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Best summer activity with many options

Trail begins just to the right of the gondola, with a well marked entrance. It is 5 miles to the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Scenic, but It's No Wilderness

I rode the gondola and lifts to the top of Bald Mountain and hiked down (July 2016). There were... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Stephen H
Boise, Idaho
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Low elevation hiking trail that culminates in a scenic overlook on Bald Mountain.
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Trail begins just to the right of the gondola, with a well marked entrance. It is 5 miles to the summit, where Lookout Restaurant, vending machines only in the summer, offers spectacular vistas. Good preparation will ensure the most pleasant hike. Ideally start the hike...More

2  Thank PracticalVacationer
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I rode the gondola and lifts to the top of Bald Mountain and hiked down (July 2016). There were plenty of wildflowers and views of nearby mountain ranges. It is work, even going downhill and some detours due to the use of heavy equipment, made...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is a great in town hike. If you haven't acclimated or are in so so shape, you should be able to make it to the first lookout. Best to get to the Roundhouse for lunch. Then take the gondola down or continue to the...More

1  Thank Idahobeachgal
Reviewed 23 August 2015

a must while visiting Sun Valley, beautiful, challenging, views are incredible. hike to the round house and take the free gondola ride down during summer months.

Thank austin_TexasLkd
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Starting out at almost 6,000 feet, the hike up Bald Mountain Trail is breathtaking, not only from the 3,000 + feet climb in elevation but also because of the views of the sweet little town of Ketchum and up and down the Wood River Valley....More

2  Thank KetchumPegasus
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Head to Seattle Ridge great ski area for everyone strong beginner to expert, beautiful views, excellent food.

Thank Gypsygirl831
Reviewed 12 November 2014

excellent views and one heck of a photo oppurtunity.Of course this is a summer time trail for hiking or biking and gives you serenity as you look around and see the valley nestled into the sawtooth mountains

1  Thank idlehands26
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Last year we hiked to the top of Bald Mountain, and this year we decided to hike down. From the top, it is about a 2 ½ hour hike down the 5 mile trail. It was hard on our knees and ankles, but we were...More

1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 16 February 2014

The fortunate thing is they make snow when it is a lean year. We were lucky and they had a foot of powder then sun the rest of the week!

Thank vacakelly
Reviewed 30 November 2012

If you don't have much time, want trees and shade, or just need to warm up and get used to the altitude, this is an ideal trail. Located by the River Run Lodge, it is easily accessible by any car or the local bus.

Thank Peggy G
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