8.3 miles
Distance
231 ft
Climb
-2,608 ft
Descent
00:55:31
Avg time
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Warm Springs Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sun Valley: Bald Mountain
    Ketchum, Idaho
  • AKA
    Perimeter Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Other
  • Global Ranking
    #35822 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30412 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1998
  • Land Owner

A roller coaster ride through the wooded backside of Bald Mountain, including a half mile climb to Little America Point, this trail ends during a fast, shaded descent down to Warm Springs Plaza. Return to River Run Plaza along the Wood River Trail "bike path." 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. Be advised of the occasional hiker or uphill rider as you near the bottom of the trail, particularly in the late afternoon. This trail is not patrolled or swept-use at your own risk. The Upper portion of Warm Springs trail from our Traverse trail to Broadway trail is closed every year for elk calving per Forest Service regulation until July 1st when it opens to the public.

Access Info

Warm Springs Base
Broadway Connector
Traverse Trail
Cold Springs Trail

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Warm Springs multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,379 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,905 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,284 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,906 ft
  • Grade
    -5.4%
  • Grade max
    -61.7%
  • Grade min
    22.5%
  • Distance climb
    5,010 ft
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,608 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:31
  • Avg reverse time
    01:58:24
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      Warm Springs Trail Reports

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      Jan 4, 2024 @ 2:37pm
      Jan 4, 2024
      May 29, 2023 @ 7:17am
      May 29, 2023
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 4:13pm
      Sep 4, 2022
      Large tree down across one of the fastest pieces of the trail, just downhill of the junction with Traverse Trail.
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 2:40pm
      Sep 4, 2022
      Jul 19, 2022 @ 7:26pm
      Jul 19, 2022
      Two fallen trees on trail. You need to stop and carry bikes over. Dry and rocky.
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