This trail used to be my running loop when I lived closer to it. There is a good variety of hills and flat spots. There is also a variety of different trails all having a different difficulty. This part of the trail really appealed to me to help keep me from getting bored.
However, there are a lot of people. I attempted going around 12 and my run was constantly getting interrupted because of the amount of people. Going in the late afternoon so you finish just before dark, I found was the best time to avoid the masses.
Tubb's Hill is a great place to grab a quick hike if you are in the downtown area of Coeur d'Alene. It is easily accessed from numerous parking areas in the vicinity. The trail is well-defined and maintained. it is a great place to hike in order to see Lake Coeur d'Alene. It can get a bit slippery in the winter, when the snow gets packed into ice by hikers. Aside from that, the trail is a very civilized one. I have hiked it with my wife on numerous occasions, while still dressed for dinner in the city. It is almost like a rugged city park.
Conveniently close to downtown CDA, heavy usage, crowded.
This trail system is adjacent to the city park of Coeur D Alene, it is essentially an extension of the city park. If you are in downtown CDA, you can reach these trails on foot in five minutes. That's the appeal, right by downtown.
Heavily used by walkers, runners, dog walkers, and swimmers. It has a few areas to swim by jumping off rocks and is popular among locals. There are also two small sandy beaches on the southwest side.
The main trail is well worn and wide. It is fairly obvious which trail is the main one. But many small side trails have been established by foot traffic with no signage.
The scenic views are along the waterline on the southern half of the hill. The peak is unimpressive and no view to speak of.
In the northeastern park there is a small suspension bridge, and two fenced water reservoirs.
Overall this is an easy and pleasant walk/hike if you are near downtown.