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Carbonate Mountain Trail is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Hailey, Idaho that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 1,351 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Views
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Barbi Jolley
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Hiking

A tough trek up, but nice switchbacks on the way down.

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Pistol Annie
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Hiking

Pretty views

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Wade Karren
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Hiking

Great views of the valley

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michael reed
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Hiking

it was fun, two ways up a longer easier path or straight up hard path. Been a while since I've hiked next time will be faster.

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Julian Radford
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Hiking

Slow easy grind up the switchbacks, technical decent down the rocky spine. Great views of Hailey and surrounds. Dip your feet in the Big Wood River after.

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Belén Bozzo
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HikingGreat!

Very first hike in Idaho. Fun and super rewarding views! Would do it again.

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Zack Gonzalez
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HikingGreat!

Started off on the switchbacks but took a wrong turn at the graffiti wall and ended up scaling straight up the mountain. Had to stop a few times and the path straight up isn’t really marked, but solid footing the entire time. Top of the mountain was amazing, beautiful views. Found the switchbacks in the way down and it was a breeze heading back. Tons of fun and totally doable, even for a few beginner hikers like us.

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Luke Johnston
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Hiking

My wife, six year old, and 9 year old did this hike. We went straight up to the top - the kiddos struggled with it. We took the switchbacks on the way down - MUCH easier. If you have younger kids, I recommend the switchbacks up and down. Beautiful views, though!

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Erin Dunning
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Walking

Nice walk up to the top, very steep if you go straight up, but switchbacks make it easy if you take them instead. Dry and hot with no shade, but view on top is beautiful

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Lucy Branum
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HikingNo shade

Nice trail, great workout. Kid friendly: my two year old handled it pretty easily. Down was a different story for him but slow and steady he did fine. Beautiful view, had fun watching planes take off.

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Tatiana Greener
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HikingNo shade

This trail has no shade. Don’t do on a warm summer day. It’s great for hard exercise. Go straight up and your calves will be hollering. Loose rock but surprisingly stable. Switchbacks make an easier trail

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Kayla Johnson
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HikingNo shade
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Ben Enders
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Trail is dry and in great shape.

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louie vassoler
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Hiking

great trail for a good workout

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James Bailey
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Hiking

Straight up to top, .9 miles, nice rock trail, easy to follow. Take switch backs down. 2.7 miles total. No shade, not advisable summer mid day.

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Amanda Rowe Jedziniak
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Hiking

We (myself, husband and two kiddos) just moved to Hailey 3 weeks ago and decided it was time to check out this trail! We arrived and started our hike. Unfortunately we were not able to get very far due to the high wind gusts. We made it to the spray painted foundation of whatever use to be there (told you we didn’t make it far

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Scott Hemings
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Hiking

Was just passing through for 24 hrs and wanted to get out for some exercise. Walked to the trail head from the hotel in town. It’s a pretty good gain of elevation over a short distance and then you can walk or jog down the switch backs. You can walk up the switchbacks as well to make the climb easier. Trail head is easy to find, trail maps were easy to read. Great view of the valley, good exercise, just what I needed!

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Sabrina Tockook
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HikingNo shade

No snow on the trail in either direction. We hiked the switchbacks up and jogged back down. Great workout and nice quick hike with great views of Hailey and surroundings.

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vic martin
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Hiking

Daily hike for those living in Hailey. Good steep ascent if you climb the ridge line. Jog the switchbacks down for a great workout. Snow, for the most part is off the walking trail this morning.

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Joan Loubot
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pretty view of whole south valley

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Whitney Pomeroy
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Hiking

We took the trail straight up and the switchbacks on our way down. The straight up trail is a great climb and has spectacular views of Hailey, but note that it has some pretty sharp rocks. The switchback trail is more like soft dirt, which was better on the dogs’ feet. If you’re going in the summer, start early to beat the heat. Then let the dogs cool off in the river when you get back to the bottom.

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Chloe Morrin
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Hiking

It’s pretty hard/moderate! I was also carrying a baby.. i loved the views and clean path

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Dianne Goudin
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Hiking

There are 2 routes to choose from— the steep, straight out shot trail (1.8mi RT) and the meandering, switchback trail (4.8mi RT). I took the steep one and definitely an butt-kicker for the incline grade plus the elevation gain in such short of a distance. Nonetheless the view at the top is amazing and you can see the beautiful town of Hailey down below. Worth a workout for a short amount of time!

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Mike Sheehan
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Hiking

views from the top are stunning. it's a challenging hike but very rewarding. Great for hiking in winter as it's one of the few snowless mountains. Everywhere else you look has a lot more snow. As others have said, it is completely shadeless though, so I could see this being completely unenjoyable in the summer.

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Jason Marenda
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Alysha Herich
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This hike pretty much blows. The views at the top are awesome, but it's totally exposed and there aren't any real views until the top. if you want to go for a more "adventurous" route up this, go out to the bench and then straight up the ridge line. It's a better workout and it's kinda fun navigating the rocks.

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Francis Van Meter
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Hiking

No shade, start early and carry extra water, views are just ok, wildflowers in spring.

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Mitchell Brown
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Hiking

Short but fun hike. Easy to fit in a quick hour hike to see city.

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ToeKnee P!
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Hiking

Enjoyed the trip! Took the long route rather than straight up!

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Monty Heath
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It's rather steep to bike on. Hiking is nice. Two choices, switchbacks or right up the ridge. No shade.

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