Explore the most popular hiking trails near Ketchum with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

we hike this trail every year when on vacation at alturus lake. lots of switchbacks and a beautiful rest about 2.5 miles in. a nice little sandy area on the creek. have seen lots of wildlife and some amazing views!

6 days ago

Hike was pretty easy. Not too far but it was mostly uphill all the way to the lake. There is a upper and a lower lake on this trail for anyone who didn’t know, so don’t forget to make it up to the upper. There was a lot of people on the trail, that’s my only complaint, but I’d recommend

A great hike with lots of variety and terrific views.

We had a great hike today! A beautiful, well marked and scenic route! magnificent views!

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
1 month 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.

hiking
4 months ago

I did not complete this trail due to my partner and I setting a tight timeframe. We traversed about an hour into the hike before turning back. The toughest part of what we did complete of this trail seemed to be the first mile having little real shade, some rocky footing, and some scramble over. The trail did demand elevation gain but it evened out after a more strenuous but not difficult first half mile. The trail follows a nice creek but shade is sporadic midday. The wildflowers are prolific! We started out in early afternoon in July and came back to the trailhead as a mild thunderstorm was brewing east of us. I would/will try this one again! Also, Lake Alturas nearby is a great place to cool off!!

hiking
8 months ago

Short and sweet hike up to a small lake. All the flowers were dead, but the views of the snow covered mountains made up for it. Some small patches of ice and snow but nothing crazy. The burnt trees are pretty cool. Easy hike overall.

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked it today. Quite chilly, but the steep grade kept me from getting too cold on the way up. I had my puffy on for the way down. A few patches of snow and ice but nothing too bad. You can take the trail all the way to Upper Norton Lake right now. I got snowed on during the hike back downhill. I guess I missed the waterfall. Really enjoyed this hike!

Moderately strenuous trail with great views the whole way. The hike to the overlook is predominantly shady, and the rest of the hike is a nice balance of sun and shade. We hiked this Sept. 30th, and the trail was clear, although we saw snow patches higher up. We turned this into a loop by hiking up Bald Mountain Trail, then coming down Saddle Up Flow Trail and taking the Roundhouse Connector Trail back to the main trail. This trail also works for running; although parts are rocky, we found it relatively smooth and root-free.

trail running
8 months ago

Beautiful, nice trail for a casual run.

This trail is steep & extremely difficult to find because of all the fallen logs across the trails. It's easy to get lost! It is in need of some serious trail work!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked October 16, 2016. Trail was clear until about halfway up when the snow was beginning to settle. We were able to use footprints from previous hikers to make our way to the lower lake. We were unable to hike further because there was too much snow and we weren't able to find trail markers.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike for all ages. Lots to look at, from flowers to creeks, to the final destination of the beautiful lake. Lots of people on the trail.

trail running
10 months ago

Great trail - missed a turnoff near the crest and ended up at a trailhead a mile north.

beautiful trail with lots of varying scenery. will be back :)

hiking
10 months ago

This was a good, challenging hike with a great reward of a waterfall/ lake at the end! You won't have cell service before the first turn off, so be sure to study how to get there before you lose data. I would do this again!

backpacking
10 months ago

This area is very beautiful! Be aware that the trail is very poorly maintained and disappears for long sections at a time. Be prepared to do a lot of bushwhacking and climbing over downed logs and avalanche debris.

10 months ago

Almost all uphill to get to the lake. It's a good trek but worth it to see the beautiful lake and waterfall on the way up. We really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
10 months ago

This is just about as good as it gets. We have been hiking in Ketchum for a month and this trail is one of our favorites.

hiking
10 months ago

Quiet and serene trail. However, not well maintained with a number of fallen trees and the trail kind of disappears as you approach the river crossing which seems to have moved from the one in the map. We crossed via the large, white fallen tree. At the end you are by a waterfall and a view of a sawtooth formation in the distance. We tried going further up toward the lake, but it became a bit of a scramble.

My track below is the Bald Mountain Trail. It is a tough up but worth the effort. Free ride down the mountain. Great lunch at Roundhouse Resturant.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Visiting from Colorado and was looking for a mellow hike with family and our dogs. The dogs got to cool off at the lake before turning around and heading back down. The wildflowers are amazing and the contrast between the burnt trees from the recent wildfires and the bright colors of the wildflowers are beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

My map below is to Brodie Gulch Saddle. On the trail to Baker Lake at 1.4 miles (and .3 to lake) turn right on Apollo trail. there is a trail sign here. Then go .8 to the saddle. Beautiful. Then turn around and back to the trail sign. Turn right to lake and left to car. My map shows I did not go to lake as it had started to rain. This hike as of now has the best WILDFLOWERS.

This hike should be rated as easy- not much incline. Was absolutely beautiful especially the part along the river. The trailhead is at the end of a residential neighbourhood

10 months ago

The hike was great and relatively easy. We did this hike in the morning and another hike later that day. You have to drive to the trailhead a ways off from the main road. Would recommend

Very nice trail. Close to town

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful lake and hike. Was great place to spend half the day with the family. For the average hiker, we ranked it more in between moderate and strenuous.

hiking
11 months ago

Really nice hike today without 8 year old. Elevation was great. Mix of woods, open spaces, and river trails. Great!

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful - not too tough, pretty wildflowers, great views

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