Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coeur D'Alene, ID that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Mineral Ridge is my go-to trail in the CDA area. I hike this year round, even in the snow. There is a well-maintained parking area. Access is year round, except during very heavy snow. The trail ascends Mineral Ridge via switch backs, which have a moderate incline, but nothing too strenuous. (I hike this regularly with a 74-year-old buddy.) There are some nice views on this hike. The grand prize is certainly the wonderful view of Coeur d'Alene Lake. There is a nice picnic area at the trail head, with rest rooms.
Short, steep, great views.
A great work out and the mist amazing panoramic views of one of the most beautiful Lakes in the world!
Nice, short moderate trail with view of lake from top.
It has everything you want in a hike. Great views, nice trail and a historical vibe. You can grab a guide and learn about the historical significance of the trail while you enjoy the nature. There's even a test. My wife says the forest on this trail feels like it's hugging you.
nice family hike with gradual climb and pretty views.
It was a nice day and a nice hike.
Nice views for a trail all ages can do & an easy drive to the trailhead
Easy trail with great views from the top.
I'm a huge fan of this loop. If you are looking to get some amazing photos of the Coeur d'Alene area and get in a good 3-4 mile hike. This is "THE" spot. Very well maintained trails. Multiple photo opportunities.
pretty steady incline, would not take young kids as they would probably get tired easily. super fun and super good views while getting some exercise as well.
Well managed, narrow trail. 50% good incline, Pretty steep at times. Loop trail. Mostly shaded. The top is steep and rocky, not family friendly for kids to picnic. Best place to picnic is at trailhead. Overall decent hike, but was disappointed only pretty view was the top looking over the lake.
Fun for kids