"The higher you get, the higher you get."
These famous words are painted on the roof of the beloved Pioneer Cabin hike. They're a refreshing reminder of the euphoric experiences that Idaho hiking trails can induce. In Sun Valley and the surrounding areas, there is an endless variety of hikes from backdoor jaunts to multi-day backpacking treks.
The Wood River Valley is fenced in by the Smoky, Boulder and Pioneer Mountains and within an hour drive lies the Sawtooth, White Cloud and Lost River mountain ranges, each boasting their own unique hiking experiences. Views will have you channeling your inner Ansel Adams, with wildlife sightings virtually guaranteed.
Guided hiking trips and shuttles to your favorite trailheads are available for any length trip and for any ability.
Galena Lodge Trails
Galena Lodge is surrounded by a 47-mile non-motorized single track trail network that was created through a partnership between BCRD, Galena Lodge and the Sawtooth NRA. The trails are suited for all users incluing beginner, intermediate and advanced hikers, runners, equestrians and mountain bikers.
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Located at the northernmost end of the Sawtooth National Forest, SNRA comprises one of the largest and most magnificent National Recreation Areas in the United States. Four mountain ranges: the Sawtooths, Boulders, White Clouds, and Smokies provide scenic landscapes in every direction, with more than 50 major peaks over 10,000 feet, 300 lakes, and 250 miles of trails. There are more than 1,000 high mountain lakes here, as well as the headwaters of four of Idaho’s major rivers: the Salmon, South Fork of the Payette, the Boise, and the Big Wood.