Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail

MODERATE 118 reviews

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.

2.5 miles 649 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

8 days ago

So beautiful!!

10 days ago

Short, steep, great views.

10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Easy!

1 month ago

Beautiful views
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1 month ago

A great work out and the mist amazing panoramic views of one of the most beautiful Lakes in the world!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, short moderate trail with view of lake from top.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

nice family hike with gradual climb and pretty views.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a nice day and a nice hike.

2 months ago

Nice views for a trail all ages can do & an easy drive to the trailhead

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with great views from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fun for kids