6.3 miles
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-2,389 ft
Descent
00:33:56
Avg time
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Cold Springs Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sun Valley: Bald Mountain
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • Ref Number
    #328
  • AKA
    Perimeter Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-Sep
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #48674 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57082 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1997
  • Land Manager

The Cold Springs trail offers a sunny traverse across the backside of Bald Mountain highlighted by a constant, rolling grade with some rocky sections. Following the traverse, the trail diverts into a fast, smooth wooded section down to the Cold Springs lift. Connect to Warm Springs Trail for a combined 22 mile cross-country loop (best ridden clockwise), coming back along the Wood River Trail "Bike Path." This ride is a also great as an up and back or lift-accessed downhill only ride. Be advised of occasional uphill traffic on this trail. This trail is not patrolled or swept-use at your own risk. Cold Springs trail is closed every year for elk calving per Forest Service regulations until July 1st when it opens to the public.

Access Info

St. Luke's hospital vicinity
Broadway Trail
Warm Springs Trail

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cold Springs bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,363 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,927 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,290 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,289 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,928 ft
  • Grade
    -7.1%
  • Grade max
    -64.2%
  • Grade min
    15.3%
  • Distance climb
    1,306 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    997 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:56
  • Avg reverse time
    01:44:26
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Status:
on May 13, 2022
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)

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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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      Cold Springs Trail Reports

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      May 13, 2022 @ 10:11am
      May 13, 2022
      Closed till July 1st for elk calving
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 1:31pm
      Oct 12, 2021
      Aug 20, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Aug 20, 2021
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 6:13am
      Jul 1, 2021
      Officially open for the season!
      May 10, 2021 @ 6:50am
      May 10, 2021
      Closed until July 1st due to elk calving. Please respect this closure.
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      Sep 17, 2019 @ 2:46pm
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Andreaspresthofer (Jun 23, 2021 at 18:46)
       Closed until July1, 2021. Deer calving the sign says. You are stuck with Baldy Trail, or the downhill trail to roundhouse (until tram opens June 26) if you want to ride to the top. Both trails start to the right of the Baldy chair lift. Hope I got all the dates and rules right. Oh yes, the warm springs trail is also a starting point, traversing into the badly trail.
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      hartdds (Jul 29, 2021 at 16:26)
       If you are 61 years old and are coming from sea level, as I am and did, this climb is a ball buster. Long and relentless.
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      • + 0
      clarkmac (Apr 19, 2022 at 21:36)
       Don’t need suspension. Better on a gravel bike
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      Warm & Cold Springs Singletrack Loop | Sun...
      12:52 | 121 | Nov 22, 2020 , Ketchum
      Bald Mountain Up and Over 10-20-20
      7:21 | 81 | Nov 7, 2020 , Ketchum
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