Chilco Mountain Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

Chilco Mountain Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Athol, Idaho that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.6 miles 1479 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

rocky

The Chilco Mountains offer a beautiful, scenic view of the area north of Coeur d'Alene. This trail ends up splitting off into 3 different trails, which offer different lengths and overlooks. The trailhead offers three different trails and is clearly marked as you're hiking. The N Chiclo is the most popular as its 2 miles up and offers great scenery.

hiking
19 days ago

Did this hike about 3 weeks ago. You will definitely want to bring your snow shoes as we found out, the snow knee deep in some areas. As previously stated, hike has moderate incline with switch backs throughout, but man is that vista at the top worth it!

The service roads to get up are a bit dicey if you don't have a 4x4.

hiking
1 month ago

This moderately difficult trail is mostly switchbacks, so prepare for it bit of a climb. You also have to drive forest service roads to reach the trail head, so make sure that is something you are comfortable with. The hike up can be a bit tedious, but it's all worth it though as the views are grand. Chilco peak has a red rock cover and little trees allowing 360 degree view of the surrounding area. There is also the remains of an old lookout post. I would recommend this hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Super vigorous! Nice trail, went on a rainy, windy day so no view but I'll be doing this one again.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

honestly one of my favorites. defensively enjoyable the second or third time around.

Great views and good steep uphill.

4 months ago

Just went up this morning for sunrise and it was absolutely incredible!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great view and easy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

smokey at the top from all the area fires but overall great hike with moderate difficulty going up!

5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Beautiful 360 deg view on top.

hiking
5 months ago

it is an awesome hike. The view from the top is breathtaking!

5 months ago

well kept trail. beautiful views. and huckleberries! :)

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice afternoon hike. Trail was littered with Huckleberry bushes ripe for the picking. We stayed in the north peak and had an amazing view from the top.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Awesome! Getting to the top is worth it!

6 months ago

Amazing even in pouring rain...no view at the top due to weather enticed us to return soon!