Guidebook

Idaho Vacation: Best Family Hikes near Sun Valley

Not just for the rich and famous––Sun Valley, Idaho has a trail for everyone!

Jesse Weber

Description

Sun Valley is Idaho’s most famous resort town, best known for winter sports and as a celebrity retreat. Once you visit Sun Valley and the adjacent town of Ketchum, though, you’ll find it’s not such an exclusive place after all. It’s very much still Idaho––welcoming outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities to abundant public lands and endless trails. Families who love hiking will feel right at home during the warmer months in Sun Valley. After the snow melts, the leaves and wildflowers come out, the creeks swell, and the mountains turn into a hiker’s paradise. It gets even better in the fall when the leaves change color, and the cool air is perfect for longer adventures.

While staying in Sun Valley or Ketchum, you’ll have endless trails starting practically at your back door. From here, Idaho’s vast outdoors are easy to reach and free to access, with hikes that range from strolling by the golf course to trekking high into the mountains. No matter what kind of adventure you seek, find it on these family-friendly trails close to Sun Valley.

Valley View Loop

Valley View Loop

Sun Valley
2.4 km
70 m
71 m
A quick hike near Sun Valley Lodge, with nice views of the resort and the town.
Easy
Private
Lake Creek Trails

Lake Creek Trails

Sun Valley
0 - 1 hrs
2.2 km
17 m
17 m
A stroll along the Big Wood River, through forest and fields that gorgeous in all seasons.
Easy
Private
Proctor Mountain Loop

Proctor Mountain Loop

Sun Valley
1 - 2 hrs
5.4 km
308 m
308 m
Aspen forest and a sunny ridgeline overlooking the town.
Difficult
Private
Taylor Canyon Loop

Taylor Canyon Loop

Sun Valley
2 - 3 hrs
6.5 km
381 m
381 m
A great workout with mountain vistas and summer wildflowers.
Difficult
Private
Baker Lake
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Baker Lake

Sun Valley
5.3 km
273 m
273 m
A clear blue lake high in the mountains, perfect for cooling off in the heat of summer.
Moderate
Private
Pioneer Cabin
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Pioneer Cabin

Sun Valley
11.8 km
802 m
802 m
Head into the mountains to reach a high pass, and find a historic cabin with a dramatic backdrop.
Difficult
Private
Titus Lake
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Titus Lake

Sun Valley
4.3 km
282 m
282 m
A family-friendly hike at high elevation, reaching a refreshing alpine lake.
Moderate
Private