Ketchum/Sun Valley Area Hikes

Bald Mountain Trail
Distance: 9 miles roundtrip
Climb: steep
Difficulty: moderately difficult
Usage: heavy
Location: From downtown Ketchum, drive west to the trailhead at the bottom of the River Run chair lift.

Popular among area locals, Trail #201 ascends to the top of Sun Valley’s primary peak. The Bald Mountain Trail climbs 3,331 feet and ends at a fire tower. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Shadyside Trail
Distance: 3 miles roundtrip
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: easy
Location: From Ketchum, travel on State Highway 75 before exiting onto Adams Gulch Road. Travel 0.75 miles to locate Trail #177A at the Adams Gulch Trailhead.

Shadyside Trail #177A provides families with easy access to mountain scenery on a gentle trek. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Adams Gulch Trail
Distance: 14 mile loop
Climb: steep
Difficulty: difficult
Usage: moderate
Location: From Ketchum, travel on State Highway 75 before exiting onto Adams Gulch Road. Travel 0.75 miles to locate Trail #177 at the Adams Gulch Trailhead.

A loop trail beginning on Trail #177 and intersecting with Trail #142, this hike through mountain scenery is also a popular destination for mountain bikers. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Trail Creek Trail
Distance: 3 miles roundtrip
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderately easy
Location: From Sun Valley Village, travel 2 miles east up Trail Creek Road to locate the trailhead at Trail Creek Cabin.

Trail Creek Trail #305 parallels Trail Creek on a hike suitable for an afternoon excursion in the scenic area. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Aspen Loop Trail
Distance: 1.75 mile loop
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: easy
Location: From Sun Valley Village, travel 2 miles east up Trail Creek Road to locate the trailhead at Trail Creek Cabin.

Meandering under a canopy of aspen and evergreen trees, Trail #119A is strictly limited to foot-traffic and is a perfect option for a family hike. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Corral Creek Trail
Distance: 7 miles roundtrip
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Location: From Sun Valley Village, travel 2 miles east up Trail Creek Road to locate the trailhead at Trail Creek Cabin.

An aspen and evergreen forest surrounds Trail #119B as it climbs through the scenic Sun Valley. Hikers should expect to encounter mountain bikers on this trail. Best months for hiking are June through September.

Pioneer Cabin Trail
Distance: 8.5 mile loop
Climb: steep
Difficulty: difficult
Usage: heavy
Location: From Sun Valley Village, travel east up Trail Creek Road. 1 mile northeast of Boundary Campground, merge onto Corral Creek Road to locate the trailhead for Pioneer Cabin Trail #122.

For those hikers ready for a long day in the sun, this trail ascends to an old ski hut constructed by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1937. Still in use, the cabin’s 9,400-foot elevation provides panoramic views of the Pioneer Range. Although beginning on Trail #122, hikers should make the return loop on Long Gulch Trail #123. Best months for hiking are mid-June through September.

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