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Gems in Sawtooth National Forest - 2

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gem Favorite Sawtooth Lake.

Sawtooth Lake

(12) Idaho City, ID
gem Favorite Phantom Falls from the base of the falls.

Phantom Falls

(1) Hansen, ID

Recommended Routes in Sawtooth National Forest - 8

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

Sawtooth Lake (from Iron Creek Trailhead)

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,747' Up 532.57 m Up 1,747' Down 532.49 m Down

Challis, ID
Favorite Toxaway Lake at Sunrise.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alice-Toxaway Loop

19.1 mi 30.8 km 2,985' Up 909.97 m Up 2,985' Down 909.93 m Down

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

Pioneer Cabin Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 3,019' Up 920.05 m Up 3,007' Down 916.58 m Down

Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Meadow
Intermediate/Difficult

Norton-Big Lost Lakes Loop

4.9 mi 8.0 km 1,596' Up 486.45 m Up 1,596' Down 486.58 m Down

Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Sawtooth Lake.
Difficult

Grand Sawtooth Loop

71.6 mi 115.3 km 13,476' Up 4107.58 m Up 13,476' Down 4107.49 m Down

Idaho City, ID
Favorite Switch backing up the Bald Mountain Trail
Difficult

Bald Mountain Trail

5.3 mi 8.5 km 3,229' Up 984.2 m Up 0' Down 0 m Down

Ketchum, ID
Favorite One of a handful of offering piles
Intermediate

Proctor Mountain Loop

4.4 mi 7.0 km 1,610' Up 490.81 m Up 1,610' Down 490.68 m Down

Sun Valley, ID
Favorite A pleasant view from the top of A-H Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult

Third Fork/Wahlstrom Hollow Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km 1,774' Up 540.65 m Up 1,770' Down 539.64 m Down

Hansen, ID

Sawtooth National Forest Hiking

  • 773 Miles 1,244 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 78 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 40 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sawtooth National Forest - 129

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1.5 mi 2.3 km #1Goat Lake Trail
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
Very Difficult
Challis, ID
4.7 mi 7.5 km #2Prarie Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
4.3 mi 6.9 km #3Adams Gulch
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
5.5 mi 8.8 km #4Alturas Lake Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
8.7 mi 13.9 km #5Warm Springs Trail
Intermediate
Ketchum, ID
Intermediate
Ketchum, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km #6Alpine Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
3.5 mi 5.7 km #7Miner Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Imogene Lake Trail #397
Easy/Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
21.3 mi 34.3 km #9Redfish Creek - Barron Creek Trail #101
Intermediate
Challis, ID
Intermediate
Challis, ID
7.6 mi 12.3 km #10Eve's Gulch
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID

Photos of Sawtooth National Forest - 136

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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
Toxaway Lake at Sunrise.
Mar 17, 2020 near Sun Valley, ID
Great views along the Castle Creek Trail.
Apr 14, 2015 near Ketchum, ID
View of Alpine lake on our way up to Sawtooth lake
Jul 31, 2017 near Idaho City, ID
Thompson Peak
Jul 11, 2018 near Idaho City, ID
A look into beautiful Redfish Canyon.
Dec 26, 2016 near Idaho City, ID