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Pioneer Cabin Trail #122

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A popular day hike to a cabin offering spectacular views of the Pioneers.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

9,460' 2,883 m

High

6,948' 2,118 m

Low

2,511' 765 m

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Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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Description

The trail to the Pioneer Cabin is one of the area’s most popular hikes. It climbs through more than 23 switchbacks up a forested ridge and across a flower-decorated plateau to one of the best vistas in the valley.

The cabin, situated at the brink of a steep drop into the North Fork of Hyndman Basin, was modeled after alpine huts in Europe. It was built by the Sun Valley Company in 1938.

Look for the quote "The higher you get, the higher you get" on the Pioneer Cabin's roof.

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Pioneer Cabin awaits you (along with incredible mountain views) at the trail's end.
Mar 10, 2017 near Sun Valley, ID
The gang cools off after a long hike on the Pioneer Cabin Trail.
Mar 10, 2017 near Sun Valley, ID
Right after the trailhead, the Pioneer Cabin Trail crosses a sturdy bridge over Corral Creek.
Mar 10, 2017 near Sun Valley, ID
A narrow footbridge aids your passage over Corral Creek near the trailhead.
Mar 10, 2017 near Sun Valley, ID
Enjoy a bounty of indian paintbrush along the Pioneer Cabin Trail.
Mar 10, 2017 near Sun Valley, ID
Lupine are abundant along the Pioneer Cabin Trail.
Mar 10, 2017 near Sun Valley, ID

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Jul 5, 2018
Scott Schlegel
All up going out and down coming back. Beautiful flowers growing in the high meadow. 7.4mi