With hundreds of trails around every corner, there are endless adventures to explore in the Sawtooth Mountains. Choosing where to start can be a tough task, but we have you covered here at Triangle C Cabins. If you and your family want to enjoy a day in the beautiful Central Idaho wilderness, you need to take a hike on the Alpine Meadows Trail. Trust us; you won’t want to miss the stunning mountain scenery on display along this easy-to-trek pathway.
For more information on the best trails, activities, and attractions in the area, be sure to check out our complimentary Adventure Guide.
Your Guide to Hiking the Alpine Meadows Trail
How to Get to the Trailhead
The Alpine Meadows Trail is a great way to get out and explore the Sawtooth wilderness if you’re enjoying a day at Alturas Lake. Travel south on Highway 76 for about 21 miles before taking a right onto Alturas Creek Trail for another six miles. There is a parking area next to the trailhead. All you have to do is lace up your hiking boots and hit the path!
Hiking the Alpine Meadows Trail
The Alpine Meadows Trail is a seven-mile out-and-back path that showcases the natural beauty of the Sawtooths. The trail weaves and winds through a beautiful scenic valley to the foot of a mountain leading with a network of small lakes. The entire journey takes you along Alpine Creek, which creates a tranquil atmosphere with the sounds of a babbling brook as the soundtrack to your hike. It may not have the “wow!” factor that some of the trails around Redfish Lake have, but it’s well worth a day excursion with your family.
Tip: Summer and fall are the best times to hike the Alpine Meadows Trail.
The Alpine Meadows Trail is one of the best in the area if you want to enjoy a day hike with the entire family. The small change in altitude combined with the lack of challenging elements or rocky escarpments makes this appropriate for all ages and abilities. There is some off-trail hiking available, but casual hikers should not attempt to traverse those areas.
Respect Your Surroundings
Remember that if you pack it in, pack it out! Help keep this incredible place pristine and pure for the next visitors. Check up on the rules of the Sawtooth Wilderness Area here.
Here at Triangle C Cabins, we are more than just the ultimate base camp for your Sawtooth Moutain adventure; we are a family. We strive to live by the acronym WEAR, or Warm, Energetic, Adventures, and Real. Our incredible staff aims to give you the best experience possible by providing you with warm and genuine service with and energy that is unlike any other in the area. Whether you are enjoying your authentic cabin, embarking on one of our adventure bundles, or taking the Redfish shuttle over to the Redfish Lake Lodge, you and your family will make memories that last a lifetime with us.
Start planning your trip today by booking one of our cabins. We look forward to welcoming you to Triangle C Cabins.