Redfish Lake to Baron Lake via Trail 101

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Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Redfish Lake to Baron Lake via Trail 101 is a 15.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lowman, Idaho that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length15.3 miElevation gain3,533 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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44.06921, -115.00995
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Kevin Stadther
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Kevin Stadther
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Evan Bischoff
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Molly Arwood
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Hiking

Loved this hike! We took the ferry across the lake (it cost ~20 per person roundtrip when we were there). The first ~3 miles of hiking were mellow and easy-going, but once you start the switchbacks, it’s pretty tough from there on out. The views were great the whole way, though. I would highly recommend backpacking this, as relaxing at the lakes after hiking and seeing the brilliant stars at night were the highlights of the trip. We camped between upper and baron lake. Definitely worth all the steep sections of the hike!

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Green House
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Hiking

Started early and with a fast pace, we turned this into a day hike. We ended up going all the way as far as the trail seemingly ended around the northern lake. All in all, we ended up hiking a total of about 20.5 miles which was exhausting. I’d recommend staying at alpine and making a day hike from there.

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Danielle Durham
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Amazing backpacking destination for our 4th of July weekend. Every section of the hike was beautiful, and the view from Baron Divide is insane. Lots of water sources throughout. On July 3, the switchbacks from the top of the divide down to Upper Baron Lake were still mostly covered in snow. We had to scramble off-trail most of the way down, and there were some sketchy parts. Going back up was much easier. We camped on the northeast side of the upper lake & had barely any mosquitoes. All in all a great hike!

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Terry Yung
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FishingGreat!Off trailScrambleSnow

We stayed at Alpine Lake and day-tripped to the Baron Lakes and a few of the nearby peaks. The ridgeline just east of Baron Lakes is relatively accessible, and offers great views. Monte Verita offers more advanced scrambling, that will be tough in early season without crampons and an ice axe. The lakes themselves are beautiful and keep snow later into the season (late July), which helps tremendously with the bugs. Fishing was just okay - we only caught small brook trout, but they were still fun.

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Andrew Davidson
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Hiking

Great trail. The switchbacks out of Baron Lake up to the pass will blow your mind. 28 of them from the lake to the top of the pass, it's a great workout. This is about 9 miles if you take the shuttle across Redfish Lake (highly recommended).

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Josh Haun
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Overnight june 22. Good conditions, but cold. No snow till the end.

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Lindsey Gremmo
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Spectacular

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Cathy Mclaughlin
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Backpacking
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We actually started this track as a day hike from Alpine Lake. Since we were only packing about 5 lbs and it was a 5 mile round trip, it was a really enjoyable day. We had lunch between Upper Baron and Baron and we were the only people in the area. The shore of Upper Baron is so quiet you can hear a pin drop, while Baron has the sound of waterfall coming from the Upper lake.

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Henson DeBruler
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Joshua .Bowden
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Andrew Davidson
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Jason Cooper
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Laura Dickey
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Colin Chambers
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Mike Tacchella
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Megan Olson
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J V
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Megan O'Rourke
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Ted Barnett
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Ted Barnett
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