Carbonate Mountain Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews

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.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,351 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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mountain biking

views

great trail for a good workout

hiking
24 days ago

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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3 months ago

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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3 months ago

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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no shade
5 months ago

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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6 months ago

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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

pretty view of whole south valley

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Monday, July 23, 2018

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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Thursday, July 05, 2018

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

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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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Monday, February 19, 2018

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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Monday, September 04, 2017

Saturday, July 08, 2017

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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

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Friday, July 01, 2016

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

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Friday, April 01, 2016

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

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