5 miles
Distance
3,380 ft
Climb
-141 ft
Descent
01:32:22
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bald Mountain Trail

Bald Mountain Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Sun Valley: Bald Mountain
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • Global Ranking
    #5566 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

A challenging uphill ride, this 3000+ foot climb is used primarily by hikers. Start at River Run Plaza and hike to the BLM Scenic Overlook and back down, or continue the five-mile trek to the top of Bald Mountain, where you can download on the lifts. Hikers looking for something shorter can opt to take the Roundhouse Connector and download on the gondola. there are multiple bike loop options via French Connection or the Traverse Trail. Downloading available only during operating hours.

Access Info

River Run Plaza

Bike Park

More Stats for Bald Mountain Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,240 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,788 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,027 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,788 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,027 ft
  • Grade
    12.428%
  • Grade max
    -32.473%
  • Grade min
    63.368%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,258 ft
  • Distance flat
    229 ft
  • Avg time
    01:32:22
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Status:
on Nov 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Bald Mountain Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 6, 2018 @ 9:20am
      Nov 6, 2018
      Section of trail above the Traverse heavily affected by logging operations. Trail will be cleared Spring 2019.
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 1:33pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      2 trees down
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 4:03pm
      Jun 8, 2018
      A few sections (Upper College
      Jun 6, 2018 @ 10:17am
      Jun 6, 2018
      From summit down to Roundhouse Lane one section is snow covered where it crosses Upper College and two sections across Limelight run.
      May 20, 2018 @ 1:35pm
      May 20, 2018
      Open to hiking and uphill biking as a loop with French Connection and the Traverse Trail. Trail above Traverse Trail has not been checked or...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
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      Jun 12, 2018 @ 1:32pm
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      Bald Mountain Trail, Sun Valley
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      Jun 12, 2018
      Bald Mountain Trail, Sun Valley
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      Jun 6, 2018 @ 9:44am
      Jun 6, 2018
      Bald Mountain Trail, Sun Valley
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      Jul 9, 2017 @ 10:22am
      Jul 9, 2017
      Bald Mountain Trail, My City

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