8.3 miles
Distance
231 ft
Climb
-2,608 ft
Descent
00:55:23
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
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    July-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Other
  • Global Ranking
    #35822 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30412 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1998
  • Land Manager

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

Bike Park

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Warm Springs bike 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
    00:55:23
  • Avg reverse time
    01:54:43
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Warm Springs Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2021 @ 1:29pm
      Oct 12, 2021
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 8:57am
      Jul 18, 2021
      Some trees across the trail
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 6:14am
      Jul 1, 2021
      Officially open top to bottom for the season!
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 6:14am
      Jul 1, 2021
      Officially open top to bottom for the season!
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 7:03pm
      Jun 24, 2021
      Switchbacks are pretty dusty make sure to be safe
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 258 rides
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      Nov 29, 2020 @ 9:25pm
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      Nov 29, 2020 @ 9:25pm
      Nov 29, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      2018 IES Sun Valley Enduro PRO / EXPERT race
      27 miles
      2018 IES Sun Valley Enduro SPORT race
      27 miles
      Short Ketchum pt. 1
      15 miles

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      hartdds (Jul 29, 2021 at 16:24)
       This is only a black trail if one rides it uphill, and does so coming straight from sea level. There is nothing black about it. No steep sections, nothing technical. I found it rather dull because of the amount of shale and scree over the top 2/3.
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      • + 0
      hoaglundbrendan (Sep 29, 2021 at 15:44)
       Did this up and down on 9/29/21. Nice climb on the way up and stupid fun on the way down. A bit loose, but awesome flow and natty chunder. Do it!
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      Videos

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      Warm & Cold Springs Singletrack Loop | Sun...
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      7:21 | 78 | Nov 7, 2020 , Ketchum
      Warm Springs 4
      1:23 | 72 | Jun 27, 2016 , Ketchum
      Warm Springs 3 Sun Valley, ID
      13:14 | 243 | Jun 27, 2016 , Ketchum
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