Looking for a great trail near Ketchum, Idaho? AllTrails has 35 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lions, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Atkinson Park or Baker Creek Picnic Area. Ready for some activity? There are 21 moderate trails in Ketchum ranging from 2.6 to 17.7 miles and from 5,757 to 10,085 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Nice trip! Really nice trip! Hiked counter clockwise to toxaway lake the first day. The second day we took a day trip up sand mountain pass, over to Imogene and Edith lakes. Got back to camp faster than expected so fished on toxaway all afternoon and spent our second night there. Day 3 headed to Alice lake and wow! There are two sites that are towards the end of the lake and they are worth getting there early! Amazing! Swam for a while then fished all evening. We all caught nice size Brooke’s. Day 4 out was a bit longer than expected but a nice finish to the trip

Went in late August and weather was pretty chilly, mid 30s at night

3 months ago

Beautiful and not too challenging. Last part of hike is right along the river

Gorgeous views, lakes, waterfalls, everything a great backpacking trip consists of! Wow!!! Breathtaking!

Went up today with our kids-really nice panoramic view from the top in all directions. Took our kids, no problem. We went a little extra and ended up with 2.36 miles in total.

Beautiful country. I've done this hike in segments, the latest being a hike into Farley Lake via Yellowbelly Lake and then a trail run the next day from Farley to Toxaway. Great weather in September and an ideal time to hike the Sawtooths. I also did a scramble off trail part way up Imogene Peak. I don't think it would have been too difficult, time permitting, to summit that one from Farley Lake. Earlier, I've gone from Alturas to Twin Lakes. The Sawtooths are a little slice of heaven on earth. Dogs are leashed during certain times of the year though not too many people follow those rules.

I hiked from Pettite Lake to Alice Lake on 06/28/2018. Almost July and the trail above Alice Lake was still snowed in. Woke up the next morning with ice on my tent fly. Two fast water crossings without logs or bridge.

Great views.

Fantastic hike completed in ten hours. First snow of the year with beautiful fall colors. Trail names (numbers not referenced) are well marked.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Eastern leg is mostly uphill and moderately techical. Great view of canyon. Western leg is easy downhill. Loop near start is not accurate. No loop there. That trail goes somewhere else according to hikers that are familar.

on Norton Lakes

hiking
4 months ago

Uphill the entire time. The view is worth it though. We went pretty slow and it took us 1.5 hours to get up and 1 hour to get down.

We did this hike in three days in the last weekend in June. The weather was perfect and we would absolutely do this again. Like other reviewers, I also recommend hiking clockwise due to the hotter, dryer, final stretch back to Pettite (Pet-it). We stayed camped at Alice and Toxaway Lake and after doing the full hike, would definitely stay at those two lakes if we ever did this again.
Things to note: 1. You cross a river about 5/6 times. I strongly recommend having chocos or some other very secure, sturdy sandal to change in to when doing this. or at least be prepared to change socks or something.
2. Toxaway lake had approx. 500 Billion mosquitos- Deet is an absolute must.
3. There is snow at the top of this trail-I was SO grateful for my trekking poles at this point. Also pants.
4. There is a point on the way back to the car where the trail forks and there is the worst possible signage situation happening. It is towards the end, and you have the option to keep going straight or take a sharp right turn, as though your going back in the direction that you just came from, and you need to take that. You'll have some last minute up-hill action and then you'll drop back down towards pettit.

Please don't be the people that are leaving trash in the mountains. take out what you bring in. And have fun!

4 months ago

Great hike! Well worth the uphill climb! Lake is beautiful at the end!

backpacking
4 months ago

Great hike!! Planned on doing the loop in one day. Recorded - 19.2 Miles in 8.5 hours. Going sack to overnight it.

This is a stellar hike. You will share the trail with others but pay no mind. You will love the view and never forget it. The only thing I will add is that Alltrails has a very poor mileage system, this trail being an example. The mileage points are arbitrary so be aware. The hike from trailhead to Alice lake is actually just over 6 miles. You can see this looking closely at the mapping but just a heads up. The view from Alice lake includes a very foreboding El Capitan, reminiscent of the Wind Rivers, and a ridgeline that resembles the ranges namesake, Sawtooth. The place is magical. Don't start late like we did, as we ended up with about 40 minutes at the lake. We got back to the car at dark.

trail running
5 months ago

Epic run with amazing views on a well maintained trail!
As good as it gets!

5 months ago

one of my favorite hikes

mountain biking
5 months ago

Only rode on the portion between baker creek and galena lodge. I thought the prettiest part of the trail by far was between galena and prairie creek.

Did this trail on mountain bikes with my 11yo. The autumnal colors were stunning on a gorgeous day. The trail was somewhat challenging at times (some fallen trees on the way back through the forest path), but we will definitely do this one again!

Loved this trail! I added an excursion to Lake Imogene for a night. Also camped at Twin Lakes on a point that juts out into the water. Had the lake to myself. Woke up to a beautiful snowfall.

This was a beautiful, flat walk/hike in the woods near a stream. The fall colors were just starting. It’s also a mountain bike trail. This would be a great choice for young kids too.

Moderate hike? Yeah no it’s easy. And not a hike, it’s a walk.

Good workout. Nice views of the Sawtooths at the Roundhouse. During the hike, you’re primarily looking at the ski runs and the town of Ketchum, not exactly wilderness and that’s why this hike ranks a bit lower. It was hot and dusty. Everything was dried out.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this as a day hike, and while the lake is small, it is beautiful and blue. Pretty easy hike until the last .75 miles before you reach the lake when all of the elevation gain hits. There's only a couple downed trees on the trail that are easy to navigate around/over.

Was an intense yet wonderful day hike/run, stayed at the campground at Petit lake after, wish I would have brought backpacking gear to stretch out the scenery over another day.

Truly stunning! We did this as a day trip, and I wish we would have stayed a night or two up at Alice Lake — plenty of little secluded spots to camp. The incline was gradual, though make sure to pack really sturdy hiking boots (with ankle support) since the hike is very rocky (it is the sawtooths, after all). Definitely planning to come back!

backpacking
5 months ago

Amazing views everywhere! We did this loop counter-clockwise over two days spending the night at Toxaway Lake. We went over Labor Day weekend so parking was very crowded, but seems like there are a lot of options for parking if the main lot fills up. We didn’t see a single mosquito this time of year. I highly recommend this loop!

Beautiful!

5 months ago

Bridge is out. Make shift logs set up. Not for average balance people.

The lodge loop trail is actually on .67 miles. Suggest the meadow loop.

Heavily trafficked but rad.

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