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Redfish Lake Winter Access

Sun Valley

Hike, snowshoe, or ski to the shore of Redfish Lake when the road is closed in winter.

Hiking Easy

7.4 km
56 m
56 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2 km
Redfish Lake Winter Access Map

In winter the dirt road the Redfish Lake closes to cars, and becomes a multi-use snow trail. It's heavily used by hikers, skiers, and snowmobiles, so the snow is usually firm enough to walk on. In fresh snow you may want snowshoes or skis.


Nearing the lake, you'll pass the Redfish Trailhead, where trails like Fishhook Creek branch off. You'll then go past the shut-up Redfish Lake Lodge before reaching the shore and the dock. Continue onto the dock for a spectacular view over the likely frozen lake.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between November and May


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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