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Good training hike for other objectives but beyond that it sees extremely heavy use and a lot of times you have to dodge the happy little presents left by all the dog owners even though theres mutt mitts right at the trailhead. Its convenient that its close to town though.

hiking
2 days ago

6 of us ladies ranging from ages 17 to 53 all had a great time. I'd say it's on the easier side of moderate. perfect hike if you want to go in the morning. views are spectacular.

Hiked to roundhouse gondola 4.2 miles. All up hill but in mid July the wild flowers were lovely! The gondola is free to go down. The lodge had cold beer for me and ice cream for my seven year old, he did the hike in two hours- we pushed him because the last gondola ride was at 4:30 and we got a late start. Super fun for kids as we used the gondola and ice cream as bribery to keep him going.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Fun day hike. Took 9 hours and went 24 miles to the only waterfall with water (mid July). Beautiful wildflowers and butterfly’s. Didn’t see any other wildlife but there were several Boy Scout troops all over.

I saw 6ish deer and a fox! Very pretty starting in the canyon but then got up high at the end.

Absolutely a must if you are anywhere near the area. We came for Yellowstone, but had a down day and decided to go. Super glad I did, as this is the top 5 best waterfalls I've ever seen and hiked. Things to know - 1. there is a parking area with paved access to the UPPER Mesa falls. This is walking distance from your car, and is not a hike. But very pretty and most of the pictures you see posted are of it. I spent time there. 2. the actual 2.2 mile there and back trail is the "nature walk". This takes you to the LOWER Mesa falls, which are stunning. 3. the trail takes you to an overlook to see the falls from above. It's worth doing. 4. if you are adventurous, you can climb down a small rocky area near the end of the trail. Then follow some lightly traveled non-park paths. This takes you to the actual waterfall and you can get right up to it and touch it if you want! It is spectacular and I recommend it. 5. definitely not for kids or an older person or someone not sure if their footing. Very very steep in parts, or you can jump along the loose lava rocks.

There is a REASON it’s called Goat lake! Only mountain goats can get up there! This trail is highly recommended for its breathtaking views of mountain peaks, boulders and flowers, such as purple lupine and Indian paintbrush. The trail starts off as an easy trail mostly flat, take the turn off to the left that will lead you to a creek crossing. The path from there slowly inclines and then declines for about 3 miles. The trail is gorgeous and pretty well maintained up until mile 3! Once you get to the fork in the road HANG LEFT, DO NOT GO DOWNHILL (as we did and ended up taking a 30-45 minute detour) You will hang right and ascend uphill (AND I MEAN STEEP UPHILL). You will go over shale and loose gravel uphill for about .5-1 mile. Look at the ground closely because the trail is not well maintained! Once you get up to a large boulder (before the MASSIVE field of boulders) hang LEFT. Go around the boulder and track through a very small path that will lead you to the river and a beaver dam that you will cross. From there the lake is a couple minutes up a nice beaten path! This trail is for the adventurers but the lake is crystal clear with a deep blue green tint, highly recommended if you are up for the challenge!!!

hiking
2 days ago

What a nice surprise this trail was. The wild flowers were spectacular! The trail was well maintained and markers let you add loops to this trail. It is an easy trail but you can put in at least 6 miles doing the various loops. There are a lot of great views and it is ever changing. Like the others say, I would bring bear spray although we did not see any signs of bears. We hiked this trail the middle of July. It was quite breezy so the insects were not a problem.

Started @ 10am on a Thursday & only saw 3 different groups of people. The beginning of the upper trail is a moderate incline; however, the lower trail is mostly level. Great views of wetlands. The cons: obstructed lake views from trail and road noise throughout.

hiking
3 days ago

As a point of clarification, dogs are only allowed in parking lots and on a leash. As a wildlife and waterfowl refuge dogs are not allowed on the trails or in the historic building portion of the park.

hiking
3 days ago

Trail was well kept and wonderful Vistas along the way. Stack Rock was fun to scale but recommend some rock climbing/bouldering experience whick I have. Be careful on way back after downhill from Rock to keep straight up/over big jump and not turn left which looked correct from trail markers.

hiking
3 days ago

Good start with a view and a river but ended up turning back after a mile or so because the vegetation became so thick.

hiking
no shade
private property
rocky
3 days ago

It was a great experience to be in a hot springs

hiking
3 days ago

This is one of my favorite places to hike! There are great views around every corner. There are plenty of wild butterflies and chipmunks as well. Perfect balance of shaded and non-shaded trails. Just as a cautionary note, watch out for snakes the closer you get towards the end. They aren’t common but there are some out there.

An amazing asphalt road like that is perfect for walking running biking and with your dogs. I love running on the trail. It also includes few stops with water fountains. This is an amazing trail.

hiking
bugs
no shade
3 days ago

Mormon Crickets were a little bit of a pain. The mine at the top is a very cool piece of history to visit however. Pretty much all uphill going up but real pretty going back down.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike, not much to see until on top, still pretty!

hiking
3 days ago

This was a fun little hike, with a lot of people. It's easy hiking.

This trail is wonderful! The hot springs are perfect and even though I went on a summer weekend, it was not as crowded as I expected (perhaps a stroke of luck). The first mile or so is the most challenging part of the hike, while the remainder is fairly steady and easy; the difficult rating is a bit of a stretch in my opinion. Finding the trailhead was perhaps the most difficult part. It is down the hill from the parking lot on the opposite side of the road. The AllTrails start point is helpful for finding it. Several other hikers mentioned that they had trouble finding the correct trail to get to the springs, but I had no difficulty. Simply follow the trail for roughly four miles or so until you come across a sign at a fork which does not include a label for the springs. Take a right to go downhill towards the river and ford it, then continue on the trail for another half mile or less and you’re there. The campsites are excellent and plentiful, plus the river is right nearby, so getting water was easy. Each site also has a fire pit. The springs are gorgeous, well-built, and the perfect temperature. I wish I could have stayed longer. Having hiked in early July, there were only a few spots with huckleberries and wild strawberries, but they both grow along the trail, so keep your eyes peeled if you hike later in the season! Overall, a quick and fairly easygoing hike with a great payoff. Enjoy!

hiking
closed
3 days ago

Still steep! Great workout.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful views, bring a lot of water, no shade, very worth it. Can go down the mountain after and swim

Beautiful and mostly flat hike. I did 3.5 miles of the trail starting with 316 and then dropped down on the return. Beautiful flowers and cool scenery. A very popular hike in Sun Valley. Enjoy.

on Hulls Gulch Nature Trail

trail running
4 days ago

I love this whole area! Beautifully maintained, incredible views, lovely to run and there are so many other choices around this trail. Recently moved here from Seattle and will frequent this often.

hiking
4 days ago

Great well maintained trail. Nice to have the trail to myself. Only drawback, is there is NO shade so don’t forget your water and sunscreen. Easy access off of Dry Creek Rd.

this was beautifully, well maintained trail. my first time and met really nice people.

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