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474 mi 762 km of trail 6 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 19 Trails Intermediate Trails 44 Trails Hard Trails 23 Trails

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Gems in Sawtooth National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Sawtooth Lake.

Sawtooth Lake

(11) Idaho City, ID

Featured Hikes in Sawtooth National Forest - 6

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Favorite Above Alpine Lake, views of the Sawtooth Mountains looking north.
Intermediate

Sawtooth Lake (from Iron Creek Trailhead)

9.4 mi 15.2 km • Out and Back • 1,747 ft Ascent 532.57 m Ascent

(28) Challis, ID
Favorite The talus slope below Alice Lake as seen from the Pettit Creek Trail, looking at the White Cloud Wilderness.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alice-Toxaway Loop

19.1 mi 30.8 km • Loop • 2,985 ft Ascent 909.97 m Ascent

(20) Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Pioneer Cabin awaits you (along with incredible mountain views) at the trail's end.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pioneer Cabin Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km • Loop • 3,019 ft Ascent 920.05 m Ascent

(4) Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Switch backing up the Bald Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Bald Mountain Trail

5.3 mi 8.5 km • Point to Point • 3,229 ft Ascent 984.2 m Ascent

(9) Ketchum, ID
Favorite One of a handful of offering piles
Intermediate

Proctor Mountain Loop

4.4 mi 7.0 km • Point to Point • 1,610 ft Ascent 490.81 m Ascent

(5) Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Some impressive beaver ponds visible from the Third Fork Rock Creek Trail.
Intermediate

Third Fork/Wahlstrom Hollow Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km • Loop • 1,774 ft Ascent 540.65 m Ascent

(1) Hansen, ID

Trails in Sawtooth National Forest - 80

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4.3 mi 6.9 km #1Adams Gulch
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
4.3 mi 6.9 km Sun Valley, ID
5.5 mi 8.8 km #2Alturas Lake Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
5.5 mi 8.8 km Sun Valley, ID
8.7 mi 13.9 km #3Warm Springs Trail
Intermediate
Ketchum, ID
Intermediate
8.7 mi 13.9 km Ketchum, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km #4Alpine Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
3.1 mi 5.0 km Sun Valley, ID
1.4 mi 2.2 km #5Imogene Lake Trail #397
Easy/Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Sun Valley, ID
3.5 mi 5.7 km #6Miner Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.7 km Sun Valley, ID
7.6 mi 12.3 km #7Eve's Gulch
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
7.6 mi 12.3 km Sun Valley, ID
10.5 mi 17.0 km #8Rim View Trail #7235
Easy/Intermediate
Hansen, ID
Easy/Intermediate
10.5 mi 17.0 km Hansen, ID
11.2 mi 18.1 km #9Osberg Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Ketchum, ID
Intermediate
11.2 mi 18.1 km Ketchum, ID
7.6 mi 12.3 km #10Castle Creek Trail
Difficult
Ketchum, ID
Difficult
7.6 mi 12.3 km Ketchum, ID
18.7 mi 30.2 km #11Big Smoky Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
18.7 mi 30.2 km Sun Valley, ID
4.7 mi 7.5 km #12Prarie Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
4.7 mi 7.5 km Sun Valley, ID
5.5 mi 8.9 km #13Deer Creek Trail (#158)
Intermediate/Difficult
Hailey, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Hailey, ID
7.0 mi 11.2 km #14Conant Creek
Difficult
Fairfield, ID
Difficult
7.0 mi 11.2 km Fairfield, ID
11.7 mi 18.8 km #15Skeleton Creek
Difficult
Fairfield, ID
Difficult
11.7 mi 18.8 km Fairfield, ID
10.9 mi 17.6 km #16West Fork of Big Smoky
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
10.9 mi 17.6 km Sun Valley, ID
3.3 mi 5.2 km #17North Fork Deer Creek Trail (#157)
Intermediate
Hailey, ID
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.2 km Hailey, ID
9.8 mi 15.7 km #18Wolftone-Curran
Difficult
Hailey, ID
Difficult
9.8 mi 15.7 km Hailey, ID
6.6 mi 10.5 km #19Boardman Driveway
Extremely Difficult
Fairfield, ID
Extremely Difficult
6.6 mi 10.5 km Fairfield, ID
3.7 mi 5.9 km #20Pioneer Cabin Trail #122
Intermediate/Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate/Difficult
3.7 mi 5.9 km Sun Valley, ID

Photos of Sawtooth National Forest - 90

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Above Alpine Lake, views of the Sawtooth Mountains looking north.
May 27, 2016 near Idaho City, ID
Sawtooth Lake.
May 27, 2016 near Idaho City, ID
Looking down onto Alpine Lake.
May 27, 2016 near Idaho City, ID
Great views along the Castle Creek Trail.
Apr 14, 2015 near Ketchum, ID
Thompson Peak
Jul 11, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
View of Alpine lake on our way up to Sawtooth lake
Jul 31, 2017 near Idaho City, ID
Resting area about halfway to Alpine Lake overlooking part of the canyon and valley. Shortly after this point it becomes rocky and rigid with more difficulty and incline.
Jul 31, 2017 near Challis, ID
A look into beautiful Redfish Canyon.
Dec 26, 2016 near Idaho City, ID

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