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Warm Springs Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (11)

A great descent, out and back, or loop for a beautiful, challenging, fun day.


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Map Key

8.7

Miles

13.9

KM

Singletrack

8,286' 2,526 m

High

5,901' 1,799 m

Low

78' 24 m

Up

2,463' 751 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Views

Upper reaches of trail closed until July 1 to protect calving elk.

Description

The trail is fantastic on descent (taking the lift makes this a great option if you want a great ride without 3,200' of climbing!). It's fast and flowing and can be mesmerizing. A roller coaster ride through the wooded backside of Bald Mountain, including a half mile climb to Little America Point.

As a climb, this trail begins at the warm springs base area out Warm Springs road. The first bit of the trail is a bit steep, but don't worry - it becomes more gradual once you get into the trees. The trail switchbacks and traverses all the way to the top of Bald Mountain. This climb does take some aerobic effort, so be aware.

Beautiful sections of burned trees will open you to many amazing vistas. The trail is mostly smooth and fast, with a few rocky sections but nothing severe.

For a combined 22 mile cross-country loop (best ridden clockwise), connect from Cold Springs Trail, starting near St. Luke's hospital. Or lastly, take the lifts to the top of Bald Mountain for a scenic downhill-only ride. This trail is not patrolled or swept - use at your own risk.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by Sun Valley Trails Sun Valley Resort

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 11 votes

#6611

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  4.3 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#394

in Idaho

#6,611

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Photos

Great scenery on Warm Springs Loop
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
Great glimpse of the Warm Springs / Cold Springs Loop
Nov 22, 2020 near Ketchum, ID
High speed flow on Broadway Saddle Trail
Aug 1, 2014 near Ketchum, ID
The upper section of Warm Springs Trail has great views!
Jul 5, 2017 near Ketchum, ID
Out with the Old in with the New.. riding through the old burn scars make for some great riding
Jul 12, 2017 near Ketchum, ID
An eerie burn zone on the Warm Springs Trail.
Jul 5, 2017 near Ketchum, ID

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Oct 5, 2022
Matthew Wilenchik
Jun 3, 2019
Kyrie Nutting
6.7mi
Aug 22, 2018
Rob Adams
Jul 27, 2018
Rob Adams
Jun 20, 2018
James Hohl
Aug 12, 2015
Jim Bob Pipes
Sad to see how much burned! Used to be such a lush forest ride almost the whole way… still a great trail but much different character now.
Aug 7, 2015
Howie Redd
Sep 5, 2014
Andrew Marshall