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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
One-way/Shuttle
Distance
2.70 mi (4.35 km)
Please respect the outdoors and leave no trace. One tip how to dispose of waste properly: Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. For more information, visit https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

The Alturas Lake Trail is not part of the official Forest Service network. It may be a combination of the historic route connecting the Eureka town site with Sawtooth City, or simply a user-created trail along the shore of the lake. The beach at the northeast corner is a nice spot to spend the day or have an evening picnic. The trail is a pleasant walk and a great option for young children.  There are no beaches along the shoreline but from the end of the trail a .3 mile strip of sand extends all the way to more heavily-used beaches at the day use area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Good option for kids. Easy day hike. Ends at a beach.

Cons

Unnofficial trail. May not be maintained.

Trailhead Elevation

7,040.00 ft (2,145.79 m)

Net Elevation Gain

50.00 ft (15.24 m)

Address

Forest Rd 205
Ketchum, ID 83340
United States

Features

Fishing

Location

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