Bud Howard aka Big Tree Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews

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.

4.4 miles 1333 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

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.

hiking
16 days ago

super awesome on / off trail creek spot and views~~~!!

19 days ago

24 days ago

26 days ago

Great trail. Beautiful in the fall. Near the top there was noise from ATVs which was annoying but other than that disturbance it was a great hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

Great views

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great hike and close to town.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail close the town. Pretty easy hike.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Nice hike with good views and elevation changes. The end of the trail was anti climatic.

nature trips
3 months ago

CAUTION: THERE ARE TWO MOUNTAIN LIONS ON CANFIELD!!!!!!!!!!

backpacking
3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

It had beautiful views all along the way. The hike was uphill a lot, so be prepared. Will be back.

trail running
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago