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Bald Mountain Trail
Ranked #6 of 12 things to do in Sun Valley
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Owner description: Low elevation hiking trail that culminates in a scenic overlook on Bald Mountain.
Reviewed 30 November 2012

If you don't have much time, want trees and shade, or just need to warm up and get used to the altitude, this is an ideal trail. Located by the River Run Lodge, it is easily accessible by any car or the local bus.

Thank Peggy G
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

If you climb to the top of Baldy, you will have accomplished a great hike. The trail steadily ascends, so for those who are not accustomed to the altitude, it can be a strenuous hike.

4  Thank 79Jane
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We actually did the Lower River Run Trail and then cut over to the road and took it to the Roundhouse. Once we got up to the restaurant we relaxed and had a drink at the bar and then took the Gondola back down the mountain. Excellent views! The road is like walking straight up the mountain so I don't recommend this if you are not an experienced hiker. It is very strenuous but very challenging - great cardio! I am not sure how long our hike was. I am guessing 4 or 5 miles.

2  Thank boisefit
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We took a picnic to the Lookout/Christmas chair lift stop then hiked back down the bald mountain trail. This is a bit hard on the knees and ankles, so take that into consideration. We hiked at a brisk pace, and this took just under three hours. I think it's because we kept stopping to ooh and ahh at the beautiful, non-stop scenery. We viewed deer and a brown fox during this hike. We took the hike on Labor Day weekend, with spectacular weather and temperatures. Dress in layers and bring plenty of water. Other options are to hike up and take the gondola back down free of charge. I'm a regular hiker, and my hamstrings are sore two days later, so be aware of the physical demands whether you hike up, down, or round-trip.

4  Thank BellRocker
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Hike when the gondola/ chairlift is open which is usually late June to mid-Sept. You can hike up and take the gondola/chairlift down for free!! Anything that is FREE in Sun Valley is a bonus! The hike is 5 miles with about a 3,000 ft gain so you must be in good to excellent shape.

1  Thank Sunvalleyjodi
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