Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

This was a nice trail. Views alone/terrain would have been 5 stars. But there were a lot of mountain bikers. And dogs. We saw about a dozen dogs, ALL of whom were off leash. Only one owner bothered to leash, or even call her dog as we approached with our own (leashed) dog. Also, multiple people were leaving bags of dog poop on the trail.

love this trail great for mountain biking. must ride forbidden fruit

trail running
20 days ago

This is such a lovely moderate run or hike. You can go either direction for scenery, but if you don’t like short sharp slippery climbs up, better to go counterclockwise. Lovely sections along the river, lots of sections through the shady woods and up to the rocky, red dirt outlook with great views across to Eagle creek and of the north end of the valley. Best early am (no later than 10) in summer to beat the crowds and the heat. Be sure to Park at Fox Creek trailhead, not chocolate gulch (which is a residential neighborhood and therefore only has a couple of parking spots available)

We hiked the Shadyside/Sunnyside loop part of Adam’s Gulch area. Super close to Ketchum. By the book, about 3.3 miles of a little up and down. Nothing overly strenuous at all - I would say accessible for most people. I can see where it would be a nice easy/moderate mtn bike ride as well, and we did see several people doing this. Note: if you go hike later on a summer day (late AM/PM), start at the trail sign and do the Sunnyside part of the trail first. It will take you out heading west with the mountain on your right with nice picture ops. It will hairpin in about 1.5 miles after going over a creek and then head east through pine forest. The shade will be welcome if it’s hot. You can take side trails, and we did hike up one to a viewpoint overlook Ketchum that was nice. Wear suitable shoes with grip. Overall, a nice, easy hike. Would be fun to bike it. You can make this as long as you want by taking the various side trails.

on Murdock Creek

nature trips
22 days ago

Gorgeous scenery, beautiful leisurely walk, wheelchair accessible for part of the trail. Had my 10 year old daughter with me so we had to turn back at the severe incline, but I intend to go back to see if the second half of the trail matches the first half in beauty. Definitely would recommend.

This trail as mapped here is to Roundhouse NOT the summit. The summit is an additional 2 miles (and about another 1800' elevation gain!) one way from the Roundhouse Connector, which is itself .7 miles. The signs at the bottom are misleading because it says 3.7 mi. to Roundhouse and 5 to the summit but the connector makes it so that it's a considerable detour to do so.

Pro Tip: the gondola at roundhouse is free on the way down.

If you want to continue to the summit, you can append that 4 mile round trip and take the connector to roundhouse for the free ride down making for a 7.7 mi total trail. Roundhouse is worth a stop too for some food and beer and to really absorb those views!

Beautiful views! Can go for a short loop or long depending on what you’re feeling. Multiple trails available. We went long and ended up going 10miles. Parking lot was packed, but we didn’t see all that many people on the trail which was nice.

Nice hike along the river of you follow it towards the next most south trail head. Not as much shade as I was hoping for. Pretty vistas of the mountains across the way when you double back

Great moderate trail with a variety of scenery including mountain vistas and hiking along the river. Do it counter clockwise from the trailhead.

Incredible views along this hike. Well worth the trip! The mosquitos were a little too friendly though.

1 month ago

The hike to the top of Baldy is a staple of our annual visits to Sun Valley. The map shows the trail all the way to the top, but this trail offers a lot of options for different skill levels. Some go as far as the overlook and back, others can take the Roundhouse Cutoff, or you can take it all the way up. You can hike out and back, or hike to the top and take the chair lift and gondola back to the base - free of charge in the summer if you're going down only. Downhill bike traffic is not allowed on this trail, but nearby trails offer a lot of options for bikers as well. The trail wraps around a large part of the mountain, offering a variety of views and terrain. It's a steady incline almost all the way to the top, without any grueling steep stretches, but also without much relief from the uphill climb. Our six-year-old made it up himself, and I carried our two-year-old in the backpack, making for about a four-hour trip to the top; more experienced hikers and/or those without kids could do it much faster. Water and restrooms are available at the Lookout Restaurant near the summit (closed but unlocked during the summer), or at the Roundhouse (open for lunch from late June through the end of the season), so there are good opportunities to rest and refresh before heading back down. The views throughout the trail, and especially from the top, are unbeatable.

1 month ago

Beautiful loop trail. The wildflowers are abundant and varied this time of year.

Well maintained and the view is incredible!!!

1 month ago

Excellent Trail. Beautiful views throughout. Hope I get to that part of the country again!

1 month ago

Amazing views. My favorite hike locally by a good deal. so many wildflowers right now too!

1 month ago

This is not a loop trail! But It is a great trail for getting a stunning view of the mountains surrounding Ketchum and well worth the effort of the steep climb out of the gulch and up to the summit...which is over 1,000 feet from the bottom of the gulch. Allow 5 hours to hike in and back out.

Good loop trail, lots of views from the top. Mosquitos can get bad along the river portion.

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!

2 months ago

Perfect for off leash hiking with “Fido!”

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.

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.

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

road biking
7 months ago

By far, one of the nicest trails I have ridden! Beautiful scenery, following the Wood River from Ketchum to Hailey, this trail is luxuriously close to Sun Valley Resort, and the charming town of Ketchum. An early morning 34 miles of this beauty of a trail over Labor Day weekend, left us plenty of time to enjoy downtown Ketchum and the Wagon Days Parade,which is largest non-motorized parade in the US. It consisted of wagon trains, bareback riders, etc., and was fantastic. Do not miss it.

10 months ago

Fabulous hike in the snow!!! Saw tons of animal tracks!! Beautiful views. Loved 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
10 months ago

Beautiful, nice trail for a casual run.

trail running
11 months ago

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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

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.

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