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Gems in Sawtooth National Forest - 2

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gem Favorite Sawtooth Lake.

Sawtooth Lake

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

Phantom Falls

(1) Hansen, ID

Recommended Routes in Sawtooth National Forest - 10

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

Sawtooth Lake (from Iron Creek Trailhead)

9.9 mi 16.0 km 1,732' Up 528.02 m Up 1,732' Down 527.97 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 Sawtooth Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grand Sawtooth Loop

71.7 mi 115.4 km 13,387' Up 4080.31 m Up 13,387' Down 4080.23 m Down

Idaho City, 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 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 Pano view of the Boulder Mountains.
Intermediate

Chocolate Gulch Trail Loop

4.7 mi 7.5 km 768' Up 234.21 m Up 770' Down 234.69 m Down

Sun Valley, ID
Favorite Where the scrabble starts.
Very Difficult

Goat Lake on a Lark?

8.4 mi 13.6 km 1,566' Up 477.4 m Up 1,566' Down 477.33 m Down

Challis, 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

4.5 mi 7.2 km 1,601' Up 488.03 m Up 1,587' Down 483.69 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

  • 825 Miles 1,327 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 25 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 87 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 39 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sawtooth National Forest - 141

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4.3 mi 6.9 km #1Adams Gulch
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
5.5 mi 8.8 km #2Alturas Lake Creek Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
21.3 mi 34.3 km #3Redfish Creek - Barron Creek Trail #101
Intermediate
Challis, ID
Intermediate
Challis, ID
3.1 mi 5.0 km #4Alpine Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
3.5 mi 5.7 km #5Miner Lakes Trail
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
Difficult
Sun Valley, ID
1.3 mi 2.2 km #6Aspen Loop Trail
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Imogene Lake Trail #397
Easy/Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Easy/Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
7.6 mi 12.3 km #8Eve's Gulch
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
Intermediate
Sun Valley, ID
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Observation Peak Trail #614
Difficult
Idaho City, ID
Difficult
Idaho City, ID
11.2 mi 18.1 km #10Osberg Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Ketchum, ID
Intermediate
Ketchum, ID

Photos of Sawtooth National Forest - 143

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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
Alice Lake
Jul 22, 2018 near Sun Valley, ID
Thompson Peak
Jul 11, 2018 near Idaho City, ID