Canfield: Cave Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and off road driving and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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Signing for the Canfield Trail system is in need of much TLC. Make sure you bring your GPS and a compass in case you absolutely cannot locate any trail markings. These trails are frequently used for motorized bikes and become deeply rutted. The rutted trails are a nightmare to hike on. Also, don't plan on listening to music, you need to be able to hear motor bikes coming! They are going fast and tearing down the trails. I would not want to get run over.
This trail IS shared with mountain bikes and motorcycles. But if you want a decent trail near Coeur d'Alene without having to travel out of town, this one has plenty of good views that can make up for the disruption. Overall not a bad rainy day hike.
The description of the trails primary use is incorrect. The primary use of this areas trail system is for motorized recreation and has been for about 30 years. Please keep this in mind when you visit this area. It is a 4-star area for motorized and mechanized recreation. 1 star for hiking.
Caution!! FAST downhill mountain bike trail. Do not hike up this route.
***Cave is a VERY fast DOWNHILL bike and motorcycle trail. Not recommended for hikers!!!
Trail has deep ruts due to the mountain and motor bikes. Steep for 1st mile but opens to a flat area with views of Lake CDA and valley. Easy to miss the trail back down- it is hidden by trees and not well marked. We missed the trail down and ended up a couple miles off course. Miles of trails and endless options and less people the farther in you hike. No water source- be sure to pack plenty of water on a hot day.
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If you are out of shape not a good trail. Straight up first mile or 2 and seriously cut up by bikers!
Great for all ages, and it's nice to have options for trail length. Ended up taking two different loops with a 5 year old.
great views as soon as you get to the top roughly a mile in. we took Penn trail.