Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

relaxing, with beautiful wildflowers. Crystal clear water.

10/10 would do again!

moderate hike, short but with elevation change. great camping

hiking
1 month ago

This is not an easy trail. To get to the lake there is a hard climb almost straight up.

hiking
1 month ago

A really nice easy hike through swathes of wildflowers. The lake was relatively quiet as we hiked early but there were several families and groups hiking in ad we made the return...guessing it would have been quite noisy later! Definitely worth the effort to drive up to Baker Lake though just for the wildflowers.

hiking
2 months ago

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!

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
3 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.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Didn't know what to expect when we pulled up. This was our 1st time here and we absolutely loved it!!! Great trails for all levels

hiking
10 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
11 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.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

No idea where this trail actually was. We ended up on the rip and tear bike trail. Would be great for biking. Not the best for hiking

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

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
Monday, July 24, 2017

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.

fishing
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Pretty lake and the hike is really easy. There was a fire a few years back and it hit this area pretty hard. It was still pretty though because all the burn allowed for new undergrowth and there was a lot of flowers. The lake is awesome as far as scenery. We fly fished and hooked a few but never landed them.

hiking
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Awesome hike! Cant wait to do it again!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hiked this with my two daughters and a friend of there's today 8-27-15. The weather was perfect and the hike itself was pretty easy but it seemed to be longer than 2.2 miles. A lot of burnt trees along the way but the lake was beautiful and we even jumped in before heading back down.

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Decent hike with lots of trees. Lots of switchbacks.

hiking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

It was cool. I would prefer going in the morning when it's not so hot. Saw a mountain goat! Also monster fish at the lake. You should go.

hiking
Friday, August 02, 2013

Nice views along the way. After about 2 1/2 miles the trail enters a sandy area near Alpine Creek. You can take the trail for several more miles up into the Alpine Creek Lakes area. The trail becomes difficult to follow in some areas after the sandy area. Eventually the trail appeared to come to a Y - one crossed the creek to the left but we took it to the right and never crossed the creek at any point. After several switchbacks, we made it to lake# 8523 on the map where another group had set up camp. Beautiful area with jagged peaks along the trail.

on Baker Lake Trail

hiking
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nice easy trail with interesting side trips.

on Baker Lake Trail

hiking
Friday, September 14, 2012

This is a nice hike, easy trail, great for kids, and big fish. :)

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Did this hike this year in early August. Good hike for any age, even came up to mom with 2 little girls along the way! Carried our fly poles and had a beautiful day fishing. Sadly, no bites...but still a great day! Carry a lunch and enjoy the view!

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