of entire valley including Ketchum and the Sun Valley resort.

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9 months ago

recorded bald mountain trail

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