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Outstanding trail, well groomed, views phenomenal

We are sea level people so the hike to the top of Bald Mt, at 9,150' was a bit of a challenge for... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Barb H
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Seattle, Washington, United States
Fantastic views!

Great hike. Fantastic views, the air smells so good and great exercise. Oh and did I mention the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
ColeTrickle1995
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Low elevation hiking trail that culminates in a scenic overlook on Bald Mountain.
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Bald Mountain, Sun Valley, ID
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We are sea level people so the hike to the top of Bald Mt, at 9,150' was a bit of a challenge for us only because of not having enough days to acclimate. The trail itself was well groomed, with long switchbacks that helped you...More

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Great hike. Fantastic views, the air smells so good and great exercise. Oh and did I mention the fantastic views!!!

Thank ColeTrickle1995
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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

5  Thank PracticalVacationer
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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
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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
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Reviewed 24 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.

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Reviewed 4 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
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

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

Thank Gypsygirl831
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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
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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
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