Heidelberg Hill Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Heidelberg Hill Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchum, Idaho and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

Depending on who you speak to, you might hear this trail referred to as Wanderer's Way, or Heidelberg Hill. The Wanderer's Way moniker predates the Heidelberg Hill name. It was named Wanderer's Way many years ago, by the family who owns the property that the west end of the trail crosses. Heidelberg Hill is a nickname that became popular because a German-style hotel called the Heidelberg Inn used to operate near here. The hotel was torn down in 2003, but the nickname persists. The old road provides an up-and-over link to the Adams Gulch system of trails. Portions of the western, lower section of the trail have been converted into some sweeping turns that help slow descending cyclists as they approach the bottom of the hill; where lots of neighborhood children play. Please descend safely, and really take it easy as you approach the bottom, or others using the trail. Please keep dogs on leash, and pick up after your pet.

hiking
4 months ago

We took our three young girls and they all enjoyed the hike. Lots to look at- flowers, trees, birds, and insects. The sound of wind through the aspens, distant woodpeckers, and bird song was all pleasing to the ears. We came back with pockets full of pretty rocks, hiking sticks, and a bouquet of wild flowers.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail seems to exist mostly for connecting the Warm Springs area with Adams Gulch and other connected trails, but it's a decent short trail if you're walking distance from the trail head. Watch out for bikers though. Especially coming back down. They can pick up some serious speed and the trail is quite narrow for the most part.