Bud Howard aka Big Tree Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Coeur D'Alene, ID that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Moderate hike, connecting to Canfield Mtn. trail system This is a nice climb, with views through the trees. This trail connects with the Canfield Mtn trail system. Presently there is only one blowdown, it appears the local horse clubs maintain the trail well. This is also accessed by horseback from Dalton Gardens area.
Nice trail and easy to get too. There was frequent noise from the close motor vehicle trails, but gorgeous views. I look forward to seeing it in the spring.
Steep trail but easy to access and connects to the Canfield Mountain trail system. I did not see a river or any water this time of year, however, at the top of the hike you have views of Hayden and Couer d'Alene lakes. Trails are maintained and easy to find.
Forested trail, narrow at times. Some decent views of nearby towns and mountains. Watch out for bikers barreling down narrow stretches, nearly got hit a couple of times.
Great hike and close to town.
Nice trail close the town. Pretty easy hike.
My wife and I did the hike in March this year. It was great! The only downside was the amount of snow we had to trek through. A good two feet in some areas. Overall a long and nice hike. The views from the top are spectacular and made the snow well worth it. The hike was slightly boring and not much to be seen until the top.
Nice hike with good views and elevation changes. The end of the trail was anti climatic.
CAUTION: THERE ARE TWO MOUNTAIN LIONS ON CANFIELD!!!!!!!!!!
this trail is phenomenal. although it is extremely steep if you take the trail that goes "up." and I do not recommend doing a descent on this trail because I have fallen and slid many times. also, THERE ARE TWO MOUNTAIN LIONS regularly chilling nearby the trail. but thats only a problem if you are scared of nature and have never been in the back country.
It had beautiful views all along the way. The hike was uphill a lot, so be prepared. Will be back.
My in-laws live right near this trail. I run it as often as I can each summer when we come to visit. Uphill is pretty relentless but downhill is a huge reward! Trail is clean, safe, beautiful and significantly cooler temperature on hot summer days. Once you get up a the trail a bit, it's single track in lots of spots.
I took a side trail that went ""up"when the main trail seemed to go down as suggested by an earlier review. that was a bad idea. very steep, and eventually I felt like a mountain goat, so I turned around and went back to the main trail.i followed that about 2.5 miles and then headed back down. I was all alone and I'm ashamed to say, when the wilderness opened up in front of me I got a little spooked, so I headed back. that's OK. I got a good workout. it is a beautiful trail. wish there were more open views and I personally love to be along a creek, but the forest was beautiful and cool.
This is an awesome trail that is hidden away behind a very nice culdesac. It's very nice trail of you want to just get away and collect your thoughts and the hiking trails are very well maintained. I think the whole trail is much longer than 4.4 miles from the bottom to the top but either way it's a great trail to spend the day enjoying the beauty Idaho offers.
We love this hike! I'm not sure where they get the 4.4 miles round trip. We've done this several times and it is around 3 miles one way to the end of the trail, then it's 1 more mile up the service road to the antennas and the amazing view of CDA lake. We logged around 8 miles round trip. The way back is much faster as it is mostly down hill. It takes around 3.5 hours at a comfortable pace with a couple of breaks. It is a steady up hill climb, not too steep, but definitely a good workout with incredible views and nice shade. One of our favorite place to spend a few hours!